The principal work is the beautiful Requiem by Gabriel Fauré,
accompanied by organ with two fine soloists.
The Columbia Choral Society will appear in a combined chorus with The Palmetto
Mastersingers and the Coker College Singers in the South Carolina Philharmonic
concert "The Russian Soul," conducted by Morihiko Nakahara.
This is music arranged from the famous 1938 film of Sergei Eisenstein. It is one of the most famous movie scores ever written.
Tickets for this concert must be purchased separately, and are available in advance from CCS chorus members. Every ticket purchased from a CCS member benefits directly the finances of the CCS.
The program is several unique settings of American spirituals plus a repeat of
Leonard Bernstein’s compelling Chichester Psalms. This famous work
was a commission of Dean Walter Hussey of Chichester Cathedral in England, one
that Bernstein accepted without question, and has become one of the prized choral
masterworks of the 20th Century.
The three-movement work incorporates the Hebrew texts of Psalms 100, 23, 2, 131 and 133.
This organization is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.