Furman Singers Past and Present on Campus This Weekend for Annual Reunion Concert
GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman University Singers Alumni Choir will perform Sunday, June 19 at the 10:30 a.m. service of First Baptist Church of Greenville.
More than 100 alumni of the Furman Singers will be on campus June 17-19 for their annual reunion gathering. The First Baptist concert will be conducted by Hugh Floyd, director of the Furman Singers, and Bing Vick, who retired last year after serving 40 years as director of the Singers.
The program will include music by Mendelssohn, Paulus, Shaw-Parker, Manuel, Moses Hogan, Lauridsen, Bruckner and Ralph Vaughan Williams. The concert will conclude with the traditional “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Father, Give Thy Benediction” by Davis Schwoebel.
The public is invited to attend.
Founded in 1946 by DuPre Rhame, the Furman Singers are recognized as one of America’s premier collegiate choirs. The group has performed at national and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, inaugurations of South Carolina governors and tours of the Southeast, in Europe and the former Soviet Union. The Singers have also performed national concerts with the Boston Pops.
For more information on the reunion and concert at First Baptist Church, contact the Furman Music Department at (864) 294-2086.