Music of The Beatles tonight as part of Laurens County Chorale Concert


From a cappella to accompanied, Byrd to the Beatles, Renaissance to Romantic, fast to slow, high to low, from Mealor’s new music to Oldroyd’s older music, the Laurens County Chorale Concert has something on the program for everyone.

British Invasion! is the theme of the Chorale’s concert Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1487 Hwy 56 South, Clinton.

“This is not an ordinary choir concert,” said Alice Marshall, an alto in the choir. “People are going to love the music of The Beatles and much more.”

And more than The Beatles will be on the program. New music by Paul Mealor and John Tavener will be sung along with the Renaissance sounds of William Byrd.

“This group of singers works hard to present their very best to our audiences,” said tenor Andrew Verdin, “We love being together and we love what we do.”

“We sang a program of British music back in 2012 (Music for Kings and Cathedrals),” said Dr. Chuck Neufeld, who conducts the ensemble. “This music is even more accessible and relevant.”

This one-night engagement will feature organist Leigh Fleury, pianist Dawn Driggers, and flutist Dawn Gallo accompanying the chorale.

“We are all excited to share this great music with our audience in Laurens County and the surrounding area,” said Driggers.

“Make no mistake that the Laurens County Chorale will continue to move beyond the ordinary future,” said Neufeld. “We believe that committed singers can make great art that will touch audiences in very special ways. We welcome singers who want to be part of our musical family.”

The chorale will also announce their upcoming 2016-17 season at their May 6 concert. The ensemble has a plan to follow their 2015-16 season that included a performance of Handel’s Messiah in November.

Tickets for British Invasion! are available in advance at Elaine’s in Downtown Clinton, Sadler-Hughes Apothecary in Clinton, and at Earl Thomason Jewelers in Laurens. 

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