FMU Concert Choir to present a fall concert, Nov. 23
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Concert Choir will present its fall choral concert, Sunday, Nov. 23.
The performance will begin at 3 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s Kassab Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
The choir is under the direction of Sue Butler Orr, FMU associate professor of music, and the choir will be accompanied on piano by Rebecca M. Culbertson, FMU coordinator of benefits; on flute by Dawn Larson, FMU associate professor of theatre history, and Alexandra McCarthy.
Open to all university students, the concert choir has an average enrollment of between 35 and 45 students. This group has sung in numerous area churches and has performed with the Florence Symphony Orchestra. They have performed such major choral works as the “Polovetzian Dance and Chorus” of Alexander Borodin, the “Schicksalslied” of Johannes Brahms, and the Ninth Symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven. Recently their concerts have included selections accompanied by the newly formed FMU String Ensemble.