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Chamber Choir kicks off the holiday season

Posted: November 25, 2011 10:58 a.m.
Updated: November 28, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Beautiful voices will fill the air as the Chamber Choir of Kershaw County (CCKC) performs its annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wood Auditorium of the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC.) General admission tickets are $5.

The concert will feature familiar Christmas carols, as well as music from the 16th-20th centuries, and folk music of England and Israel. Special guests include the Pine Tree Hill Chorus, directed by Angie Lawson and the Youth Handbell Choir of St.  Timothy’s Lutheran Church.  Guest flute soloist, Elsa Compton will join the Chamber Choir on the Sussex Carol.

2011 marks 20 years of music making in Kershaw County and beyond for CCKC! Former CCKC members and friends are invited to come and enjoy this celebration.

About CCKC

Under the direction of Dr. Susan Wyatt, the CCKC is a multigenerational group of treble singers: that is, soprano and alto teens and adults, girls, and boys fifth grade and above and is continuing to grow, having welcomed several new talented singers this year.  The concert will be the culmination of a busy semester of performing in Kershaw County and Columbia.  CCKC groups have toured the United States, performing in New Orleans; New York City; and Washington, D.C., among other notable cities.

In addition, Dr. Wyatt’s groups have performed in the Governor’s Carolighting, which is televised statewide; the Columbia Music Festival Association’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at the Township Auditorium; and numerous choral festivals.

The ensemble performs Christmas and spring concerts at the FAC.  CCKC will be accepting new members in January by audition.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 803-425-7676 extension 300 or visit www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton St. in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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