Singers alumni to perform in concert

The Singers will return to campus Aug. 2-4 for their annual reunion.

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Furman University Singers Alumni Choir will perform Sunday, Aug. 4 at the 10:30 a.m. service of First Baptist Church of Greenville.

More than 120 alumni of the Furman Singers will return to campus Aug. 2-4 for the group’s annual reunion gathering.  The First Baptist concert will be conducted by Hugh Floyd, director of the Furman Singers, and Bingham Vick, who retired in 2010 after serving 40 years as director of the Singers.

In addition to music by Haydn, Brahms and Schubert, the program will include Paul T. Langston’s “God of Grace and God of Glory,” Dan Forrest’s “St. Patrick’s Hymn” and David Schwoebel’s “God Be in My Head.” The concert will also feature the traditional “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

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 as well as inaugurations of South Carolina governors.  The Singers have made regular tours of the Southeast, Europe and the former Soviet Union.  The group has 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.