Furman Singers hit the high notes

Furman Singers perform in concert.

Furman Singers perform in concert.

The Furman Singers are currently on their spring tour throughout the Southeast and their recent concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, N.C. drew rave reviews in CVNC, an online performing arts journal in North Carolina.  Steve Row, the reviewer, called the Singers’ harmonies “gorgeous” and said the group exhibited “considerable musical talent.”

Row was also impressed that “fully one-fourth of the singers are majoring in something not related to music—from neuroscience to business administration to history—and many of the singers have double majors, with the second subject not related to music. Nevertheless, they produce a seamless choral sound that reflects both a love of music and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of choral performance.”

The 80-voice ensemble, under the direction of Furman music professor Hugh Floyd, continues a tradition of performance that is more than 65 years old. The Singers’ concert program during the tour features both sacred and secular music ranging from an early English Anthem of the Tudor period, to a new student work composed for the Singers and premiered on the tour.