Current Press Release
PRESS RELEASE: June 1, 2017
FROM: Carolina Master Chorale
The Carolina Master Chorale is pleased to present their 35th Anniversary Season, “Songs of The Big Apple, The Big Easy, and The City of Light.”
The Carolina Master Chorale features some of its finest soloists with winners of the 2nd Annual CMC/CCU Vocal Competition in blockbuster songs of Broadway. Enjoy songs and scenes from Showboat and Ragtime, a Pirates of Penzance reprise, a preview of our upcoming production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and much more.
- Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 4 pm Trinity United Methodist Church, North Myrtle Beach
- Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 4 pm Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
Christmas and All that Jazz III
We continue our most popular Holiday tradition performing a wide and entertaining variety of familiar and lesser-known carols in stunning jazz arrangements, with trumpet, piano and rhythm section. Sing-along carols are also a CMC tradition!
- Friday, December 8, 2017 – 7 pm Trinity Presbyterian Church, Surfside Beach
- Saturday, December 9, 2017 – 4 pm Trinity United Methodist Church, North Myrtle Beach
- Sunday, December 10, 2017 – 4 pm Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
The Hunchback of Notre Dame with the Theatre of the Republic
In a co-production of the CMC and the Theatre of the Republic, we bring the hit musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame to life, semi-staged with costumes, dance, and theatrical production. “Quasimodo has swung from many rafters in his day, though rarely as poignantly or as lavishly as in The Hunchback of Notre Dame….” (VARIETY).
- Sunday, March 18, 2018 – 3 pm Beach Church, Myrtle Beach
How Great Thou Art: Great Songs of Faith
Great Songs of Faith as you’ve never heard them before in brilliant concert arrangements, featuring the American Premiere of All Creatures of Our God and King by Paul Ayres, and Genesis, by Robert Cohen, for choir, soloists, brass sextet and large percussion complement.
- Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 7 pm First United Methodist Church, Conway
- Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 4 pm Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach
Individual performance tickets are $22 for Adults, $17 for Seniors and Veterans and $5 for students (up to 22 with ID). Children under 12 attend free.
Season Tickets are $75 for Adults, $55 for Seniors and Veterans and $20 for Students (up to 22 with ID). Children under 12 attend free.
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Bernstein: Chichester Psalms
The appropriately named Carolina Master Chorale is a treasure... Koch's beautifully prepared Carolina Master Chorale blended with the Long Bay Symphony as if they do this all the time...
- Myrtle Beach Herald
Verdi: La Traviata
This was a full length version production, sung in its original Italian. The program called the production semi-staged, but there was nothing amateurish about it.
Koch's sensitive conducting of the orchestra let listener feel the impact of such passages as the high, poignant strings which open the opera, returning late in the work after many shifts of mood.
The remarkable Carolina Master Chorale sent forth jolts of energy in such numbers as the famous "Drinking Song" in Act 1, making listeners completely unaware this is a volunteer group with diverse backgrounds, and not a full time professional music ensemble.
Everyone and everything worked well in this production. Nothing dragged and there was a sense of hardly realizing it was over when it ended.
Timothy Koch, the Carolina Master Chorale, and the cast of fine professionals let us experience a work which is an artistic entree into a world which existed as vividly today as it did in the 19th century.
- Myrtle Beach Herald
Verdi: Stabat Mater
In tones that ranged from quiet and contemplative to mournfully passionate, the 80 member Chorale offered up a stirring rendition of Giuseppe Verdi's Stabat Mater. A flawless performance, it demonstrated the group's vocal skills and precision.
- The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Ginastara: Lamentations of Jeremiah
In one of the special moments of the afternoon, this region;s other treasure, the Carolina Master Chorale, took the stage. Timothy Koch prepared the audience for the music to come with a brief description of the background of Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera and his powerful Lamentations of Jeremiah. Secure intonation let listeners concentrate on the vocal tone colors, the complex and difficult harmonies, and shifting dynamics
- The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Brubeck: La Fiesta de la Posada
It's not often that one associates a powerful, well-trained choir with jazz, but the program presented by the CMC certainly erased any doubts about whether this works. The CMC handled all of this effortlessly, and the soloists - Emily Hindrichs, David Bankston, Joe Chappel, and Drew Trautman - were exceptional. Certain parts must be pointed out - the jazz waltz feeling No. 8, "Run Run Run", the Three Wise Men in No.9, "Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh" with the unconventional chords, the riveting No. 10, "My Soul Magnifies the Lord" with its interweaving of declamatory instrumental gestures and beautiful solo, and finally No. 14, "God's Love Made Visible, with its unusual beat and massive, breathtaking conclusion, using all vocal and instrumental forces - because they demonstrate clearly the skill and power of the CMC itself.
- Myrtle Beach Herald
GUEST ARTIST REVIEWS
The highest praise from me.
- Carlisle Floyd, World-Renowned American opera Composer
How can I thank the Carolina Master Chorale enough for its superlative performances of my Seven Deadly Sins and An American Hallel performed this past weekend? To put it in a nutshell, CMC's skill and execution was right up there with America's top choral ensembles. Undoubtedly, this is due not only to the genuinely dedicated and nice community of CMC singers but also to their gifted and inspired musical leaders Maestro Tim Koch and composer-in-residence/accompanist Andrew Fowler. When leaders with vision show their charges the mountaintop and accept no less, great heights are attained. For all this, I am grateful for a thrilling weekend of music making. I will always be a devoted friend of the Carolina Master Chorale.
- Michael Isaacson, Ph. D., composer
I thank you for reaching out to me to be a part of a great experience. Cheers and rousing applause.
- Mitch Laurence, narrator, actor, ESPN commentator
My friends and I are still talking about how blown away we were today by that concert we saw. The chorale sounded amazing. Very Impressive!!!!
- Michael Orland, music director, American Idol
What a wonderful, innovative program by you and the CMC yesterday! The choir sounded great, and the new works were very enjoyable and engaging. It is so encouraging not only to see the CMC continuing to build momentum, but to see the success of interesting, fresh programming concepts presented in this community. Your efforts in this regard help to open up the market for new ideas with the Symphony and all other arts groups. Please share with the chorus (and with Andy Fowler) my enthusiastic congratulations for a huge undertaking well done!
- Charles Jone Evans, music director, Long Bay Symphony
Thank you again for the wonderful performance. You guys are really special.
- Ewa Mataya Laurance, world champion billiard player
I have to tell you that the best and highest class music making I've experienced since I have been here has come from the Carolina Master Chorale- it is really a first class organization. I wish you all continued success!
- John Santuccio, Executive Director
Horry County Arts & Cultural Enhancement