October 21-22, 2016

Join high school singers from across the region to practice and perform under the baton of renowned conductor Hugh Ferguson Floyd. With participation limited to one or two SATB quartets per school, this festival offers your top students the opportunity to enhance their ensemble skills and interact with their musical peers. Rehearsals begin Friday evening and culminate in a free performance with the Furman Singers on Saturday afternoon. Choral directors are invited to attend a special Saturday morning workshop on choral tone and the essentials of proper vocal production. We hope you and your students will make plans to attend!


Registration deadline is September 10. Quartet student names are not due until October 3.
  • One quartet: $160
  • Two quartets: $320

Festival Repertoire 2016

Cantate Domino, Hans Leo Hassler
Three Madrigals, Emma Lou Diemer
Sim Shalom, John Leavitt
I hear America Singing, André Thomas
Each school may bring one or two SATB quartets. In order to maintain a balanced ensemble, part substitution will not be permitted, though substitutions may be made within a part if an originally registered student is not able to attend.  Choral directors must attend and be in the building with their students. The student fee includes a packet of festival music for each participant and lunch on Saturday. Directors and chaperones also join us for lunch.  Music packets for each participant plus one for the director will be mailed in mid September.  Please see the registration form for specific titles. Participants are expected to be well prepared prior to arriving at the festival.

SUBMIT Quartet Names for Printed Program
Deadline October 3

Contact Us

Have a question about festival registration? Contact Marcella Frese, programs coordinator, at 864.294.2118 or  

Mailing address for checks:
Fall Choral Festival
Furman Music
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC  29613

Choral Fest Schedule 2016

6:30 p.m. Arrive, Check-In
Daniel Music Building, Nan Trammell Herring Music Pavilion
BRING YOUR MUSIC in Concert Folders.
7 - 9 p.m. Festival Choir Rehearsal
Harper Hall, Nan Trammell Herring Music Pavilion
9-10:30 a.m. Rehearsal
Harper Hall
10:45 a.m.-12 p.m. Rehearsal
Harper Hall
12-1:30 p.m. Festival Luncheon
For participants, directors, chaperones.
Change into concert attire.
1:45-2:45 p.m. Rehearsal
McAlister Auditorium stage
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00-4:15 p.m. CONCERT
Festival Choir and Furman Singers
McAlister Auditorium
Parents and friends invited. No admission fee. Free parking.

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