Coker Singers, Hartsville Chamber Ensemble Present Concert

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – April 26, 2011 – The Coker College Singers and the Hartsville Chamber Ensemble will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville.  The concert is free and open to the public. 

Directed by Anna White Hill, the concert will include performances of “Requiem” by Greensboro composer David Huff and selected pieces by Brahms, Nestor and Basler.

The 38 voices of the two choral groups will be accompanied by Ronda Wilkes McElveen, organist at First Presbyterian Church, with assistance by Mary Lee Taylor, violin; Ashley Horvat, violin; Dusan Vukajlovic, cello; Jarrod Haning, viola; Graham Wood, French horn; and Catherine Busby, Allyson Osborne, and Shiloh Sears, piano.

A graduate of Queens College, Hill has continued graduate studies at East Carolina University and University of South Carolina.  She serves as director of the Hartsville Chamber Ensemble as well as the Chancel Ringers, Celebration Ringers, Chancel Choir, Senior High Bell Choir, Youth Choir and Choristers of First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville.

The Hartsville Chamber Ensemble is in its fifth season of performing in the Pee Dee area. Kim Roberts serves as their accompanist.  

Founded in 1908, the Coker Singers is the premiere choral ensemble of the College. The group has performed throughout the Carolinas as well as in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Birmingham. Other recent engagements include performances at the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, and at Carnegie Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.

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