Coker Singers to Perform New Composition in Fall Concert

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Nov. 14, 2012 – The Coker Singers will perform a world premiere of a new work during the annual fall concert of the Coker College Chamber Singers at 4 p.m. on Sunday at First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville. The concert is free and open to the public.

The new piece, entitled “The Lesson,” was written by popular composer Joshua Shank and commissioned by the choir.

“The premier of a new composition is always exciting for an ensemble,” says William Carswell, conductor of the choir and chair of the department of dance, music and theater.  “This particular piece has challenged us musically, but the singers have risen to the occasion, as usual, and are ready to perform it for our audience.”

The Coker Singers and the newly-formed Coker Men’s Chorus will also perform.

The Coker Chamber Singers is one of five ensembles at the college. It was formed in 2004 to offer singers an opportunity to perform more challenging repertoire. This highly select, auditioned ensemble performs chamber works from all musical periods.


For more information about the Coker Chamber Singers, contact Carswell at 843-383-8063 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





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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