Westminster choir to visit Shandon; home hosts needed

December 28, 2012

The Westminster College Chamber Singers and Concert Choir from New Wilmington, PA, will perform a concert at Shandon Presbyterian Church on January 9. "The Music of Living" will be begin at 6:15 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 607 Woodrow St., Columbia.

The group of 36 students is performing at several Presbyterian churches in Florida and South Carolina on an annual tour in early January.

Selections on the program include "Et misericordia" by John Rutter, featuring soloist Alexandra Patterson; Joseph M. Martin's arrangement of "A Stephen Foster Tribute" with soloist Gregory McClelland; and Moses Hogan's arrangement of "This Little Light of Mine" with soloists Jennifer Peet and McClelland. The program also includes Forrest's arrangement of colonial folksongs "The Nightingale" and "The Girl I Left Behind Me" featuring Kimbell playing violin, and Goffus and Anthony Pezzelle playing piano.

A variety of classical, traditional, and contemporary works complete the program.

We also will host the students and leaders overnight in home stays. We need your help and your homes!

If you are willing to host two or more students and show them some fine Southern Shandon hospitality, please contact the Presbyterian Student Association, (803) 799-0212; John Cook,; or Tommy Fitzgerald,, (803) 771-4408 ext. 26.