A MESSAGE FROM OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR
Dear Friends of the Carolina Master Chorale:
Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your faithful support of the Carolina Master Chorale. Perhaps you agree with me that all of us are still finding our way, to some degree, in “post-pandemic” life. We lock arms with choirs all over the world as we seek to recover and reinvent the art we love so deeply, in rehearsal and performance.
Our final program of the season is designed as one more step in our collective emotional healing. Hope Like a River: Great Songs of Faith is designed as a soothing balm of hope and strength, optimism and foundation, for performers and audiences alike. We have absolutely experienced the real power of this music in our lives through 25 hours of collective rehearsal and many more hours individually, and it is our great privilege to share it with you today.
As we come to the end of our 40th Anniversary year, we owe you a debt of gratitude, as your generosity has allowed us to experience one of the most rewarding seasons in our history. Among many pinnacle moments, our December holiday program attracted 700 concertgoers, a subscription concert high watermark for the CMC, by a significant margin.
Thank you so much for your support, as ticket buyers, financial supporters, sponsors, and general champions for our cause. One of the surest ways we know to express our gratitude is to return, again and again, with better and more meaningful concerts, performed with the special passion that we share for the choral art.
We have a wonderful 2023-24 season planned. We invite you all to become season ticket holders and to share that news with your circle. For now, please allow us to offer you some musical HOPE…Like a river!
Tim Koch, Music Director
The Carolina Master Chorale
carolina master chorale Mission
The mission of the Carolina Master Chorale is to promote the choral arts, present exceptional performances of choral music, enhance arts education, and enrich the cultural lives of our members, audiences, and the coastal Carolina community.
The Carolina Master Chorale, recognized as the premier symphonic chorus in the region, covering Northeast South Carolina and Southeast North Carolina, holds the distinction of being the longest-running community vocal organization in the Myrtle Beach area.
The CMC is proud to be celebrating its 40th anniversary season in 2022/2023. The repertoire of the Carolina Master Chorale encompasses a wide variety of innovative and critically acclaimed programming, including performances of traditional and lesser-known choral and choral/orchestral masterworks, full operatic productions, adventurous contemporary music, numerous commissions, and premieres, as well as lighter fare ranging from Broadway to vocal jazz and gospel music.
The Carolina Master Chorale thanks the following organizations for their financial support: