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Blended Voices of High School Choral Students Come Together for Annual Concert

Florence 1 Schools  will present the All-City Choral Concert on Monday, November 19th at 7:00 p.m. at Wilson High School. The All-City Chorus is the school district’s largest concert choir made up of student voices from South Florence, West Florence, and Wilson high schools.   

Mary Frances Coleman Guest conductor for the All-City Choral Concert  this year is Dr. Mary Frances Coleman, Assistant Professor of Music Industry, Director of Voice and Choral Activities, Francis Marion University. The full-city ensemble will sing a varied selection of music including an arrangement by Handel. 

Each individual high school choral group will also present a special musical selection under the direction of Dr. Erick Figueras South Florence; Nikki Frabbott, West Florence; and Megerlyn Davis, Wilson. 

 “The Choral Department of Florence One Schools is excited to present its 41st year All-City Choral performance. It is especially exciting to be able to share with our community this concert having been named one of the Best communities for Music Education by the NAMM* association for the 4th straight year,” said Florence 1 Schools Coordinator of Fine Arts Laura Greenway. 

“Music helps keeps our schools great, and we are just getting started!  We encourage the community to come out to this All-City event and you will see the importance of what we are doing to help children grow and learn,” Greenway added.

According to Greenway, the purpose of the concert is to provide students the opportunity to learn new music; experience a new viewpoint about musical styles by working with a guest conductor; receive rewards for their individual dedication to the music program; and, learn how to work cooperatively in an atmosphere of non-competition with students from other schools. 
The All City Choral concert is free and open to the public, and it expected to last for approximately 45 minutes. For more information, call Florence One Performing Arts Coordinator Laura Greenway at 673-1134.

Below is a  sampling of All-City Choral music from last year’s concert   




*National Association of Music Merchants

Photo: Dr. Mary Frances Coleman