CofC Ensembles

CofC Ensembles is a series of student performances by College of Charleston Orchestra, College of Charleston Concert Choir, College of Charleston Opera, and the College of Charleston Madrigal Singers. (Dates/times/venues are subject to change.)


Yuletide Madrigal Feast, Dec. 2, 3 & 4

  • The College of Charleston Madrigal Singers present their annual Yuletide Madrigal Feast: A Renaissance-style evening of Holiday entertainment. Enjoy a multi-course meal, wassail, instrumental music, plus carols performed by the Madrigal Singers led by faculty member Robert Taylor.
  • 7:00pm at Circular Congregational Church, 150 Meeting St.
  • Preferred seating: $70 • General Seating: $60 • CofC faculty & staff: $50
    Purchase tickets at least 48 hours in advance of desired performance date to allow time for catering orders.
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College of Charleston Concert Choir, Dec. 6

  • Holiday Candlelight Concert of sacred and secular music, directed by faculty member Robert Taylor. 
  • 7:30pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St.
  • BUY TICKETS ($20 public • $10 for CofC faculty & staff • $5 for CofC students)

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Feb. 25 & 27

  • This classic and timeless fairytale of darkness, light, and finding your way in the world explores the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment. Through comedy and romance, the blend of the human and the supernatural brings us into a journey of trials and tribulations on the path toward a deeper understanding of true love and happiness. The production is a collaboration between the Department of Music, the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Charleston Symphony. Sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles. Led by College of Charleston Director of Opera, Sandy DeAthos-Meers, and directed by Evan Parry; recommended for all ages. 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
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College of Charleston Orchestra, March 21

  • Spring concert by our chamber orchestra consisting primarily of music students from the College. Some are non-music majors who are experienced performers that participate in order to stay active as musicians. Under the direction of Yuriy Bekker (Charleston Symphony Concertmaster and Principal Pops Conductor), the chamber orchestra performs twice each school year. 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.

  • Ticket link to be updated

The College of Charleston's NEW George Street Box Office (GSBO) has streamlined campus event ticketing. The website makes it easy to purchase tickets online, select preferred seating, explore flex ticketing and more. GSBO staff is available (M-F, 10am-4pm) to help you navigate the system or answer questions about events by phone at 843.953.GSBO (4726), by email, or in person at the Sottile Theatre (44 George St.).


PAST CONCERTS THIS SEASON

College of Charleston Orchestra, Nov. 29

  • Join Yuriy Bekker and the College of Charleston Orchestra in their fall program, "Two Geniuses: Tchaikovsky and Orellana." The orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 5 and Variations on a Rococo Theme, featuring CofC cellist Maria Savelyeva. Both works are examples of some of Tchaikovsky's beloved and treasured masterpieces. This concert also will feature the U.S. premiere of Joaquín Orellana's Ballet Contrastes. An experimental Guatemalan composer and violinist, Orellana's musical career has been marked by embracing experimentalist techniques inspired by de-colonial ideologies and Guatemala's cultural history and conflicting social context. His Ballet Contrastes beautifully marry traditional composition with innovative sound. See this article on the fascinating CofC student research on Orellana's music and career.

    Our chamber orchestra consists primarily of music students from the College with some non-music majors who are experienced performers that participate in order to stay active as musicians. Professional artists also perform. Under the direction of Yuriy Bekker (Charleston Symphony Concertmaster and Principal Pops Conductor), the chamber orchestra performs twice each school year. 7:30pm at Sottile Theatre, 44 George St. 

Opera Scenes, Nov. 13 & 14 

  • “Back to the New Normal" is an evening of opera scenes and musical favorites, directed by faculty members Saundra DeAthos-Meers and Amanda Castellone. The event's program is a dynamic one, featuring students of the Opera Workshop and music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Puccini and others. 2:00pm on Saturday, 11/13 and 5:00pm on Sunday 11/14, at Chapel Theatre, 172 Calhoun St. 
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College of Charleston Concert Choir, Nov. 5

  • The College of Charleston Concert Choir will present the concert “Songs for Thanksgiving,” featuring the choral cantata Song for Thanksgiving by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fürchte dich nicht by Johann Sebastian Bach, Exultate by Brian Galante, and Trinity Te Deum by Erik Esenvalds. The concert will feature College of Charleston President Andrew Hsu as Narrator. Guest musicians will include members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and choristers from Christ Our King-Stella Maris School, led by Suzanne Atwood. The Concert Choir is directed by faculty member Robert Taylor. 7:30pm at Second Presbyterian Church, 342 Meeting St.
  • Admission is free. Donations accepted at the door.