The colorful stoles worn by Lowcountry Voices (LCV) members are made from authentic Kente cloth imported from Kumasi, the capital city of the Ashanti region of Ghana in West Africa. On a recent trip to Ghana, the cloth was selected and procured by Allen Barnhardt, husband of LCV Assistant Director, Sandra Barnhardt. From the cloth, the choir stoles were designed and created by LaVerne Inniss, the Wardrobe Manager for Lowcountry Voices.
Lowcountry Voices will hold open auditions for the 2017 performance season on the first Monday of January, February, March, April, and May, 2017, between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. Auditions will be held at St. Peter's AME Church, 4650 Sanders Avenue (off East Montague) in North Charleston. SEE "UPCOMING EVENTS" (CALENDAR) FOR DETAILS.
WE ARE AUDITIONING ALL VOICE PARTS, BUT ARE ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN TENORS AND BASSES.
On July 29, 2015, Lowcountry Voices had the pleasure of singing with James Taylor in Columbia, SC. The choir sang “Shed a Little Light” to honor the victims of the tragic shootings at Mother Emanuel AME in June.
Lowcountry Voices, under the direction of Nathan L. Nelson, performed at the Inaugural Lincoln Center Global Exchange Evening Performance, Friday, September 18, 2015 in Alice Tully Hall. The choir performed three selections: Lift Every Voice arranged by Roland Carter, Going Up Yonder by Walter Hawkins, and by request, Amazing Grace which featured Wayne Singleton and Tim Brown from the Mother Emanuel AME Church Music Ministry.
Lowcountry Voices was the last of 12 international acts that performed in the concert, which was streamed live at four websites, including that of WNET, a public television station in New York City. The Charleston choir received a standing ovation that lasted until the entire group had exited the stage.
On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Lowcountry Voices, under the direction of Nathan L. Nelson, performed in concert at the historic Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY, where the renowned pastor is the Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood. The choir performed one of its signature and most requested concert themes – “A Tribute To Gospel Music”. The audience which included many South Carolinians now living in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, enthusiastically joined in on several selections and provided a standing ovation at the end of the concert.