Next Open Auditions — Monday, November 6, 2017

Lowcountry Voices will hold open auditions for the 2017-2018 performance season on the first Monday of every month, 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.  The audition process includes 1) performing a variety of vocal exercises to determine vocal range and tone as well as ability to replicate a played musical phrase  2) singing a short piece of his or her own choosing (any genre is acceptable)  3) may be asked to sing in a small group to assess vocal blend. Ability to read music IS NOT REQUIRED, but certainly a plus.

For further info or to reserve an audition appointment, please contact Linda Malcolm, Concert Manager:  843.729.5397 or Email


The 2016-2017 Season

The first half of the 2016-2017 season was an exciting and inspirational one.  Lowcountry Voices began its fifth season with "Broadway Rocks" in its 2nd collaboration with North Charleston Pops! This was followed by collaborations with Jonathan Green, pastor H.E. Dixon, Wesley United Methodist Church, project L.O.V.E., East Cooper Baptist Church, Mt. Zion AME Church, and Charlton Singleton.

The new year (2017) began with the annual Martin Luther King commemorative concert in North Charleston, followed by collaborations with the Town of Mt. Pleasant, "A-Town Get Down Festival" in Savannah, Georgia, McLeod Plantation, and African American choral music icon Roland Carter.

Authentic Kente Cloth Stoles

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 at Lincoln Center in New York City - Sept. 18, 2015

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.


Lowcountry Voices at Historic Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY - Sept. 19, 2015

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.