The Orangeburg Community Choir will be in concert on July 8, 2018, at the Orangeburg Christian Church.
The free concert will begin at 3 p.m. and light refreshments will be served immediately follow the program. Everyone is invited to attend this beautiful program of music and melody.
The program will consist of many well-known hymns, spirituals, camp songs, and a medley in which includes It Well With My Soul, On Jordan’s Stormy Banks, Down to the River to Prayer and angelic arrangement of a beautiful yet simple song, I’ll Fly Away. It was in 1929 that Brumley actually composed “I’ll Fly Away.” He recalled that he was picking cotton and singing a popular song, “If I Had the Wings of an Angel.” Suddenly, he thought about flying away. However, the song took on a spiritual meaning. I’ll Fly Away is the most recorded gospel song ever written.
An Old Fashioned Meeting, this selection is the description given to trying to return to the old songs of the church, and Do Lord, a lost song of the underground railroad.
Other selections will include Squire Parsons, Beulah Land, William Gaither’s Gentle Shepherd with Seth Adamson doing the narration. Another selection includes Gospelfest in which is a celebration of Favorite gospel Hymns, the beautiful Calvary Medley in which includes The Old Rugged Cross, and Soon and Very Soon. This particular beautiful anthem has great choral harmony and is supported by an exquisite accompaniment
Solos will include Shirley Russell performing Holy Ground, Marty Voiers performing How Great Thou Art and Seth Adamson, performer My Did’nt It Rain.
Choir Members Include Seth Adamson, Keith Baldwin, Mary Jane Baldwin, Avenelle Harrod, Judy Hickle, Sharon Isaacs, Jackie Lowe, Phyllis Rankin, Garnetta Reid, Shirley Russell, Michelle Tanner, Ruth Tolle, Jennifer Trimble, Rosemary Varvelle, Marty Voiers, Kathleen White, Vieda Stitt, accompanist and Garnet Trimble, director.