The Cane Bay High School Cobra Chorale will perform a free concert in preparation for their American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Southern Region Conference performance. This preview concert will be a collaborative show with Oglethorpe University Choir, of Atlanta, Georgia, to be held Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Cane Bay High School (1624 State Rd, Summerville, SC 29486) auditorium. Concert admission is free and parking is free.
Cobra Chorale has been invited to perform at the ACDA Southern Region Conference on March 12, 2020 in Mobile, Alabama. They were one of fifteen choirs selected from over 100 applications, and one of only three High School Mixed Choirs who were selected from the eleven state Southern Region. During the ACDA Southern Region Conference, Cobra Chorale will perform a 25 minute featured performance for approximately 1,500 Choral directors from across the country. This invitation will mark the 2nd Southern Region ACDA performance for Cobra Chorale as well as the 8th conference performance of any type in the choir’s s twelve year history.
This program opens with a Swedish folk song sung by the women on the shores calling out across the sea to their loved ones. We then “Flood the Gold Earth” with the power and light of a soul. Our soul calls out to God and begs for mercy in Mozart’s “Misericordias Domini”. We feel the love of the heart and mourn the loss of a soul in “Love: Then and Still”, and, finally, the soul tests the boundaries of the physical world in “Hentakan Jiwa” (Beat of the soul)
Trilo – Bengt Ollen
Flood the Gold Earth – David Von Kampen
Misericordias Domini – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Love: Then and Still – Susan LaBarr
Hentakan Jiwa – Ken Stevens
The Cobra Chorale is the top performing mixed ensemble at Cane Bay High School in Summerville, SC. In addition to 4 major concerts annually they also present an annual Holiday Madrigal Dinner, perform on the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, and perform at numerous school and community functions throughout the year. The Cobra Chorale has performed featured concerts at the 2016 Southern Division ACDA Conference, the 2018, 2015 and 2011 SCMEA State In-Service Conferences, the 2013 SC ACDA Fall Conference and the 2012 North Charleston Arts Festival. Cobra Chorale consistently receives “Superior with Distinction” ratings at State and Regional Festivals, and won the 2019 Palmetto State Choral Championships and the 2016 AAAA SC State Championship. Students in the Cane Bay Choirs participate in the SC ACDA State Honor Choirs, SCMEA All-State Choirs, the Berkeley County All-County Chorus, ACDA Regional and National Honor Choirs, 9-10 All Carolina Select Choirs at Wingate University, the SCMEA Solo and Ensemble festival and the SCMEA Concert Performance Assessment.
More information about the performance and the Cane Bay Choirs can be found at www.canebaychoirs.com.