The Masterworks Choir was founded in 1979 to satisfy
the desire of musicians throughout the Pee Dee
region to present programs of serious choral music.
The choir was soon incorporated and board members
elected. The facilities of Central United Methodist
Church were offered for rehearsal and performances.
In the summer of 1995, the choir toured Austria and
Germany giving concerts in Vienna, Melk, and
Salzburg. The choir has participated twice in the
Festival of Churches programs in Charleston as part
of Piccolo Spoleto and has sung in the National
Cathedral in Washington, DC. In addition, since
2000 the choir has participated several years in
local events including Arts Alive and The South
Carolina Pecan Festival. In 2005, the Masterworks
Choir was selected to be the choir to perform the
works of Robert Powell, nationally renowned
composer, at a concert in his honor in Greenville,
SC, his home church.
William B. Mills, Founder and Director of The
Masterworks Choir, passed away in 2012 and Dr.
William Carswell was named Music Director.
Programs are financed by choir membersí dues, private
contributions, grants, and donations from local
business and civic organizations. No subscription
system of any kind is maintained. No tickets are
sold. With the support of the community, the
Masterworks Choir will continue a tradition of fine
Masterworks Choir Mission
Inspired by the power of
music to enrich lives, the
Masterworks Choir is
dedicated to increasing the
awareness and appreciation
of choral music and
musicians through performance, outreach, and
Masterworks Choir, Inc. * Post Office Box 469 * Florence, SC
* 29503-0469 * (843)662-3218