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Masterworks Choir           
Florence, South Carolina

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     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 choral music.

 

 

 

Masterworks Choir Mission Statement

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 education.

 

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The Masterworks Choir, Inc. * Post Office Box 469 * Florence, SC * 29503-0469 * (843)662-3218