Charleston Men’s Chorus invites male choral singers to our September 2016 auditions. CMC performs three major concerts per year: the Spring Concert in March, the Memorial Day Concert and the Christmas at the Sottile Concert in early December, as well as a handful of special appearances and chamber choir performances throughout the year. Under the leadership of Ricard Bordas, we strive to elevate the quality of choral music in the Lowcountry while fostering an environment of good-natured brotherhood. We work hard but have a lot of fun! Rehearsals are held every Monday at the St. Philip’s Episcopal Church choir room located in downtown Charleston at 142 Church Street, 2nd floor from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Charleston Men’s Chorus was founded in 1990 to fill the need in the Lowcountry arts community for the distinctive harmonies of a male chorus. The non‐profit group is an auditioned choir of approximately 70 members. CMC is directed by internationally renowned countertenor and director Ricard Bordas and distinguished musician Pamela Nelson serves as the chorus’s piano accompanist. While their annual Christmas and Memorial Day concerts define the group’s theme and choice of repertoire, the Spring concert offers CMC an opportunity to explore different themes and selections written for male choirs, including folk, theater or operatic pieces. Many of CMC offerings are by American composers, but musical traditions from around the world are also explored, from the madrigal and motet to folk song and anthems. Each year the CMC is proud to award scholarships to vocal performance or music education majors at the College of Charleston and Charleston Southern University.