The Greenville Chorale was founded in 1961 by the Rotary Club of Greenville, and has since grown to include a roster of 200 singers from across the Upstate of South Carolina. As Greenville’s only symphonic chorus, the Greenville Chorale plays a unique role in our area’s dynamic performing arts community, ensuring that choral-orchestral music remains an important part of our cultural life. Under the acclaimed leadership of Dr. Bingham Vick, Jr., Artistic Director and Conductor of the Chorale since 1981, the mission of the Greenville Chorale is to provide the Upstate with a strong symphonic chorus and to offer opportunities for qualified professional and amateur singers to study and perform choral-orchestral literature by classical and contemporary composers.
A Resident Company of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts since 2005, the Greenville Chorale presents three full concerts as part of its subscription season, as well as an intimate performance by the professional, 20-voice Chamber Ensemble at Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University. The Chorale also sponsors a Young Artist Program, which since 1997 has helped train the next generation of choral singers through mentoring, rehearsals, and performances with the Chorale. Finally, the Chorale sponsors a Community Outreach Program that provides free tickets to schools, churches, and other community organizations as a means of reducing barriers to participation and building new audiences for the future.