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SCAC & SCCA presents Lowcountry Voices Choir from Charleston, SC
April 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come enjoy the sounds of Charleston with a free performance by Lowcountry Voices. This concert is a gift to the community by the Stanly County Arts Council and the Stanly County Concert Association. Donations for the arts will be accepted at the door.
LOWCOUNTRY VOICES (LCV) is a community performing arts organization based in North Charleston but drawing members from across the region. LCV performs all genres in the choral repertoire with a special emphasis on African-American music, including Black gospel, spirituals and jazz, as they were nurtured and performed in the SC Lowcountry. While the choir is based in North Charleston since its inception 10 years ago, its members are drawn from across the entire Lowcountry region and as far away as Rock Hill and Columbia, SC. LCV has ignited audiences locally and regionally as well as in New York, New Jersey and Georgia.
Lowcountry Voices was honored to be asked to provide music for the nationally televised funeral services for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the slain pastor of the Mother Emanuel AME Church tragedy. Additionally, the choir was also honored to provide the background singing behind President Obama’s surprising and touching rendition of Amazing Grace. In July, 2015, LCV took the sounds of the Lowcountry internationally to Bermuda for two enthusiastically received performances. Also in July, Lowcountry Voices performed with music legend James Taylor in Columbia, SC. The choir later traveled on tour to Toronto, Canada.
The choir was honored to perform for the Charleston Gaillard Center’s Grand Re-Opening with noted gospel artist, Karen Clark-Sheard. Most recently the choir performed for a capacity audience during 2022 Piccolo Spoleto, and collaborated with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for the Denmark Vesey Celebration this
Lowcountry Voices is directed by NATHAN L NELSON. Nelson is the Founding Director of Lowcountry Voices and continues to pursue his passion for preserving the cultural legacy and authenticity of African-American music. A native Charlestonian, he began playing drums at age eight and by age thirteen, he was organizing and directing local gospel and school choirs. From 2008 through 2012, he was the Director of the CSO Spiritual Ensemble and Associate Director of the CSO Gospel Choir. He is called upon to conduct choral clinics for church musicians, choral groups, and orchestras and also helps initialize and enhance church music departments. He has conducted and performed in Canada, England and Ghana, West Africa, and has mesmerized sold out audiences throughout the Southeast. He has collaborated with several outstanding artists in the field of gospel and spiritual music. Mr. Nelson, a well-regarded public school music educator and administrator, continues to work in the public education field. Mr. Nelson holds a BA Degree in Music Education with an emphasis on Choral Music and Secondary Education from Charleston Southern University and an MS Degree in Educational Leadership.
LCV is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a fully registered charity in the State of South Carolina.