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About the Artist


The Charleston Civic Chorus was founded in 1952 to encourage the development of choral singing of large sacred and secular works, and provide solo opportunities for local singers.  The first performance of the choir was on May 14, 1952 at Morris Harvey College Auditorium (now University of Charleston), with Mr. Harold Ewing conducting.  The policy of free admission began with the first concert, and continues today.


Six directors have served the Charleston Civic Chorus during its history of more than 70 years:

•1952–1967:        Harold Ewing

•1967–1971:        Conrad Eaddy

•1971–1981:        M. Wayne Eich

•1981–2016:        Dr. J. Truman Dalton

•2016–2022:        Dr. Dirk Johnson

•2022–present:   Jayson Keeton

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