Author: Greenville Chorale

Bingham Vick, Jr, Conductor and Artistic Director

Bingham Vick, Jr. is in his fortieth season as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Greenville Chorale. Since 1981 he has expanded the repertoire of the Chorale and excited the Chorale’s ever-growing audience with highly acclaimed performances of great choral-orchestral literature. In 1997 he founded and continues to conduct the professional Herring Chamber Ensemble. Dr. Vick retired as Professor Emeritus from Furman University in May, 2010. He was Director of Furman Singers for forty years. A native of Charlotte, NC, he earned degrees from Stetson University and Northwestern University, where he was a student of Margaret Hillis and Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. He sang for several years in the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus, conducted by Robert Shaw.

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Nancy Lyons Smith, accompanist

Mrs. Smith is a graduate of University (B,Music) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.C.M.). She most recently was a member of the music faculty at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities in Greenville where she taught AP music theory, aural skills, class piano, and served as vocal coach/accompanist. For a number of years, Mrs. Smith was part-time lecturer at Furman University where she taught piano and music theory. An acclaimed accompanist, she assists with recitals in the Greenville area and around the state. She has also served as accompanist for numerous organizations, including the Furman Singers, the Southern Seminary Choir, the Community Choruses of Kannapolis, North Carolina and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Chorale of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium, the Greenville Chorale.

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Lisa Barksdale, soprano

Lisa is a twenty-two-year veteran of the voice faculty at Furman University, and a frequent soloist in the Greenville, SC area. Having earned vocal performance degrees from Furman and Northwestern University, she is passionate about teaching her students to communicate expressively and to sing healthily. Prior to moving to Greenville, Lisa was active in the Atlanta music community, teaching choral music at Pace Academy, serving in several churches, and singing in the ASOC under the direction of Robert Shaw.

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Amy Joye, soprano

A native of Woodruff, SC, graduated from Furman University with a degree in church music. Amy also attended Converse College and Southern Seminary. She is a Children’s Choir specialist who has taught music, led choral workshops, and directed children’s and youth choirs in Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina. Amy has performed with VOX and the Ethos Chamber Singers in Charlotte, and locally with Greenville Light Opera Works and the SC Bach Choir.

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Kathryn Knauer, soprano

Kathryn is a native of Houston, Texas. She holds a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University. Kathryn has enjoyed solo opportunities performing with the Kingwood Chorale, Carolina Pops, Northwestern and Furman symphonies and operas, as well as professional opera roles with Houston Grand Opera and New York City Opera.

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