The Maryland State Boy Choir will be touring in our area in February and will be joining us in worship at our Hilton Head campus for the 11:15 am service on February 17, and then presenting a free concert to the public at 3:00pm that afternoon in the sanctuary.
As Maryland’s official “Goodwill Ambassadors,” the established program consists of 150 boys with multiple ensembles that tour three to five times a year. Coming up on their 31st anniversary, the Maryland State Boy Choir has had many successes including touring through 40 states and 15 countries, performing at the National Conference for the American Choral Directors Association and with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in their performance and recording of Bernstein’s “Kaddish” among many other honors.
The 25-voice Young Men’s Chorus will present a diverse program ranging from Renaissance motets and standard church anthems to gospel songs, spirituals, and world music. I’m sure you’ll want to make a special effort to hear them while they are here in the Lowcountry.
Babbie Guscio, who writes the social column for The Bluffton Packet started her first column of 2019 with this about our Christmas Eve under the Stars:
“Our Christmas was glorious, and I hope you had a marvelous one too. Christmas Eve was magical for several reasons. The evening arrived with the sound of Christmas carols wafting our way from the Bluffton Oyster Factory celebration. This annual Christmas treat should certainly be on your to-do list next year.”
The congregation of St. Andrew provides cash grants and donations to global, national, regional, and local non-profit organizations. Over a period of several years, St. Andrew provided $35,000 to Habitat to Humanity toward the construction of a home at the development called The Glen off Marshland Road. It was dedicated in 2017.