“Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous!   For praise from the upright is beautiful.  Praise the Lord with the harp; Make melody to Him with an instrument of ten strings. Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.” -- Psalm 33:1-3

Our music department at Shannon Forest Christian School exists for the purpose of training students to use their God-given talents for His glory, singing His praise, and sharing His Word through music and their lives.  Choral performances include, but are not limited to: All School Chapel services, Christmas and Spring Concerts, festivals, tours, as well as performances in the local community. Opportunities for personal accomplishment are available to students in the form of auditions for South Carolina All-State Chorus, ACSI Solo and Ensemble Festival, and SCISA Festival Competitions. 

Churches and community organizations interested in hosting a performance by our fine arts department should contact Ashley King, Director of Fine Arts at aking@shannonforest.com.

Select Women’s Choir Members Chosen For National Youth Choir At Carnegie Hall

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WorldStrides OnStage Programs rewards the most elite music groups in the country with the opportunity to perform at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on the Ronald O. Perelman Stage as part of the National Youth Choir. The Shannon Forest Women’s Choir was invited to perform after receiving a Gold Medal and 1st Place ranking at the Nashville Worldstrides OnStage Festival in the spring. Our women will join with some of the best singers in the country to work with guest conductor Anton Armstrong from March 16 - 19, 2018.  Anton Armstrong, Tosdal Professor of Music at St. Olaf College, is a graduate of St. Olaf College and earned advanced degrees at the University of Illinois and Michigan State University. The students will enjoy accommodations at the New York Midtown Hilton, attend a Broadway show, and enjoy several sightseeing excursions. The trip will conclude with a performance from the National Youth Choir open to the public on Sunday, March 18, at Carnegie Hall. Students participating in the event are: Liddy Agbomi, Caroline Baughman, Veronika Birkner, Rylee Bryant, Rachel Diemer, Cassie Fischer, Katlyn Goad, Julia Harris, Anna Pereda & Ansley Sanders.

2017-2018 Upper School Choir Events:

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 - USC Girl Power Choral Clinic
  • Friday, September 29, 2017 - Grandparent’s Day Chamber Choir Performance
  • Friday, October 27 – Saturday, October 28, 2017 - Furman Chamber Choir Choral Clinic
  • Friday, November 10, 2017 - Pops Concert 
  • Friday, December 1, 2017 - Upper School Christmas Choir Tour 
  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Upper School Christmas Program
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018 - SCISA Music Festival, USC School of Music
  • Friday, March 16 - Monday, March 19, 2018 - WorldStrides 2018 National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, NY
  • Thursday, April 5 - Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Music In the Parks, Dollywood, Pigeon Forge,TN
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Upper School Spring Concert
  • Thursday, May 24, 2018 - Baccalaureate
  • Friday, May 25, 2018 - Graduation

Awards

Concert Choir
  • Gold Rating 1A 1st Place, Women's Choir, Invitation to perform in the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, NYC, Worldstrides OnStage Competition, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Gold Rating 1A, Chamber Choir, Worldstrides OnStage Competition, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Silver Rating 2A 3rd Place, Worldstrides OnStage Competition, Nashville, TN (2017)
  • Junior, Thomas Dotson is chosen from over 700 students to receive Worldstrides OnStage Ovation Award (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2016)
  • Disney Performing Arts, Disney Sings! Workshop Participant (2016)
  • Premiered and recorded Dan Forrest's Nocturne in A Minor, received outstanding scores of 90 and 93 at Choirs of America Festival, Chicago, Il (2015)
  • Awarded Gold Medal at Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival in New York City (2014)
  • Senior, Cameron Massey is chosen from over 500 students to receive WorldStrides Heritage Performance Ovation Award (2014)
  • Performed with world renowned Young Africans Children's Choir (2014)
  • Awarded Gold Medal at Worldstrides Heritage Music Festival in Myrtle Beach, SC (2013)
  • Chosen for Skype in the Classroom event with composer/performer Eric Whitacre (2013)
Middle School Choir
  • Overall Winner, Junior High/Middle School Choral Division, Music in the Parks (2017)
  • Best Overall Soloist, Music in the Parks (2017)
  • 1st Place, Superior Rating, 1A Choral Division Music in the Parks (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2016)
  • Disney Performing Arts, Disney Sings! Workshop Participant (2016)
  • Second Place, Mixed Middle School Choir, Music in the Parks, Six Flags Over Georgia (2014)
  • Superior Rating, Carowinds Festival of Music (2013)
  • Excellent Rating, Carowinds Festival of Music (2011, 2012)

Middle School Bucket Drumming (Percussion Ensemble)

  • 1st Place, Superior Rating, 1A Percussion Ensemble, Music in the Parks (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2017)
  • Superior Rating, SCISA Music Festival (2016)