A Loving Tribute at Memminger

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011 by William Furtwangler SATURDAY NIGHT at Memminger Auditorium, the Charleston Symphony Chorus presented a beautiful and meaningful performance of Brahms’ “German Requiem” in tribute to the late David Stahl, its former music director and conductor. Dr. Robert Taylor expertly and lovingly conducted the orchestra and a combined chorus of over 200 … Read More

Dress Rehearsal…Gorgeous

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wow.  Our first dress rehearsal with the CSO for the Brahms.  This concert is truly going to be something special.   The Memminger is a perfectly intimate hall for this Tribute concert, and for the Brahms German Requiem.   The acoustics are superb.  Rob is relishing the notion to conduct such a great work, and for such a … Read More

A Very Special Requiem for David Stahl

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by Lindsay Koob JOHANNES BRAHMS’ A German Requiem and I go way back—all the way to 1966, when, as a member of the Citadel’s Cadet Chapel Choir, I sang the luminous and moving fourth movement, “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” (arranged for men’s voices) at a memorial service. The music … Read More

Rob Taylor talks about David Stahl

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dr. Robert Taylor Brahms interview – sample click here to WATCH the Full INTERVIEW Interview by Peter Ingle, Taylor’s story, in words: Charleston City Paper, April 13, 2011 Maestro David Stahl expertly balanced career and family A Mentor Remembered by Robert Taylor I met David Stahl 13 years ago, but it seems like yesterday. Having … Read More

Tribute to David Stahl set for Saturday

Sunday, April 10, 2011

200 artists to celebrate life of CSO music director By Bill Thompson Sunday, April 10, 2011 For more than 25 years, David Stahl was the face and motive force of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Born in New York City to German emigre parents, he would study under Leonard Bernstein and make his Carnegie Hall … Read More

Friends of the Charleston Symphony Chorus

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

As a Thank You to the community supporters helping the Chorus produce this April 16th concert, we are hosting a reception, immediately following the performance. Donors who have contributed $100 or more to the CSO Chorus are invited to attend this special reception, and will also have their $35/seat concert tickets upgraded to a specially … Read More

Soloists Named for Brahms’ Requiem

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

We are pleased to announce the two feature soloists for the upcoming performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem on April 16th (Memminger Auditorium, 8:00PM. David Templeton, Baritone For anyone who has not yet had the profound pleasure of hearing David Templeton sing, he is an accomplished Baritone soloist and opera singer, with International and many performances across the US on … Read More

BMW joins as Title Sponsor

Monday, March 21, 2011

Brad Davis, GM of Rick Hendrick Auto in Charleston announced BMW’s support of this Tribute project for Maestro Stahl.  “David was a good friend to our dealership, so we wanted a role in paying a joyful tribute to him.”   BMW Manufacturing Company, in Spartanburg, SC, has also been a long time supporter of the Arts … Read More

Holiday Celebration…hit all the high notes!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Posted Dec 21, 2010 Concert Hall at the Gaillard Auditorium was definitely dressed in its holiday finest, thanks to a heroic effort by volunteer members of the Charleston Symphony Chorus, under creative direction from Faith Pecorella and Sharon Bowers.   Wreaths, swags, garlands, twinkling lights, life-size Toy Soldiers, and beautiful Tiffany-style lamps (on loan from Charleston Lighting) … Read More

The FlashMob Hallelujah!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What’s a FlashMob? And when can we do it again?! Well it seemed like a normal Second Sunday in December on King Street in downtown Charleston. The morning was a tad drizzly, but as the morning turned to afternoon, seems like the sky and shoppers’ spirits had just started to brighten. Then lo and behold… … Read More