Friday, March 14, 2014
Samuel Parris Kelly, a Georgetown native and senior music and worship major at Charleston Southern University, will present a recital of vocal music this Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Georgetown. The community is invited to attend this free concert, which will feature works by Handel, Verdi, and Schubert as well as a few contemporary pieces. A love offering will be received to help support Sam for a choir trip to Spain this summer. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.
As a member of CSUís Concert Singers, Sam has traveled worldwide. Some of the highlights of his collegiate vocal career include performing as the choir-in-residence at Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England; singing in St. Patrickís Cathedral in New York City, NY; and being featured in the biennial Bach Festival of Charleston, conducted by Stephen Stubbs, nationally renowned Baroque expert. Sam has also played guitar for the Youth Worship Team and the Praise team at First Baptist for many years as well as several special presentations, including the churchís annual Singing Christmas Tree. Upon graduation from CSU in May, Sam plans to attend the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to pursue a Master of Arts in ministry leadership.
Sam comes from a very musical family. He is the younger son of Geanenne Kelly, who sings in the Worship Choir at First Baptist and has performed numerous solos, and the late Terry Kelly, former organist at First Baptist who was also a gifted soloist. Samís brother, Morgan, is an extremely talented musician in his own right and a part-time staff member at First Baptist. Sam is the grandson of Gene and Peggie Morgan (who sang in the Worship Choir of First Baptist for decades and still sings with the churchís Joy Singers) and Lucille and the late Samuel Kelly, all of Georgetown.
First Baptist Church is located at the corner of Highmarket and Cleland Streets in Georgetown. For more information about this and other services and activities at First Baptist, please contact the church office at 546-5187 or go online at www.fbcgeorgetown.org.