Carolina Master Chorale announces new executive director

  • Thursday, April 3, 2014


Helen Andrews of Pawleys Island has been named the new executive director for the Carolina Master Chorale.

She will be replacing Larry Wilson, who has served as the Carolina Master Chorale’s first executive director for the past five years.

Andrews took over the position Tuesday.

“Helen brings a lifetime of experiences and skills in the areas of fundraising, marketing and related ED tasks,” said Nita Smoot, president of the board of directors. “She is very eager to help us realize our vision and mission as the premier choral organization on the Grand Strand. She brings to us, not only her outstanding work history, but also her unique vision and creative energy for growth and financial development within CMC.

CMC music director Timothy Koch is excited about the hiring of Andrews as executive director.

“Helen brings to the Carolina Master Chorale a wealth of experience and proven ideas for building and branding our organization and expanding its profile across the region. She is well-known and highly regarded throughout the Grand Strand, and she has a clear and passionate love for the arts,” said Koch. “Larry Wilson, our outgoing executive director leaves the CMC in excellent condition having made major contributions to the professionalism of our operations during his five years in the position. In the 30-year history of the Carolina Master Chorale, no individual has meant more to our organization than Larry as a singer, a board member, a board president and as our inaugural, highly successful executive director.”

The Carolina Master Chorale ends its 2013-2014 concert season with two concerts and a concert fundraiser.

The CMC will be performing on May 10 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church in Conway and May 11 at 4 p.m at Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach. Robert Russell Bennett arranges the music arrangement for both of these concert performances titled “Porgy and Bess, The Glory of Gershwin.”

On May 13 at First United Methodist Church in Myrtle Beach, Adrienne Danrich, soprano, will perform “This Little Light of Mine.” This performance will benefit the Carolina Master Chorale.

For more information, visit www.carolinamasterchorale.com or call 843-444-5774.

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