Indigo Choral Society practicing for concerts, photo

Indigo Choral Society is preparing for two upcoming performances of its annual spring concert, entitled “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.”

The Indigo Choral Society will present two  performances of its annual spring concert, entitled “Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.”

The first performance will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m., at Belin United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet. The second presentation will take place on Sunday, April 15, at 3 p.m., at Winyah Auditorium in Georgetown.

Selections from the Psalms will feature “Kyrie” by Franz Shubert; “Oseh Shalom,” a traditional Hebrew song; and “My Shepherd Will Supply My Need,” by Isaac Watts. Included among the hymns will be John Rutter’s arrangement of “All Things Bright and Beautiful;” Philip Bliss’ beloved “It is Well with My Soul;” and Arlen Clark’s slightly different accompaniment to John Newton’s well known “Amazing Grace.” Within the category of spiritual songs will be traditional spirituals like Jan Marvyn Youngblood’s ”Stayed on Jesus;” a Shaker song, “Love Is Little;” a contemporary anthem, “Then Will the Very Rocks Cry Out,” by Mark Hayes, as well as other offerings.

Camerata, a smaller group of choristers who also are part of Indigo Choral Society, will present several pieces during the concert, and the entire chorus will perform “My Journey Home,” a song written by Bessie Powers, the grandmother of Jan Powers Fort. Jan is Indigo Choral Society’s artistic director. She is a native Georgetonian and longtime Kindermusik teacher, choir director, and Swamp Fox Player thespian.

Sylvia Warr Plyler, Waccamaw High School’s award winning music teacher, is the group’s accompanist.

Admission to the concert is free; however, donations are appreciated. With a variety of musical styles within the spiritual genre, these concerts celebrate the advent of spring. For further information, call 843-546-2194, visit www.indigochoral.com, or send questions to ics@indigochoral.com.