The Augusta Chorale
Dr. Phyllis W. Anderson, Director

PO Box 14716
Augusta, GA 30919

Contact us at:
(706) 830-0991
(706) 836-9426

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Checks may be made payable to Augusta Chorale and mailed to Post Office Box 14716, Augusta, Georgia 30919-0716.

Augusta Chorale celebrates 30 years

'Heavenly choir'
Futhey Babcock enjoyed singing in his church choir, but he wanted a musical challenge. "They didn't seem to want to sing those fancy songs," said the 100-year-old Babcock, a co-founder of the Augusta Chorale, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the fall. Babcock sang tenor in the group until health reasons prevented him from doing so. During his active years, he said nothing could keep him from attending chorale rehearsals on Monday nights at Paine College. He also worked to get others to come on board with his idea, and he recruited singers.
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Our 30th Anniversary Guest Conductor Dr. Roland M. Carter
The Augusta Chorale is delighted to present Dr. Roland M. Carter as guest conductor for our 30th Anniversary Spring Concert. Dr. Carter is a composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, scholar, researcher, and teacher. He performed his duties admirably well during his 23-year tenure at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Prior to returning to Chattanooga, his hometown, Dr. Carter served as Chair of the Department of Music at Hampton (Institute) University and

Dr. Roland M. Carter

director of its internationally acclaimed choirs for nearly a quarter century. He has performed with major orchestras, schools, churches, colleges, and universities, and national associations throughout the country.

His compositions and arrangements are performed by music organizations throughout the world. Dr. Carter has received numerous awards and honors for his choral music. His biography is included in Our Musical Heritage, International Dictionary of Black Composers, The New Grove Dictionary of American Music. He has received national awards from the National Association of Negro Musicians, and the National Black Music Caucus. He has worked in churches in Chattanooga, TN; Raleigh, NC; Hopkinsville, KY, Atlanta, GA and for the Hampton University Ministers Conference. He is founder and CEO of MAR-VEL, a publishing company specializing in music by African Americans. Dr. Roland Carter's arrangement of "Lift Every Voice and Sing" has become standard repertoire for choirs around the world.

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