As church marks 300 years, Citadel's 36-voice chorale performs (Update: Add a dinner to it)

Citadel Chorale
The choral at a 2009 candlelight performance.

Update January 31: Heading out tonight or on the fence? Well, know that there are a few dinner promotions going on tonight to complement the event.

Southern Graces at the Beaufort Inn is offer a three course $25 special fixed price before or after the concert.

Plum's is offering up an array of items for $10 each: Half Moon Cobb Salad with artisan lettuce, diced tomatoes, bacon, egg, red onion, blue cheese, grilled chicken and Balsamic vinaigrette. A Sesame Seared Tuna Salad with artisan lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, rice noodles, cashews, and mandarin oranges in a ginger rice wine vinaigrette, and a Chicken and Cayenne Cream Pasta with grilled chicken, spicy cayenne cream sauce, cumin black beans, linguine, and tortilla.

Saltus is offering a fixed course meal. First course: Lowcountry Crab Bisque 
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Chopped Crisp Head Lettuce with cucumber, bacon, tomato, and buttermilk dressing. Second course: Skillet Browned Crab Cake with House Made Chow-Chow, Sauce Buerre Blanc 
Roasted Mahi with Braised Collards and Buerre Blanc or 
Myer Ranch Top Sirloin with Whipped Potatoes and Demi Glaze. Third course: Coconut Cream Pie.

First reporting: As the Parish Church of St. Helena continues its Tricentennial Celebration, you'll be able to benefit from a free concert by the Citadel Chorale — an all 36 voice male group.  

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m. 

Founded in 1976, the Citadel Cadet Chorale is the Citadel’s official touring choir and members are selected by competitive audition.

To commemorate the Citadel’s bicentennial that same year (1976) a select group of singers formed the “Original Thirteen” to represent the original thirteen colonies. Both of these groups perform music of all types, including patriotic, sacred, popular, and classical music, as well as novelty and show tunes. 

They have performed for audiences all over the East Coast including the Detroit Tigers, The Miss USA Pageant, ABC’S Good Morning America, former president Ronald Reagan, General Norman Schwarzkopf, former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, Ted Turner, and the U.S. Army Reserve Command in Las Vegas. 

The Cadet Chorale is directed by Mrs. Nancy Lefter, Director of Choral Activities at the Citadel, and is accompanied by Col. Mark Bebensee, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. 

The Parish Church of St. Helena is located at 505 Church Street, in downtown Beaufort, just a few blocks from the Waterfront Park.

As the 300-year celebration continue many more events abound, in part:

  • Charleston Symphony Orchestra is coming on Saturday, March 10
  • A Choral Festival on Saturday, May 19
  • Organ concerts will be Friday evening 7:00 pm concerts this spring - Save the dates the hear these world renowned organists - March 30 (Rhonda Sider Edgington, Germany), April 13 (Wayne Foster), April 20 (Bruce Neswick) and May 4 (Jonathan Dimmock)
  • Winthrop Chorus on Sunday, April 15 at 2 pm
  • The Naval Academy Glee Club in the fall