Harold Glenn McIntosh: Founder/Conductor/Baritone
Welcome to our 17th Re-Sounding Season!
That's right! For the last sixteen years Lexington County Choral Society (LCCS) has graced our community with beautiful music and song. Now, we begin our new season that will include the following three major concert events...
Sounds of Christmas
November 30 and December 1, 2012
Lexington High School Percussion Ensemble, Guest Artists
Sounds of the South!
March 1 and 2, 2013
Southern Bronze Handbell Choir, Guest Artists
Sounds of the Spirit!
Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah"
A Joint Venture with Presbyterian College Choir
April 20, 2013
Each of these exciting concerts will feature the choral society and special invited guests. You will not want to miss any concert this season!
As you peruse this website I encourage you to become a Season Subscriber and Contributor. Share the gift of music with those around you in your family and in your community. Since we have been around for sixteen years, I cannot imagine what the cultural life of our community would be without LCCS. My hope is that you feel the same way! It has been truly exciting to see the growth in Lexington over these past years and the choral society has grown right alongside! Your LCCS is one of the largest community choral groups in the state of South Carolina! Because of your continued support we are able to offer scholarships to young aspiring high school singers and pianists. It is with great enthusiasm that I invite you to join us for another great season!
Attended Furman University/University of South Carolina/Winthrop University
Served on the faculty of Charleston Southern University as professor of voice 1994-96.
Taught on the voice faculty of Columbia International University
Currently has a private voice studio
Distinguished in the area of solo performance as a National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, having served as a soloist several times in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.
|International Performances include: Finland, England, and South America|
AGMA, NATS, ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)
Guest Soloist with the following Symphonies
Guest Artist with the following Opera Companies
Sharon Hudson Rattray, Pianist
An accomplished and versatile musician, Sharon Hudson Rattray, is in constant demand as a performer, accompanist and organist. Mrs. Rattray received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from USC, where she received the prestigious Most Outstanding Senior Award. Mrs. Rattray continued her training as a chamber musician in Munich where she attended the Institute of Chamber Music. In 1991, she was selected to represent USC in a chamber music concert at the Lincoln Center for the Mozart Bicentennial Celebration. From 1988 to 1993, Sharon was a member of the Columbia College staff as instructor in the pre-college music program. Mrs. Rattray has performed as a soloist with both the USC Orchestra and the South Carolina Philharmonic.
Currently, she serves as staff accompanist at the USC School of Music, accompanist for the Lexington County Choral Society, and organist at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Along with her sister, Allison Hudson Hilbish, Sharon frequently performs sacred piano/organ duo concerts. She resides in Irmo with her husband, Marc, and her two sons, Truman and Matthew.
Grayson Sarvis, Assistant Conductor
Grayson Sarvis earned a Masters of Education Degree in Integrated Studies from Cambridge College, a Masters of Education in Secondary Administration, and a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. After twenty-eight years in public education she retired from Brookland-Cayce High School as the Administrative Assistant, Fine Arts Department Chairman, and Choral Director. While at BCHS Grayson was chosen by her colleagues as 1993-94 Teacher of the Year, served on its Foundation Board for three years, produced eight major Broadway musicals and reviews, produced two Madrigal Dinner Theatre programs, organized several variety/talent shows, hosted four joint concerts with her rival high school encouraging positive school relations, and prepared her choruses to perform in four different LCCS concerts. Her choruses regularly scored Superior ratings in sight singing and in performances at local, state, regional, and national choral festivals. Her students were chosen consistently as members of the SC All State Choruses, as recipients of the H. T. Lorick, Jr. Vocal Scholarship and as recipients of various college vocal scholarships.
Outside of her school work, Grayson also served as Coordinator of the SC All State Chorus for eight consecutive years, the Music Coordinator and Vocal Ensemble Instructor for the Tri-District Arts Consortium for ten years, and as a member of several Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Evaluation Teams. Recently, she has been tutoring high school students in AP Music Theory to better prepare them for entrance into college music programs.
Currently, Grayson serves as the Assistant Director of the Lexington County Choral Society, Accompanist for the Gilbert High School Choral Program, and Owner/Instructor of Sarvis Music Studios in Gilbert. She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), SC Music Educators Association (SCMEA), and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). Grayson continues to serve as guest clinician, conductor, pianist and organist for various schools, churches, and community groups.