Taylor Music Group

Taylor Festival Choir’s Breathtaking “Oktoberfest”

Thursday, October 30, 2014
by Lindsay Koob
Taylor Festival Choir’s Breathtaking “Oktoberfest”

WHEN I SHOWED UP at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul on the afternoon of Sunday, October 5 to catch the Taylor Festival Choir’s (TFC) fall concert, I had no intention of writing a review. But the event turned out to be such a spectacular display of choral wizardry that I... Read »

Touching the Eternal with Song

Saturday, April 28, 2012
by Peter Ingle
Touching the Eternal with Song

NOTE TO SELF: catch this group again during Piccolo Spoleto. After the College of Charleston Concert Choir’s exquisite sacred music concert at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul last Monday night, I asked Director-Conductor Dr. Robert Taylor: “What is it that you feel you teach your students about music, and about choral... Read »

An Eclectic Celtic Christmas Concert

Monday, December 12, 2011
by Peter Ingle
An Eclectic Celtic Christmas Concert

SATURDAY NIGHT WAS THREE Christmas concerts in one: a healthy dose of choral music, a little foot-stomping fiddlin’, and an Irish-music ensemble featuring a guitarist, singer, and songwriter—all under the creative hand of Robert Taylor in “Now We Sing of Christmas” at the Cathedral of St. Luke andSt. Paul. As usual with the Dr.... Read »

Refreshing Renditions of Christmas Music

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
by William Furtwangler
Refreshing Renditions of Christmas Music

HERE IS NOT just another recording of a Christmas music collection. Local conductor Robert Taylor is one of those gifted musicians whose imagination and musical skills has brought together a talented group of singers and instrumentalists who bring life and joy in a classical and Celtic fashion to this mix of traditional and rarely... Read »

The “Royal” Voices of the Taylor Choir

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
by Peter Ingle
The “Royal” Voices of the Taylor Choir

NO WONDER the Taylor Festival Choir has such a stellar reputation. Their concentration, their precision, their passion, and, above all, their unity of  sound are unsurpassed. And then there’s director Robert Taylor’s tasteful flair for the theatrical—this time in the form of the choir’s courtly entrance, striding two-by-two, in measured pace to the music... Read »

The Month of Maying

Friday, May 6, 2011
by ChasToday
The Month of Maying

The Taylor Festival Choir will present a concert of songs about love and Spring on May 15, 2011 at 3 PM at the Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul on Coming Street. To learn more about this concert, visit their web page. Below is our interview with the Director, Dr. Robert Taylor, as... Read »

The Joy of Pure Listening

Thursday, April 28, 2011
by Peter Ingle
The Joy of Pure Listening

THE CHANCEL at the Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul was set up for the choir, but they were nowhere to be seen—which turned out to be a wonderful thing. Dr. Robert Taylor, director of the College of Charleston Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, chose to start this concert with the choir up... Read »

A Loving Tribute at Memminger

Monday, April 18, 2011
by William Furtwangler
A Loving Tribute at Memminger

SATURDAY NIGHT at Memminger Auditorium, the Charleston Symphony Chorus presented a beautiful and meaningful performance of Brahms’ “German Requiem” in tribute to the late David Stahl, its former music director and conductor. Dr. Robert Taylor expertly and lovingly conducted the orchestra and a combined chorus of over 200 souls and two soloists. The chorus,... Read »

CofC Opera Delivers Sweet and Saucy Mikado

Monday, April 11, 2011
by Lindsay Koob
CofC Opera Delivers Sweet and Saucy Mikado

ALL TOGETHER, NOW: “If you want to know who they were—they were gentlemen (and ladies) of Japan …”—at least the sorts of Japanese characters that W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan saw fit to project onstage during England’s Victorian era. And said characters came to wonderfully absurd and entertaining life in Saturday evening’s sparkling... Read »

Talking About David Stahl

Monday, April 4, 2011
by ChasToday
Talking About David Stahl

The Charleston Symphony Chorus will perform the Brahms Requiem as a tribute to Maestro David Stahl on April 16, 2011 at Memminger Auditorium. Here’s our interview with Director, Dr. Robert Taylor as he talks about David and the upcoming performance. »

A Holy Night of Singing

Friday, December 10, 2010
by Peter Ingle
A Holy Night of Singing

IT BEGAN WITH haunting, fugue-like layers of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel pealing from the back of the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul as the chorus—each of them holding a candle—assembled in the outer aisles, surrounding the congregation. Then came a solemn processional up the center aisle as they sang Gustav Holst’s... Read »

Madrigal Magic in Randolph Hall

Saturday, December 4, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Madrigal Magic in Randolph Hall

THIS IS HOW we should dine every evening (well, most evenings): among friends in a sumptuous candle-lit room, with delicious food and plenty of wine, surrounded by a chorus of singers and the tonic sway of their songs. With, of course, a small troupe of actors to entertain us while we indulge our bounty.... Read »

Holy, Holy, Holy

Sunday, September 26, 2010
by Peter Ingle
Holy, Holy, Holy

WITHIN SECONDS of hearing their first a capella notes, it was clear that we were in for a special performance. The clarity of the voices, the resonance of sound, the depth of emotion that filled the church—and the precision of the whole thing. When it comes to choral music, it doesn’t get any more... Read »

ARTISTS will always be born, but whether there will also be art depends to no small extent on ourselves, their public. By our indifference or our interest, by our prejudice or our understanding, we may yet decide the issue.
~ E. H. Gombrich


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