Who We Are

The Charleston Symphony Chorus is a dedicated group of auditioned, volunteer singers drawn from the greater Charleston (SC) area.  We are an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
The Chorus was founded in 1978 by Miss Emily Remington – originally as the Charleston Singers Guild.
As an affiliate of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, the Chorus has provided the choral component for choral masterworks concerts for the City of Charleston for over 30 years.

The CSO Chamber Singers, a division of the Chorus, provides a smaller ensemble to perform works in the chamber repertoire, including annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, and is also dedicated to performing works by contemporary local composers.

Our Mission

The mission of the Charleston Symphony Chorus is to promote enjoyment and appreciation of choral music in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
We do this through performance of a diverse choral repertoire, presented in concerts of the highest standard of musical excellence, and programs that seek to nurture and educate future singers and audiences alike.

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In 1998, Dr. Robert Taylor joined as Music Director. He also serves as Director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, and Founder and Artistic Director of the Taylor Music Group and Taylor Festival Choir, inspired by Bob Taylor the conductor’s late father – a distinguished choral pedagogue.

Learn more about our music director, Robert Taylor

Meet our other Leaders

Anyone interested in auditioning for, or engaging the Chorus for a community

or private event is encouraged to contact us or fill out an audition form by clicking here.