Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Summerville Music Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church, 206 Central Avenue, Summerville, at 7 p.m. Countertenor Brandyn Williams will perform a variety of songs.
Williams, a native South Carolinian, grew up singing in local churches of Charleston. This young man is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina.
2013 winner of the District and State levels with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Gene Ferguson Encouragement Award recipient. Williams was also a finalist in the 2011 international Meistersinger Competition in Graz Austria. In summer 2010, Brandyn received individualized vocal training from internationally acclaimed Heidi Skok during the annual RESONANZ Albany Singer Intensive Festival (RASIF) at The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York.
Williams is an active member of many choral groups including the Charleston Southern University Singing Buccaneers, and the advance audition choral ensemble: CSU Concert Singers. He was a soloist and associate musician at Greenwood’s First Presbyterian Church under the direction of Amy Fennel. Williams is now under the direction of Barbra Loher Fox at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Mount Pleasant. Brandon continues to share his talent with recitals across North and South Carolina.
Williams will be starting the 2013/2014 season as Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. He has also been featured in several Flowertown Players productions.
The lilt of Williams’ voice comes from an innate talent, the caliber usually found in classically trained singers with a decade or more experience. This young and remarkable countertenor already shows such promise; he will be a formidable force in the future. With his talent Brandyn is destined for greatness, yet he remains poised, confident, gracious and humble.
The free program is open to the community. Donations will be accepted for the club’s summer music study scholarships.
Contact Nancy Shows for more information, 843-873-0827.