April 12th, 7:30pm

Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul

126 Coming Street


The Taylor Festival Choir collaborates with the Charleston

Symphony and the College of Charleston Madrigal Singers in

a performance J.S. Bach’s magesterial Mass in B-minor.

Completed in 1749, one year before Bach’s death, the work

was never heard in its entirety in Bach’s lifetime, and its first

documented complete performance was not until 1859. Since

then, the B-minor Mass has come to be regarded by many as

not only Bach’s greatest work, but possibly the greatest

single composition of all-time. 


This performance celebrates conductor Rob Taylor’s 20-year

anniversary season as Director of Choral Activities at the

College of Charleston!

Piccolo Spoleto Celtic and Choral Arts Series

All concerts are at Circular Congregational Church 150 Meeting Street

*all tickets on sale starting May 1st at 

Taylor Festival Choir Soloists: Classical and Celtic

May 28, 6pm

Duration: 1 hr


Members of the professional Taylor Festival Choir display their prowess as soloists singing arias and songs from the classical and Celtic traditions in a concert embodying the values of the Taylor Music Group: that the classical and folk-art forms can and should coexist. In this case, in one concert! 


Taylor Festival Choir: Music with Our Friends

May 29, 6pm

Duration 1 hr


The internationally acclaimed Taylor Festival Choir performs Music with our Friends, featuring compositions by Composers-in-Residence Brian Galante and Chelsea Loew, Stephen Paulus, Edward Hart, David Maves, Michael McGlynn and others. Led by founding conductor Rob Taylor, TFC is in-residence at the College of Charleston and is comprised of singers from throughout the US. They have recorded for Delos Music, Centaur Records and MSR Classics. 


Na Fidleiri – St. Paddy’s in June

June 2, 7pm

Duration 1 hr


Charleston’s beloved Celtic fiddling ensemble presents a program combining old favorites with brand new material featuring fiddle, whistle and vocals. Led by Mary Taylor, Na Fidleiri has played to enthusiastic audiences on both sides of the Atlantic since its inception in 2001. They have collaborated with renowned Celtic music artists such as John Doyle, Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, David Greenberg, Kim Robertson and Kevin Crawford, and have been featured in festivals such as the Swannanoa Gathering, the Savannah Irish Festival and the Florence International Festival. Their 2013 Irish performance tour documentary film (with the Taylor Festival Choir) is annually featured on SCETV. 



Kim Robertson with Na Fidleiri

June 3 and June 5, 7pm

Duration 1 hr


Internationally renowned Celtic harpist Kim Robertson is featured in this exciting program as she collaborates with Mary Taylor and the musicians of Na Fidleiri. As a pioneer of the folk harp movement, Kim combines an improvisational spirit with a passionate sense of tradition, bringing a contemporary touch to a century old instrument. A prolific recording and concert artist, Kim regularly tours the USA, Canada and Europe, and is without question one of the finest folk harpists on the Celtic scene. 


Celtic Song with Carroll Brown

June 5, 4:30pm

Duration 1 hr


One of the Lowcountry’s most popular folk artists, Carroll Brown brings his unique talents to the Celtic Arts Series for the first time!

A gifted singer/songwriter, Carroll was born and raised in South Carolina, has performed throughout the US and Ireland and has released numerous recording projects, including “Songs of Ireland,” “Closer to the Top of the World” and “Nollaig, an Irish Christmas.”