Paine College Concert Choir
About the Paine College Concert Choir
The Paine College Concert Choir (PCCC) is the official musical organization for Paine College. The Paine College Concert Choir was organized in the spring of 1960. This was a group of 35 students chosen by careful examination from the college chorus, which usually numbered 55, to represent the college on tour. The repertoire of the group included both sacred and secular compositions from 16th century polyphony through contemporary. The concert featured a group of spirituals and folk songs, as well as music by Lassus, Palestrina, Handel, Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Clokey and Sibelius. Also included in the program was a group of madrigals by the newly formed Madrigal Singers. The Students in the choir gave of their time to prepare music for an average of 20 to 25 performances per year.
In March 2020, the Choir ceased performing due to the epic COVID-19 pandemic. After a two-year absence, under the direction of Mr. Trey McLaughlin, the Choir reformed and publicly performed for the 2022 Opening Fall Convocation held on August 26, 2022. During the Convocation, President Cheryl Evans Jones acknowledged Ms. Emily Baumann who had donated $25,000 to the College in support of rebooting the Choir earlier in the year. In addition to Ms. Baumann's gift, the Phyllis Wheatley Dews Estate had also donated $25,000 in support of scholarships for Choir members.
Throughout the year, the Paine College Choir will continue to perform during weekly Assemblies held traditionally on Wednesday mornings in the Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel, hold concerts on Campus and off-campus, and across the nation. We are grateful to all who support the Choir through attending our concerts and through your generous donations. By giving to the Paine Choir, you are investing in future leaders.
Contact the Office of Institutional Advancement to make a donation in support of the Choir. If you wish to speak to Director Trey McLaughlin, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Department of Humanities at 706-396-7570.
Book the Choir
To book the Paine College Concert Choir to perform at your church or event, fill out the request form.