Formed in 2001, the Dutch Fork Choral Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community choir serving the Dutch Fork, Chapin and Irmo area. Through participation, members have the opportunity to share, preserve, and advance the art of choral singing in addition to developing their talents by performing a varied and challenging repertoire. From the sounds of Broadway to the spiritual works of composers such as Moses Hogan, this choral ensemble aims to please its audience through the gift of music!
The DFCS performs formal concerts throughout the year for the community, including The Lowman Home, a residential home for the aged. Rehearsals are held from 6:30-8:00 PM on Tuesday evenings from January to May and August to November. Newcomers are always welcome!
Sarah High, Artistic Director (August 2021-)
Mrs. Sarah High is the Choir Director at Swansea High School, and previously taught at Mid-Carolina High School in Newberry County (2016-2021). In her tenure at Mid-Carolina, Mrs. High's ensembles received numerous awards at choral festivals and consistently received Excellent and Superior ratings at Concert Festivals. She has also had numerous students attend Honor clinics, Region Choirs, and All-State Choirs. Before teaching at the high school level Mrs. High taught Pre-K – 8 General Music and Chorus at Sandy Run K-8 in Calhoun County, SC.
Mrs. High is also the Director of Music at Salem United Methodist Church, where she conducts the Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, Youth Choir, facilitates handbells, and assists in weekly and special worship planning. Mrs. High is also highly involved in the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship and is on the Worship Design Team for the 2023 and 2024 Music Week Conference. In addition to teaching at Swansea, Mrs. High is the Artistic Director of the Dutch Fork Choral Society, a Choral Arts Society.
Sarah High holds a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Columbus State University's Schwob School of Music and a Master's Degree in Music Education from the University of South Carolina. Mrs. High is currently an active member of ACDA, NAfME, and FUMWA.
Bradley Fuller, Accompanist (August 2018-)
A native of Greenwood, SC, Bradley Fuller began taking piano lessons at age eight. His study of the instrument continued throughout his middle and high school years, during which time he also played alto saxophone as a part his schools' marching and concert bands. A student of Phillip Bush, Bradley graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2016 with a BA in Music as well as a BA in Economics.
Bradley is currently the host and producer of South Carolina Public Radio's live, weekday classical music program, Sonatas & Soundscapes. He is also a pianist/accompanist for several churches in the Columbia area, which he calls home.