News and Updates

One last time…

With profound gratitude, we welcome you to the 45th and final season of Piedmont Chamber Singers. We have an amazing three-concert season planned for you. We hope you will support us with your presence and with your financial contributions as we say farewell to Winston-Salem’s premier choral ensemble.

Founded in 1977 by Donald Armitage and Sally Gant, Piedmont Chamber Singers has fulfilled our mission by enriching the community through innovative, engaging, and compelling choral performances that enrich the intellect and feed the soul. Our final season will further our mission and provide the opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary choral legacy that Piedmont Chamber Singers has brought to Winston-Salem for so many years.

Mark your calendars now for our 2022-2023 concerts on:

Friday, December 2, 2022
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Sunday, May 7, 2023

Details will be forthcoming!

Thank you for your continued support as we provide this community with our final season of beautiful music.

Join us for our Season 44 Concert!

PCS presents From Darkness to Light, May 1, at 3:30

We are excited to present to you our Season 44 concert, From Darkness to Light!, on Sunday, May 1, at 3:30 PM at Maple Springs UMC (2569 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem).

Season 44 has been a challenge as we have tried to navigate the pandemic, but we are pleased to see things appear to be winding down and are excited to present to you our season concert! This concert will explore themes of light as we leave the darkness of the last two years. Works by Dan Forrest, John Rutter, Gwenyth Walker, Stephen Foster, and others will be featured!

As is our custom, admission to the concert is free, but we will welcome your generous gift to support us this season. Not only has the pandemic been a challenge with music-making, it has also presented itself with financial struggles as we have been unable to hold our fundraisers, etc. 

We have a fundraising goal of $5,000 to make before the end of our season. If you would like to contribute, click here!

An Update from Our Artistic Director…

When I began planning for Season 44 it was with great excitement that we were going to be able to have a “normal” season and move on from the pandemic. As they say, you know what happens with best-laid plans…

The continued concerns over the spread of covid and protocols as well as the passing of my father in late October was a major inhibitor of those plans and as you are aware we had to make some changes to our season concerts. Once again, our board has been faced with a tough decision on what to do next.

Given the volunteer hours and the expense required to plan and successfully host an event like Intermezzo!, it has become apparent to our board that it would not be a prudent use of our resources to host such an event in the next six weeks. Ongoing covid spread and an event where we would be in close quarters has created enough concern to halt our ticket sales.

We have decided to cancel Intermezzo! for February 12. We are going to explore the possibilities of opening season 45 with such an event. While we have not been able to hold our regular concerts this season, PCS has continued to incur many of our normal operating expenses with little opportunity for income. If you feel so inclined, we would welcome your donation of any amount to help us meet our budget needs.

I am very determined to host our concert on April 3 and our community singing event on April 30 and May 1. Please be on the lookout for more information and I’ll look forward to seeing you then!

All the best for a great new year!

Jayson Snipes

Artistic Director

We’ve made a few changes…

Our concert schedule has changed! See below for updated concert dates and information.

Join us for the kickoff of our season on December 3 and 4 as we present J. S. Bach’s Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf.

Don’t miss our fundraising gala, Intermezzo! on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Ordering information coming soon!

Our previously scheduled October 23 concert has been POSTPONED and will now be presented on Sunday, April 3.

On April 30-May 1, PCS will host a Community Music Festival. Anyone who would like to sing will be invited to participate in this choral festival featuring Dan Forrest’s the breath of life. More information coming soon!

Help Support PCS

We are so grateful for the continuing support of our sponsors, patrons, partners, and most importantly, our audience. You have sustained this choral group for over forty years and we will continue to sing with your help.