Shanice Kelly
  • Criminology
  • Class of 2016
  • Latta, SC

Shanice Kelly Performs in Fall Coker College Choir Concert

2012 Nov 19

Shanice Kelly a sophomore criminology major from Latta, S.C., performed in the fall concert of the Coker College Chamber Singers, which was held Nov. 18 in Hartsville.

During the concert, the Coker Singers performed a world premiere of a new work entitled "The Lesson," which was written by popular composer Joshua Shank and commissioned by the choir.

"The premier of a new composition is always exciting for an ensemble," says William Carswell, conductor of the choir and chair of the department of dance, music and theater. "This particular piece has challenged us musically, but the singers rose to the occasion, as usual, and were ready to perform it for our audience."

The Coker Chamber Singers is one of five ensembles at the college. It was formed in 2004 to offer singers an opportunity to perform more challenging repertoire. This highly select, auditioned ensemble performs chamber works from all musical periods.

Ronda Wilkes McElveen, staff accompanist at the college and organist for First Presbyterian Church in Hartsville, accompanied the choirs.

For more information about music programs at Coker College, contact Carswell at 843-383-8063 or

Established in 1908, Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.