Augusta Chorale celebrates 30 years
Futhey Babcock enjoyed singing in his church choir, but he wanted a musical challenge. "They didn't seem to want to sing those fancy songs," said the 100-year-old Babcock, a co-founder of the Augusta Chorale, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the fall. Babcock sang tenor in the group until health reasons prevented him from doing so. During his active years, he said nothing could keep him from attending chorale rehearsals on Monday nights at Paine College. He also worked to get others to come on board with his idea, and he recruited singers.
Our 30th Anniversary Guest Conductor Dr. Roland M. Carter
The Augusta Chorale is delighted to present Dr. Roland M. Carter as guest conductor for our 30th Anniversary Spring Concert. Dr. Carter is a composer, arranger, conductor, pianist, scholar, researcher, and teacher. He performed his duties admirably well during his 23-year tenure at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. Prior to returning to Chattanooga, his hometown, Dr. Carter served as Chair of the Department of Music at Hampton (Institute) University and