The Cantus Chamber Choir from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will be featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top”, Monday, Dec. 22.  The 20-member choir is directed by David Rhyne.  The performance was recorded Nov. 6 at the Peace Center before a live audience.  Featured in the concert was a performance of Peace, a composition by Furman University music professor Mark Kilstofte.  “Peace” was chosen by the ensemble’s director, David Rhyne, for its powerful interpretation of Gerald Manley Hopkins’ poetry and its relevant message for our day and time.

Also featured on the Nov. 6 concert was violinist Katherine Woo from Greer, South Carolina.  A student at both the Fine Arts Center of Greenville County and Riverside High School, she has been a member of the Carolina Youth Symphony for six years and has been the concertmaster of the Greenville County Youth Orchestra Young Artist Orchestra since 2011.

“From the Top,” with host Christopher O’Riley, is distributed by National Public Radio and taped before live audiences across the United States. The show celebrates the accomplishments and stories of extraordinary young classical musicians. “From the Top” is carried by 250 public radio stations across the country and is estimated to reach 700,000 listeners around the world.  Congratulations to all those involved and thanks for representing South Carolina on the world stage!!