About Us

The Capital City Chorale is a component of the Capital City Performing Arts Foundation. Although the Capital City Chorale specializes in African-American Spirituals and uplifting Gospel music, the group is further distinguished by its mastery of other musical art forms. The chorale is under the leadership of Founder/Director Marcus L. Works and Doris Massey Works, Principal Director. Venues and events which have featured the Chorale include, but are not limited to the following:

 Singers featured in ABC Mini-Series, “Separate But Equal”, with Sidney Poitier and Burt Lancaster, various cities within SC, 1990.

The Capital City Chorale represented the state of South Carolina at the Black Caucus Gospel Extravaganza in Washington, DC, 1996 and 1997.

The Chorale performed a medley of songs at the Memorial Tribute to James Dickey, Poet-In-Residence, Columbia, SC, 1997.

The featured entertainment for unveiling of the Bell South, African American History calendar, Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, 1999.

The chorale Performed at the 1 st Annual 3 Rivers Music Festival, Columbia, SC, April 2000.

Black History Month Celebration, Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC, February 2001.

Let’s Share African-American Arts Festival, sponsored by Let’s Share, Inc. (Alex and Vanessa English and Karen Alexander), Columbia, SC, 2001.

The Chorale performed at the Moja Arts Festival, Charleston SC, 2002.

The Capital City Chorale listed as best local CD for release of its first recording “Seasons” in Columbia Best Magazine, 2002.

Capital City Christmas IV featuring The Capital City Chorale (South Carolina’s Premier African American Festival Chorus” along w/ The Male Chorus, Inc, the Benedict College Gospel Choir, Ethnic Expressions Dance Theatre, and Marlena Smalls and the Hallelujah Singers, Koger Center, Columbia, SC, December 2003.

The Capital City Chorale’s National Debut appearance on NBC, The Today Show, New York City, NY, December 2003.

The Sandlapper Singers, Bethel AME Sanctuary Mass Choir and the Capital City Chorale presented, “I Can Tell The World”, A Tribute to the music of legendary composer, Moses Hogan, at Bethel AME Church and Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, February 2004.

The opening act for 2004 Legends of…Concert Series headlining four-time Grammy winner Roberta Flack sponsored by the Auntie Karen Foundation, AARP South Carolina, and 98.5 KISS FM Radio, Koger Center, Columbia, SC, February 2004.

Capital City Christmas featuring The Capital City Chorale, WJ Keenan Theatre and the Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, December 2004.

The Capital City Chorale’s second appearance on NBC, The Today Show, New York City, NY, December 2004.

A third CD recording released, “Happy Holidays from Marcus & Doris Works Along With The Capital City Chorale”. The holiday CD was dedicated to South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council for all the work it does for our state and our community. Performed in concert at the Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC, December 2006.

1 st Annual HIV/AIDS Benefit Concert sponsored by The Capital City Performing Arts Foundation, featuring the Capital City Chorale, State Museum, Columbia, SC, November 2007.