South Carolina’s Premier African-American Festival Chorus
The Capital City Chorale, South Carolina ’s Premier African-American Festival Chorus, leaves every audience spellbound by their unique delivery of African-American Spirituals and uplifting Gospel music. All who experience them live in concert enjoy their dynamic rich vocals and artistic interpretations. This outstanding group has shared the stage with many local and national artists, such as the legendary Roberta Flack. Over time, the chorale has also been featured entertainment for numerous prominent organizations. Because of their awesome stage performance, the Capital City Chorale has been featured two consecutive years live on The Today Show in New York City.
Marcus L. Works
Marcus L. Works founded The Male Chorus, Inc. in 1989. This chorus specialized and concentrated its efforts in the artful execution of literature written for 4-part (TTBB) male ensembles. The group also became critically acclaimed for its smooth delivery of traditional and contemporary Gospel music. Under his leadership, female vocalists were added to the male choral group to form what is now the Capital City Chorale.
Mr. Works received his formal training and education at Benedict College under the noted leadership of such renowned choral directors as Emmet I. Wroten and Levon Tobin-Scott. He is considered to be one of South Carolina’s premier pipe organists, noted for his passionate interpretations of sacred and classical organ literature.
Doris Massey Works
Doris Massey Works is a music educator in Richland School District One. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Benedict College and a Masters in Education from Columbia College. Doris is presently a Doctoral student at Walden University. She has served as vocal coach, trainer of choirs and songwriter for over 30 years. Doris, a music consultant who emphasizes music learning in African-American Spiritual and Gospel Music, is recognized nationally. Her professional and community involvement includes membership and service in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Board of Directors. Doris’ mission is to use her God-given musical talent to serve as a vehicle of encouragement, empowerment and inspiration.