The Sandlapper Singers was founded in 1996 by its first artistic director, Dr. Lillian Quackenbush. At the time, Lillian was completing a doctorate in music at the University of South Carolina and looking to expanding her musical horizons as a choral conductor. With support from her husband and co-founder, Dave Quackenbush – along with a group of friends who agreed to help organize a board of directors and a cadre of gifted singers who entrusted their talents to Lillian – the Sandlapper Singers came to full bloom.
Now entering its 21st season, the Sandlapper Singers is poised to reach even greater heights. Under the leadership of artistic director Dustin Ousley, the Sandlapper Singers is dedicated to presenting American choral music of the highest caliber and ensuring the future of choral arts by mentoring young singers and educators.
Join us. Together, we’ll celebrate the joy of American choral music, and pass it on for generations to come.