The UPSTATE ALL-STAR CHOIR is a network of 15 choirs established to provide excellent choral and dramatic opportunities for homeschoolers in the Upstate region of South Carolina. Choirs for grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-12 meet weekly in ANDERSON/CLEMSON, GREER, SIMPSONVILLE, SPARTANBURG, & TRAVELERS REST. The choirs rehearse at different times and locations, but often combine their talents for concerts. In the 2000-2001 school year, 196 students performed with the choirs. There are just over 200 students enrolled in the Upstate All-Star Choir for the Fall 2001 semester.
For information on CONCERTS or specific rehearsal TIMES and LOCATIONS, click the links to the left.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! The 1-3 grade choirs will be beginning a new PATRIOTIC MUSICAL called "A SALUTE TO AMERICA" the second week of March. The program will be in early MAY. New members are welcome to join us for this special end of the year program.
This year, the Upstate All-Star Choir has been involved in several ministry projects this fall. The 7-12 grade choirs took the lead in an effort across the Upstate to collect winter coats for those in need at Christmas. Through "Operation Warmth", they collected 85 coats and 24 sweaters, plus numerous hats and gloves for the needy.
The UPSTATE ALL-STAR CHOIR'S founding director is Mr. Ron Lambright. He has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in music and has conducted choirs in churches for 18 years. He and his wife, Irene, have homeschooled their children for nine years. Mr. Lambright was the founding director of the 120 voice "God's Children's Choir" in Lakeland, Florida. He has also led homeschooled teens to write, produce, and perform original musical/dramatic productions.
REGISTRATION IS ALWAYS OPEN for new members. Those interested in membership in the UPSTATE ALL-STAR CHOIR may register online or by e-mail. AUDITIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED. The fee for membership is $20 per month with a discount for families registering more than two children.