We Have a New Music Director!

We are pleased to announce that Pepper Choplin will become the next Music Director of Cary Community Choir for the 2019 season. This season will be the choir's 49th performance of G.F. Handel's Messiah. "I'm so excited to be entrusted with the baton for the Cary Community Choir. What a marvelous opportunity to join with area singers to experience this immortal masterpiece called Messiah! Together, we'll bring the music to life, not treating the work as a museum piece, but as a dynamic drama to be sung with fresh energy and passion," says Choplin.

You will find more about Pepper Choplin's career, accomplishments and passion for music in his bio below. For more information with videos and photos of his performances, please visit his website at www.pepperchoplin.com.

We look forward to a wonderful 2019 season of Messiah with Pepper Choplin. All are welcome to join. For registration and rehearsal times, go to: click here.

Pepper Choplin is a full-time composer, conductor and humorist. He has gained a reputation as one of the most creative writers in church music today. With a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, he went on to earn a Master of Music degree in composition from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

With a diverse musical background, Choplin incorporates varied styles such as folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published works includes over 300 anthems for church and school choir with 20 church cantatas and two books of piano arrangements. Over 150 groups have commissioned him to write original works for them. An original hymn, "Come to the Water" appears in the hymnal, Celebrating Grace. His anthems consistently appear in the top seller lists of publishers and distributors. Since 1991, his choral music has sold several million copies. Each week, thousands of singers present his music in churches and schools in the United States and around the world.

In 2013, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in a joint concert with Joseph Martin. Since then, he has conducted his original cantatas at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with 250+ voices and orchestra. Choplin has conducted several cantatas at Raleigh's Meymandi Auditorium with area church choirs. The 250 voices with orchestra have sung to sell-out audiences.

He also visits many schools, churches and conferences to conduct and to entertain. Beyond his choral music, Choplin has produced two humorous CDs and an inspirational recording. In his solo concerts, he moves audiences with his powerful ballads and his hilarious humor.