Join us for an evening of gospel and spirituals from the Williston Alumni Community Choir. Fresh off the release of a new album, the choir will sing songs of triumph and hope that uplifts our community and the stories of the Boundless soldiers.
The Williston High School Glee Club originally organized an alumni group in 1984 under the name of Williston Alumni Choral Ensemble directed by B. Constance O’Dell. The ensemble performed at Kenan Auditorium, Thalian Hall and Williston Alumni reunion events and even performed at the White House in December 1994. The original glee clubs were graduates of Williston Industrial School & Williston Senior High School under the direction of James Thompson and B. Constance O’Dell. The Willistonians participating in the group range from graduating classes of 1944 to last graduating class of 1968 and 1968 sophomores & juniors that attended Williston Senior High School. The group also consists of associate members that include alumni of the Williston Marching Band, Family & Friends of Williston Graduates.
The Wilmington Community Choir under the direction of Theodore Thorpe organized along with Williston Alumni Choral members to perform for the Wilmington Ten 40th Anniversary Commemoration on February 3, 2011. The two groups reorganized and combined as one in August 2011 renaming the group Williston Alumni Community Choir. This reorganization was under the direction of Marva Robinson with Theodore & Eastlyn Thorpe as Associate directors and accompanied by Monnie Swepson and Carolyn Jacobs. Due to death and illness the group is presently under the direction of Marva Robinson and accompanied by Monnie Swepson. This group is interested in continuing the legacy of the Williston Glee Club by recruiting new members through auditions.