Hard work and harmony earn Blackville Community Choir statewide award – News – The Augusta Chronicle

The Blackville Community Choir received a prestigious statewide arts award recognizing them for 53 years of hard work and harmony.

The choir was one of five recipients of the Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Award on Wednesday, May 2 during SC Arts Awards Day in Columbia. The award for traditional artists recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to keeping their tradition alive and have, in turn, used their art to benefit those around them, according to information about the award.

“The Blackville Community Choir has provided outstanding community service to the citizens of Blackville and surrounding communities over the years. Most importantly they have kept alive the songs and hymns that are a vital part of our culture and heritage,…

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