North Carolina’s Charlotte Symphony names Kenney Potter choral director

Posted on: March 31, 2015

In the Charlotte Observer (North Carolina) on Saturday (3/28), Lawrence Toppman reports that Kenney Potter, director of choral activities at Wingate University (Wingate, N.C.), has been named director of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s chorus, Oratorio Singers of Charlotte, effective in fall 2015. “ ‘We were thrilled with the talent and level of professionalism of all of our qualified candidates, but Dr. Potter was the unanimous choice to lead our chorus,’ said CSO music director Christopher Warren-Green, who served on the search committee. ‘It is a bonus that we are engaging a local candidate with deep roots in our region.’ ” Potter “holds degrees from Florida State University, and UNC Greensboro, and his conducting experience goes well beyond choruses: He has been artistic director and conductor of the Union Symphony Orchestra [Monroe, N.C.], and he annually conducts productions for Wingate University Opera.” Potter is also a composer/arranger and the founder and editor of Wingate University Music Press, which “publishes Folk Songs of South Africa, a teaching series he co-authored with Dalene Hoogenhout, conductor of the Wits Choir of Johannesburg.”

Posted March 31, 2015