Meet Our New Artistic Director

We are happy to announce that our search for a new Artistic Director is complete. Ms. Keely Rhodes has been chosen to be our new leader. Keely is a mezzo-soprano who received a Bachelor’s of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. In academia, Dr. Rhodes has served as a director of choirs, head of vocal studies, and an assistant professor of music. She has also had the honor of serving as a Fulbright scholar to Italy in 2006-2007. She joined USC-Aiken as an Assistant Professor of Music in 2019. Keely also teaches private voice lessons, performs as a soloist and collaborative artist for choral, chamber, and symphonic groups and as an opera singer in the United States, Europe, Central America, and South America.

Welcome to South Boundary Singers

Welcome to the home of the South Boundary Singers. We are a male, mostly a cappella ensemble that performs in Aiken, SC and around the CSRA (Central Savannah River Area). We have been singing for our whole lives and have taken it as our task to help develop a culture of singing in our town. Take a look around our website and learn about us and our service to the community.

Want to sing with us? South Boundary Singers is always looking for talented singers. We rehearse on Thursday nights from 7 – 8:45 in the choir room at Aiken’s Trinity United Methodist Church.  Please use the Contact Us form to arrange an audition or to get in touch with us.

Seeking New Artistic Director

It is with mixed emotions that we said goodbye to our leader, our inspiration, Diane Haslam, back in October 2020. She decided to return to her homeland in England to be near her mum and family. We wish her only the best as she begins the next phase in her storied life.

The COVID-19 situation left us playing a wait and see game before seeking her replacement. That time has now come. We have formed a Search Committee to seek qualified candidates to take over as our Artistic Director. It is our intent to compile a list of interested candidates, complete an interview process narrowing down the number of potential candidates to three, and then have a series of rehearsals with each one so that the candidate will get a feel for us as well as us doing the same with him/her. Final selection will be made by a vote taken of the singers. In the case of a tie the Board will decide the winner.

If things go as planned, with our director search and the COVID-19 menace, we may be ready to resume limited singing again in the Fall. We anticipate resuming normal rehearsals and performances by Spring, 2022. Stay tuned for further announcements.

Rehearsals and Performance Schedule

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we will not be holding our weekly rehearsals for the next several weeks. Scheduled performances may also be postponed or canceled.

Spring 2019 Concert Pictures

Take a look at this gallery of pictures taken by Bruce Haslam at our concert, “Let All Men Sing”.

Fabulous Spring Concert!

We had a wonderful concert on May 12, Mother’s Day!  Everyone seemed to enjoy the music and we have received many, many favorable comments. Thanks to Diane Haslam’s guidance and support, we continue to improve and are looking ahead to even more of the same next season.

Here’s a link to a YouTube playlist of the full recording taken at the performance.  Check out the concert page under the Music tab above to get links to the individual songs.

Trinity United Methodist Church Service

We served as the chancel choir at the Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 service.

Here is a recording taken of us singing.

Track Times:

00:00 Prelude by Elizabeth Lindroth

02:18 Steal Away

04:54 Ubi Caritas

07:56 How Great Thou Art

13:35 Dem Dry Bones

Scholarship Fund Raiser Concert

Our annual concert to support our endowed scholarship at USC Aiken will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 4 pm in the Etherredge Center. This fund was established and supported by us since our founding in 2007. Each year we award a scholarship to an aspiring vocal music student who is seeking a career in performance or music education. We will do a joint concert with the university’s choir with all money collected going to support this scholarship fund.

Great Concert!

We had a wonderful concert and the house was packed full!  So good to see so many happy faces!

Here’s a couple of links to the video recording. It’s in two parts but you can click on the first one and there you’ll find the link to the second.

Enjoy and please spread the word on your favorite social media pages.

​Part 1: https://youtu.be/NYMeEnykJIs
Part 2: https://youtu.be/5QUYIz_vfXg

Our Winter Concert Draws Near!

Join us for a fun filled evening at Trinity United Methodist Church, Aiken on Friday, December 7, 2018 starting at 7 pm. We’ll do a “Winter Serenade” of seasonal tunes plus a few in remembrance of the armistice ending World War I and Peal Harbor. As a special treat, the young boys, all-county choir “Bound To Sing” will help us celebrate the season.

A meet and greet reception will follow. And everything is FREE!

Winter Serenade poster

Sunday at Trinity UMC

Here’s a video of us serving as the choir at Trinity United Methodist Church, Aiken on November 18, 2018.

Winter, 2017 Concert

We held our winter concert on December 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Aiken. Had a great time and met lots of our fans at the reception afterwards. Here are a few pictures:

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Video of our Spring 2017 Concert

Saturday, April 22 we held our first full-fledged concert under our new music director, Diane Haslam. Here’s a copy of the program South Boundary Singers April program and a recording of the full concert. The young ladies ensemble, Belles Canto, is another of Diane’s ensembles and they joined us for a couple numbers from Randall Thompson’s Frostiana.

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Here’s a poster for our upcoming Spring Concert.

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Aiken Civic Orchestra

On March 5 we joined the Aiken Civic Orchestra’s concert for a short program.  We did a couple of numbers on our own, then combined with the Belles Canto and the Augusta Chorus for a spirited “Let There Be Peace on Earth”. The room was packed to overflowing. Here are a few pictures:

Scholarship Concert Newspaper Article

Here’s a link to an article from the Aiken Standard, our hometown newspaper, announcing our fund raising concert. We have an endowed scholarship at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Each year a $1000 grant is awarded to an aspiring music student. We’re always ready to accept donations to this worthy cause.

Scholarship Concert