Welcome to JCS!
JOIN JACKSON CHORAL SOCIETY MS THIS SPRING!
Come sing with Jackson Choral Society as we begin rehearsing at
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church for our Spring Concert scheduled
for May 7, 2023, under the direction of Dr. Beth Everett.
Our theme is “From Earth to Sky ~ 20th Century Composers”
Rehearsals begin January 24th @ 7 pm to 8:30 pm each Tuesday.
Dr. Beth Everett
DR. BETH EVERETT is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mississippi College where she conducts the Mississippi College Singers and Choctaw Chorus. Previous appointments include Southwestern University (Texas), LaGrange College (Georgia), Eastern Michigan University, and Bethel University (Tennessee). Dr. Everett holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Masters in Choral Conducting from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Music in Church Music from Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Choirs under Dr. Everett's direction perform regularly across the United States and internationally. The Bethel University Singers participated in the American International Choral Festival in St. Louis and received a Gold Diploma in adjudication. Most recently, the Southwestern University Chorale presented the Texas premiere of Damien Geter’s Cantata for a More Hopeful Tomorrow.
In addition to her love for choral music, Dr. Everett has an extensive list of opera and musical theater productions in her conducting repertoire ranging from La Traviata to A Chorus Line, from Godspell to Carousel and Into the Woods. She has prepared choruses for Meadows Opera Theater and Southern Opera and Musical Theater productions including Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, Kurt Weill's Street Scene, and Maurice Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortilèges.
Dr. Everett spent several years as musical director and chorus master with the Natchez Festival of Music and conducted performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. She conducted Show Boat in 2016 in celebration of the tricentennial of the city of Natchez, Mississippi.
Dr. Everett remains active as a singer and recently performed Elgar’s Sea Pictures with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra. She also regularly performs the mezzo soprano solos for such major choral works as Handel's Messiah, Vivaldi's Gloria, Mozart's Requiem, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.