The Plantation Singers are known locally and internationally as the southeast’s most popular Gospel/percussion group. Each of the women in this multi-talented group has a lifetime of musical experience, beginning with the music of the southern church. The Plantation Singers were first created in June 1996 under the direction of Ms. Lynnette White. Locally, the group has performed on the “Piccolo part” of Spoleto Festival USA. The group has also performed on several local television stations. Nationally, the group has performed on Gordon Elliott’s “Door Knock Dinners” and P. Allen Smith’s garden show. Internationally, the group performed for the Relais & Chateaux Hotel conference in Naples, Italy; the Sori World Music Festival in South Korea; and the Gospel Festival in Spain. The group has also performed in many of Charleston’s historic homes, resorts and plantations. The Plantation Singers play an important role in the preservation of the spiritual and the sacred music of the South Carolina Lowcountry.
The Plantation Singers is also the recipient of the prestigious Three Sisters Award, given by the Committee to Save the City. This award was given in recognition of the Plantation Singers’ contribution to the special character of Charleston. The Plantation Singers are well known for their ability to reach out and draw a crowd into their performance. The shoe tapping, hand clapping, and sing along atmosphere causes the audience to smile big, hug their neighbors and ask for more.
A free public performance by the Plantation Singers will take place at Battery Gadsden Cultural Center on Saturday, February 20 at 2pm. The performance is part of the “Island Fun” series which is sponsored by the Town of Sullivan’s Island, Poe’s Tavern, Bobby Cummings Financial Services and produced in cooperation with Creative Spark Center for the Arts. All ages are welcome.