About SCS The Shawnee Choral Society was established in July of 2000 by a group of singers who felt that the Topeka-Shawnee County metropolitan community could support a quality community chorus.  Members come from diverse backgrounds and professions. The mission of SCS is to “provide a venue for volunteer singers to rehearse and perform a variety of quality music and to perform in a concert setting for the citizens of our community.”  Each member is not only a volunteer but pays a modest membership fee to help support the cost of music, staff, and any special instrumental needs.  Members are grateful for any donations received during their free concerts which are held biannually in the Spring and Winter of each year.  The SCS on occasion performs at local events when requested, and several members have performed in Carnegie Hall as part of an ensemble with other talented choirs from across the United States. SCS is grateful for the community’s support and will continue to strive for excellence. Director Nicolas Carr and accompanist Dr. Mark Pudwill provide dedication, good humor and positive encouragement throughout the weekly rehearsals.  The SCS members are privileged to rehearse every week at Countryside United Methodist Church and to perform twice a year at White Concert Hall on the Washburn University Campus. The Shawnee Choral Society is composed of experienced singers who thoroughly enjoy singing. With weekly practices in season, membership is a rewarding commitment. If you are interested in joining, please email us at joinscs@shawneechoral.com with a little about you, your singing experience, and why you would like to join us.