Fresh from its successful June trip to Fairfax, Virginia, South Boundary begins its eighth season and is looking for a few new male singers.


Those interested may audition by attending one of the group’s Thursday night rehearsals beginning this Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the choir room at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W.


The group is planning a program called “Strings Attached” with David Culp strings and arrangements of opera and light opera choruses, show songs and a “don’t we Welsh hate the English” hair raiser, as well as a music scholarship concert where we will sing for and with Joel Scraper’s USCA Concert Choir to support the music scholarship at USCA.


The men will sing with the auditioned boys choir “Bound to Sing” and continue to support boy’s choirs at Chukker Creek and East Aiken School of the Arts.


They will also continue their occasional “be the choir on Sunday” project as the group substitutes for the choir in area churches in a morning service and sing a free concert in the afternoon.


They will also find times to sing for local organizations.


South Boundary is inspired by the King’s Singers, Chanticleer, the Whiffenpoofs, Straight No Chaser, Cantus, the U.S. Army Chorus, the Cornell Glee Club and barbershop quartets.


Its secular and sacred musical programs ranges from the Renaissance to the contemporary.


The group features two to eight voice parts and occasionally adds a guitar, flute, trombones, piano, jazz bands, large mixed choruses and even a symphony orchestra.


The men of South Boundary represent many local choirs and choral ensembles; all have university or community choral backgrounds.


They come from many parts of this country, some recently and some a long time ago, and include in its number career professionals and retirees.


The group has taken its singing project to Kentucky, Scotland, Virginia and Georgia.


For more information, call Bill Riehl at 803-336-8802, email briehl@mac.com or visit southboundary.com.