The Johnston County Chorus began in October 1977 as the Johnston County Choral Society. Led by several talented directors through the years, our group is made of residents from Johnston County and surrounding areas that have a love for singing and providing quality music entertainment. High school students through adults of all ages are invited to sing with us. No auditions are required. New singers join our veteran members every fall and spring to rehearse for upcoming shows. Many of our members have formed lasting friendships. We enjoy fellowship together while doing what we love. Our fantastic director, Amy King, blends a variety of secular and sacred music for our December shows and brings spring to life in May with a Broadway style show incorporating themes that vary each year. Each show is accompanied by a live orchestra of local musicians, local dance studios and other artists.
Our group is funded by local grants, business sponsorships, fundraisers and registration dues. Singers are invited to join us in August for our Christmas show and January for our spring show. Rehearsals are held at First Baptist Church, 4th Street, Smithfield NC from 7:00-9:00 pm with no rehearsals during the summer.
Meet the Director
Amy King is a graduate of Meredith College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance and Music Education. She performed as solo pianist with the North Carolina Symphony several times while attending Meredith and was an AJ Fletcher Music Scholarship recipient. Amy taught music for eight years in Wake County Public Schools and the past ten years in Johnston County Schools. She has served as organist, pianist, and music director for several churches in the Raleigh area.
Amy was the accompanist for the Johnston County Chorale for several years prior to becoming the director. Amy has been the director of the JCC for
the past twelve years.
Amy is currently the Choral Music teacher at Knightdale High School of Collaborative Design with the Wake County School System. She has a daughter, Victoria, and son, Matthew. Amy resides in Clayton.