The Concert Choir season begins in November and continues through March. Many of the men’s choir participants are guests of the Central Night Shelter (www.cnsatlanta.org), a joint effort of Central Presbyterian Church and the Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, both located on Capitol Hill in downtown Atlanta. Participation in the choir is open to all shelter guests, as well as to other members of the community who were once homeless and are now housed, and many Atlanta Homeward Choir alumni who return each season to serve as mentors. The Concert Choir is led by GSU Conducting Graduate Student, Sam Potts.
Sam Potts is a graduate student at Georgia State University (GSU) where he studies choral conducting with Dr. Deanna Joseph and Dr. Jennifer Sengin. At GSU, Sam sings with the internationally award-winning University Singers and co-directs the Master Singers. Additionally, he assists with the men’s division of the Atlanta Homeward Choir – a choir comprised of men seeking housing and/or work in the downtown Atlanta area. He recently graduated from Mercer University (Macon, GA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, where he studied voice, piano, and conducting. While completing his undergraduate degree, he sang with the acclaimed Mercer Singers and was the Johnson Music Fellow at First Baptist Church of Christ (Macon, GA). Additional musical activities included teaching private piano and voice to multiple students.