FALL NEWS — Rehearsals for this fall began this past Monday, September 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (corner of Friendly and Westridge). We have space for more singers for this fall season and would love to have you join us! Membership is open to all interested singers who are willing to be present for the rehearsals and concerts. No auditions are required; there is no registration fee or charge for the music for this fall. We will rehearse on September 21 and 28; and on October 5 and maybe 12. Our fall performances will be Sunday, October 11 at 7:00 at the Friends Home West; Sunday, October 18 at 4:00 at Twin Lakes in Burlington; and on Sunday October 25 at 4:00 pm at the River Landing Retirement Center in Colfax. We will be singing Seasons (A Choral Song Cycle) by Andy Beck and Missa Festiva by John Leavitt. Both of these pieces were part of our spring concert.
MESSIAH NEWS — If you are unable to sing with us for the fall season, but are planning to sing for this year’s 62nd presentation of Handel’s Messiah, rehearsals for the Messiah will be on Mondays: October 26 and November 2, 9, 16, and 23. We will again be rehearsing at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, 2600 Pisgah Church Road (on Battleground Avenue across from the Lowes Store). Registration will begin at 7:00 pm and rehearsal will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. There will be a $25 registration fee and scores will be available for purchase, if you don’t already have one. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, and the performance will be on Thursday, December 3, 7:00 pm at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. As additional information is available, it will be distributed by email and on our Facebook page and website (www.oratoriogso.org).
SPRING NEWS — In the spring of 2016, we are planning to sing Brahms Requiem. In order to present this piece, we will need a large choir with all voice parts represented. We will have a sign up sheet at the Messiah rehearsals for those interested in singing with us this spring, to present this wonderful musical piece. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 11, 2016. Our performances will be in late April and early May, most likely on Sunday afternoons. Please think about singing with us for the Spring 2016 season and help our group perform Brahms Requiem!