Announcing the 64th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers will present the 64th annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, Saturday, December 2, 2017 7:00 P.M.at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro. Come with your family and friends to hear this classic masterpiece! The concert is free, given as our gift to the people of this area. A love offering will be taken. Hope to see you there!

Dates for Messiah 2017 — come sing with us!

Rehearsals for the Messiah will be on Mondays: October 30 and November 6, 13, 20, and 27. 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 (cash or checks only, please) and scores will be available for purchase for $10, if you don’t already have one. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Thursday, November 30, and the performance will be on Saturday, December 2, 7:00 pm at Christ United Methodist Church, 410 N. Holden Road, Greensboro. As additional information is available, it will be distributed by email to singers previously registered with the group, on our Facebook page, and on this website.

Come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers and help us perform the Messiah!

Opportunities to sing for the remainder of 2017—

On Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, there will be a Memorial Day service sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 53. This service honors those local members of the military, active and retired, who died this past year. The service usually lasts no more than 45 minutes. GOS members are invited to come sing, as a group, familiar patriotic songs such as My Country ‘Tis of Thee, America the Beautiful, and God Bless America. Music will be provided when you arrive. As this event is scheduled on a holiday weekend, I am aware that some of you will be traveling. We will need enough volunteers to cover all of the voice parts. If you are in town and willing, please be at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 3901 Forest Lawn Drive, by 1:40 pm. If you can, please wear red, white, and blue. Here is a link with information about Forest Lawn Cemetery: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1113
Thanks in advance to everyone who comes to sing!

Please mark your calendar with these dates for the fall:
We will begin rehearsing for the fall season on Monday, September 11; our performances are scheduled for Sundays, October 15, 22, and 29.
The Messiah concert will be on Saturday, December 2, at Christ UMC on Holden Road. Our rehearsals for the Messiah will be on Mondays October 30, and November 6, 13, 20, and 27. The dress rehearsal will be on Friday, December 1.
Please mark your calendars with these dates and come sing with us!

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Announcing our spring concert schedule —

This spring, our group will be presenting Elijah (part 1) by Felix Mendelssohn. We would love to see you at one of our concerts, as listed below. The concerts are free; donations accepted.

Sunday April 23, 2017 ~~~ 7:00 PM at
Friendly Avenue Baptist, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Sunday April 30, 2017 ~~~ 8:00 PM at
St. John’s United Methodist Church, 1304 Merritt Drive, Greensboro, NC

Rehearsal on January 9 is cancelled

Rehearsal this evening, January 9, 2017, is canceled; Friendly Avenue Baptist Church will be closed because of the snow and cold temperatures. We will rehearse next Monday evening, January 16, beginning at 7:30 pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue. Stay safe today. See you next Monday evening!

For additional information:
Email: gosingers@yahoo.com

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Come sing with us this Spring!

This spring, our group is planning to sing Elijah, part 1. In order to present this piece, we will need a large choir with all voice parts, and especially tenors and basses, represented. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017, and continue on Monday evenings through February, March, and April, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue in Greensboro. Our performances will be in late April and early May, most likely on Sunday afternoons/early evenings. The only cost is for the score if you don’t already have one and would like to keep the music. Please think about singing with us for the Spring 2017 season and help our group perform Elijah, part 1! If you have questions, send an email to gosingers@yahoo.com.  Come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers this spring!

About Messiah Rehearsals and Spring 2017

MESSIAH REHEARSALS — If you are planning to sing in this year’s 63rd presentation of Handel’s Messiah — Rehearsals for the Messiah will be on Mondays: October 24 and 31 and November 7, 14, and 21. 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 (cash or checks only, please) and scores will be available for purchase, if you don’t already have one. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, November 28, and the performance will be on Tuesday, November 29, 7:00 pm at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. As additional information is available, it will be distributed by email to singers previously registered with the group, on our Facebook page, and on this website.

SPRING NEWS — In the spring of 2017, we are planning to sing Elijah, part 1, by Mendelssohn. 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 9, 2017 at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue. Our performances will be in late April and early May, most likely on Sunday afternoons. Please think about singing with us for the Spring 2017 season and help our group perform Elijah! Please mark your calendars now with these important dates. Like us on Facebook and visit this website often. If you have questions, send an email to gosingers@yahoo or call 336-854-5444. Looking forward to seeing, and hearing, all of you soon!

Announcing the 63rd annual performance of Handel’s Messiah

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers will present the 63rd annual performance of

George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:00 P.M.

at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro.

Come with your family and friends to hear this classic masterpiece!

The concert is free, given as our gift to the people of this area.

A love offering will be taken. Hope to see you there!

News about the Fall season

This is an invitation — come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers during our 2016-2017 season!

Rehearsals for this fall will begin Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm; registration will start at 7:00 pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (corner of Friendly and Westridge).  All interested singers who are willing to participate in the regular rehearsals and concerts are invited. No auditions are required! We will rehearse on Mondays September 12, 19, and 26, and October 3 and 10. We will be singing Schubert’s Mass in F.

We will perform on Sunday October 9 at Friends Home West at 7:00 pm; on Sunday October 16 at Ashton Place Health & Rehab at 4:00 pm; and on Sunday October 23 at River Landing in Colfax at 4:00 pm.

New singers are welcome — come sing with us!