Memorial Day Service

On Sunday, May 27, 2018 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!

No rehearsal this evening, March 12

Due to the unpredictability of the temperatures this evening and not knowing what the road conditions will be at 9:00 this evening, we have decided to cancel rehearsal tonight.  Please practice with Cyberbass or with a keyboard, if you have one, this week. Looking forward to seeing all of you next week.

Announcing our spring concerts

This spring, our group will be presenting Elijah (part 2) by Felix Mendelssohn. We would love to see you at one of our concerts, as listed below. The concerts are free; donations accepted.

Guest soloists are Derek Jackenheimer, tenor, and Daniel Crupi, baritone. Soloists from the choir include Willie Mae Clemes, Annette Tilley, Julie Lee, Mimi Chang, and Valerie Lepko.

Sunday April 22, 2018 …… 7:00 PM at
Friendly Avenue Baptist, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro

Sunday April 29, 2018 …… 7:30 PM at
St. John’s UMC, 1304 Merritt Drive, Greensboro

Come sing with us this spring!

Rehearsal for the spring season began last week; there was a small
group that braved the threatening weather conditions and came to
sing. We will have rehearsal tonight, Monday, January 15, from 7:30pm
to 9:00pm at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue
in Greensboro, and we will rehearsal every Monday night through
April. This spring, our group is planning to sing the oratorio
Elijah, part 2. We welcome singers of all voice parts, and especially
tenors and basses. The only cost is for the music, if you do not
already have a copy of the score.

Our performances will be on Sundays in late April at churches in the
Greensboro area. Please think about singing with us for the Spring
2018 season and help our group perform Elijah! If you have questions,
send an email to gosingers@yahoo.com.  Come sing with the Greensboro
Oratorio Singers this spring!

Rehearsal this evening, January 8, 2018

This is the forecast I just copied from the WGHP website, at 4:30 pm: “This evening will be above freezing, but still chilly outside! Temperatures will be in the mid-30’s. There will be patchy, light rain in the forecast with brief sleeting possible.” We WILL have our first spring rehearsal this evening, at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, beginning at 7:30. If you do not feel comfortable coming out to the rehearsal this evening, please do not come. Will see you if you come tonight, and if you don’t come, hope to see you next Monday!

Come sing with us this Spring!

This spring, our group is planning to sing Elijah, part 2. 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 8, 2018, 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 2018 season and help our group perform Elijah, part 2! If you have questions, send an email to gosingers@yahoo.com; check out our page on Facebook.  Come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers this spring!

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