News about the Fall Season and Messiah Rehearsals

This is an invitation — come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers during our 2014-2015 season!

Rehearsals for this fall will begin Monday, October 13, 2014 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). Membership is open to all interested singers who are willing to participate in the regular rehearsals and concerts. No auditions are required. We will rehearse Monday October 13 and Monday October 20. Our two fall performances will be Sunday, October 26 at 4:00 at the River Landing at Sandy Ridge Retirement Center, and on Sunday November 2 at 7:00 pm at Friends Home West. We will be singing Regina Coeli by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Alleluia by Randall Thompson; and “Pie Jesu” from Requiem by Andrew Lloyd Webber, all selections which were part of our spring concert.

If you are unable to sing with us for the fall season, but are planning to sing for this year’s 61th presentation of Handel’s Messiah, rehearsals for the Messiah will be on November 10, 17, and 24, and December 1 and 8 at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church, at the corner of Battleground Avenue and Pisgah Church Road. Registration begins at 7:00 pm and rehearsal begins promptly at 7:30 pm. The registration fee, again this year, will be $25; scores will be available for purchase at our cost of $10. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 16, and the performance will be on  Thursday, December 18, 7:00. Both the dress rehearsal and the performance will be at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro.

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Memorial Day Service

On Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2:00pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, there will be a Memorial Day service sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 53 that honors those local members of the military, active and retired, who died this past year. GOS members are invited to come sing, as a group, familiar patriotic songs such as “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.” Music will be provided when you arrive on Sunday. 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 1:40pm. If you can, please wear red, white, and blue. Here is a link with information about Forest Lawn Cemetery and giving directions: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1113
Thanks in advance to everyone who comes

Come to one of our Spring concerts!

This spring, our group will be presenting The Peaceable Kingdom and Alleluia by Randall Thompson; Regina Coeli by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and “Pie Jesu” from Requiem by Andrew Lloyd Webber. We would love to see you at one of our concerts, as listed below. The concerts are free; donations are appreciated.

Sunday April 27, 2014 …… 4:00 p.m. At

Union Memorial United Methodist, 1012 E. Lee Street, Greensboro, NC

Sunday May 4, 2014 …… 7:00 p.m. AT

Friendly Avenue Baptist, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro,  NC

Sunday May 11, 2014 ….. 4:00 p.m. At

Westminster Presbyterian, 3906 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Announcing the 60th annual Messiah Performance

 The Greensboro Oratorio Singers present

the 60th annual performance of

George Frederic Handel’s 

Messiah

Thursday, December 5, 2013 7:00 P.M.

War Memorial Auditorium at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.

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.

Announcing: Our Fall, 2013 Concerts

This fall, we will be performing Ron Kean’s American Mass and selections from Franz Schubert’s Mass in G for the residents of two retirement homes.

Additionally, we will present a special concert benefiting the Music Academy of North Carolina (MANC) at Centenary United Methodist Church. The program at Centenary UMC will include Ron Kean’s American Mass, selections from Franz Schubert’s Mass in G, a preview selection from Handel’s Messiah, and performances by guest artists from MANC.   Our concert dates are listed below.
Oct. 13th (Sunday) at River Landing (Colfax, NC) at 4 pm

Oct. 20th (Sunday) at Centenary UMC (Greensboro) at 4pm

Oct. 27th (Sunday) at Friends Home West (Greensboro) at 7pm

Please put October 20th at 4:00 on your calendar and come to Centenary UMC to hear some beautiful music!

Fall Season 2013

We invite you to come sing with our group, the Greensboro Oratorio Singers, for our 2013-2014 season.  This will be a very special year for our group, as we will be presenting the Messiah for the 60th annual year. Rehearsals for the fall season will begin Monday, September 9, 2013 at 7:30pm with registration at 7:00pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro (corner of Friendly and Westridge). Membership is open to all interested singers who are willing to participate in the regular rehearsals and concerts.  No auditions are required. We will rehearse every Monday evening, beginning September 9, and continuing through October.

Our concert dates for this Fall, 2013 season, are:

Sunday October 13th – 4:00 p.m.

River Landing at Sandy Ridge, 1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, NC

Sunday October 20th – 4:00 p.m.
Centenary United Methodist Church, 2300 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC
Sunday October 27th – 7:00 p.m.
Friends Home West, 6100 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

 

On Monday, October 28, we will begin rehearsals for our annual Messiah production which is scheduled at the War Memorial Auditorium on Thursday, December 5th. More information about Messiah rehearsal and performance will be posted soon.

Come sing with us for this special season, celebrating 60 years of presenting the Messiah in Greensboro!

Announcing Our Fall Singing Appearances

This fall, we will be singing at the following venues:
Sunday October 13th – 4:00 p.m.
River Landing at Sandy Ridge
1575 John Knox Drive, Colfax, NC
Sunday October 20th – 4:00 p.m.
Centenary United Methodist Church
2300 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC
Sunday October 27th – 7:00 p.m.
Friends Home West
6100 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Memorial Day Service

On Sunday, May 26 at 2:00pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, there will be a Memorial Day service sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 53 that honors those local members of the military, active and retired, who died this past year. GOS members are invited to come sing, as a group, familiar patriotic songs such as “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.” Music will be provided when you arrive on Sunday. 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 1:40pm. If you can, please wear red, white, and blue. Here is a link with information about Forest Lawn Cemetery and giving directions: http://www.greensboro-nc.gov/index.aspx?page=1113
Thanks in advance to everyone who comes!

This spring, our group will be presenting Franz Schubert’s Mass in G and Ron Kean’s American Mass. We would love to see you at one of our concerts, as listed below. The concerts are free; donations are appreciated.

Sunday, April 21, 2013 — 5:00 pm

Christ Wesleyan Church, 2400 S. Holden Road, Greensboro, NC

Sunday, April 28, 2013 — 7:00 PM

Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC

Sunday, May 5, 2013 — 4:00 PM

Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC

 

Announcing the 59th annual Messiah performance

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers will present the 59th annual performance of Handel’s Messiah on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the War Memorial Auditorium, which is part of the Greensboro Coliseum Complex. The performance time is 7:00 pm and admission is free. A love offering will be taken. More information about this performance will be posted soon. Please put this performance on your calendar!