Announcing the 65th and final performance of Handel’s Messiah

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers will present the 65th annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 7:00 P.M.at the Carolina Theatre, 310 S. Greene Street, Greensboro. This year’s soloists are listed below. 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.  Hope to see you there!

Messiah soloists:

Caroline Crupi, Soprano

Emily Wolber, Mezzo

Jacob Wright, Tenor

Daniel Crupi, Bass

Come sing with us! Fall and Messiah Information

We are taking a break over the summer to rest and rejuvenate for the coming fall season. However, September will be here very soon, when we will again begin rehearsals. We would love to have you come sing with us this fall!

We will begin rehearsing for our fall season on Monday, September 10 at 7:30 pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church (4800 W. Friendly Avenue). No auditions are required and there is no registration fee for the fall season. We will be rehearsing Schubert’s Mass in F to perform at area retirement communities. If you already own this score, feel free to bring it with you. Our performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 pm at River Landing Retirement Community.

Our rehearsals for the Messiah will be on Mondays October 22 and 29, and November 5, 12, and 19, 7:30-9:00 PM, at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church. The dress rehearsal will be on Monday, November 26, and the Messiah concert will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 pm at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro.

Come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers this fall. Sing with us in October to take music to area retirement communities and then stay with us to perform the Messiah!

Mark your calendar — come sing with us!

This is an invitation — come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers this fall!

Rehearsals for this fall will begin on Monday, September 10, 2018 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 prepare a short program to sing at nearby retirement centers on Sunday afternoons in late October.

Rehearsals for the Messiah will be on Mondays October 22 and 29, and November 5, 12, and 19. The dress rehearsal will be on Monday, November 26 and the Messiah concert will be on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00pm, at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro.

New singers are welcome — come sing with us!

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!

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!

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!

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

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!