Plans for our spring season ~~ Brahms’ Requiem

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. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, January 11, 2016, 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. Please think about singing with us for the Spring 2016 season and help our group perform Brahms’ Requiem! We will have a sign up sheet at the Messiah rehearsals for those Messiah singers interested in singing with us this spring, to present this wonderful musical piece. You can also indicate your interest in singing with us this spring by sending an email to gosingers@yahoo.com. Come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers this spring!

Come Join Us For the 62nd Annual Performance!

Thank you, thank you! to everyone who came and sang at the first Messiah rehearsal this past Monday, October 26. This rehearsal went very well. We do have space for additional singers, especially tenors. I know that some of you were unable to attend this first rehearsal and plan to be present at the second rehearsal. If you are planning to sing with the group this year, please attend this coming Monday, November 2

The practice location again this year is at Mt. Pisgah UMC on the corner of Battleground Avenue and Pisgah Church Road, across from Lowe’s. Parking is available on both sides of the church building. Remaining practices will be on November 2, 9, 16, and 23. Registration begins at 7:00 pm, with practice beginning promptly at 7:30. The registration fee is $25; scores will be available for purchase for $10. Singers must register no later than November 2 to sing this year and attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. The performance is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, at the Carolina Theatre.

Looking forward to seeing everyone this coming Monday at Mt. Pisgah UMC. Bring a friend who sings with you!

News about 3 Seasons of Oratorio Singing —

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!
Please mark your calendars now with these important dates. Like us on Facebook and visit our website at www.oratoriogso.org. If you have questions, send an email to gosingers@yahoo or call 336-854-5444.Looking forward to seeing, and hearing, all of you during an Oratorio season!

 

Announcing the Fall 2015 Season

This is an invitation — come sing with the Greensboro Oratorio Singers during our 2015-2016 season!

Rehearsals for this fall will begin Monday, September 14, 2015 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 on Sept. 14, 21, and 28, and October 5 and 12. We will be singing Seasons (A Choral Song Cycle) by Andy Beck and Missa Festiva by John Leavitt.

We will perform on Sunday October 11 at Friends Home West at 7:00 pm; on Sunday October 18 at Twin Lakes in Burlington at 4:00 pm; and on Sunday October 25 at River Landing in Colfax at 4:00 pm. New singers are welcome. Come sing with us!

Memorial Day Service

On Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm 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

Join us for the spring season!

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers invite you to become a member and join us for the Spring 2015 Season! Rehearsals are held each Monday evening, January through April, beginning Monday, January 5, 2015. Rehearsal begins promptly at 7:30. Please arrive between 7:10 and 7:25 for registration. Rehearsals are in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC. This spring, we will be singing Maurice Durufle’s Requiem and Howard Hanson’s Song of Democracy. For additional information, please call 336-854-5444 or send an email to gosingers@yahoo.com. We look forward to singing with you!

Messiah rehearsal begins on November 10

Rehearsals will begin in one week, on Monday, November 10, 2014 for the 61st annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone there, ready to sing!

Registration begins at  7 p.m. and rehearsal begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist, 2600 Pisgah Church, Greensboro. Additional rehearsal dates are on Mondays November 17 and 24, and December 1 and 8.

Registration forms will be required only  for new singers and for singers whose contact information has changed. This invitation is open to all interested adult singers without audition. Auditions are required for singers younger than 18 years of age.
The registration fee is $25. Scores will be available for purchase for $10.
Checks and cash only, please.  No credit cards.

Singers must register no later than the second practice.
Attendance at the dress rehearsal on December 16 is mandatory!
Performance is December 18 at 7 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre.
Come sing with us! Unable to sing? Then please consider a tax deductible
contribution.  Mail to  P.O. Box 4104, Greensboro, NC 27404-4104
For additional information, go to: www.oratoriogso.org
Questions? Please call 706-1149 or email gosingers@yahoo.com.

See you one week from today!

Donna Royster
Messiah Committee Chair

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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Announcing the 2014 spring season —

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers invite you to become a member and join us for the Spring 2014 Season! Rehearsals are held each Monday evening January through April beginning Monday, January 6, 2014, promptly at 7:30. Please arrive between 7:10 and 7:25 for registration. Rehearsals are in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, NC. We will be singing Randall Thompson’s The Peaceable Kingdom and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Regina Coeli. For additional information, please call 336-854-5444 or send an email to gosingers@yahoo.com. We look forward to singing with you!