News — Messiah rehearsals announced and a special note

Rehearsals for this year’s 65th and final annual performance of the Messiah will begin this coming Monday, October 22, and continue on Mondays October 29 and November 5, 12, and 19. We will 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 is no registration fee and scores will be available, if you don’t already have one. We will be decorating the stage with poinsettias this year. They will be available for purchase for $10 each, and can be taken for personal use by the purchaser after the performance.

The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Monday, November 26, and the performance will be on Tuesday, November 27, 7:00 pm at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Greensboro. As additional information is available, it will be distributed by email, on our Facebook page, and on this website (www.oratoriogso.org).

If your snail mail address, email address, phone number, or other contact information has changed since last year, please send an email to gosingers@yahoo.com  and let me know.

Attention to any singer who lives in the Lindley Park area: please let me know by sending an email to gosingers@yahoo.com if you would be willing and able to offer a ride to another singer.

And a special note — thanks to all of you for all of your support over the past 65 years. After 65 years of taking music to the community, the time to end has come. The Messiah performance on November 27 will be our last concert; the group will disband after that. Again, thank you for supporting us over the years.

Come sing with us!

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!

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. Registration will begin at 7:00 pm and rehearsal will begin promptly at 7:30 pm. The dress rehearsal is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, and the performance will be on Thursday, December 3, 7:00 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). Come sing with us!

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!

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!

Thanks! and the Memorial Day Program

Here at the end of the 2011-2012 GOS season, it is time to say THANKS! to everyone who came to Peace United Church of Christ Monday night, May 7, for food, fellowship, and a silent auction with a little live auctioneering thrown in for good measure. We had fun and raised some money to support our group’s operations. Thank you to everyone who has supported our group this year, in whatever way — by singing, by donating time and/or money, and by showing up for rehearsals and performances. It takes all of us working together to make this thing work!

This is also an invitation to the last scheduled event for our group until September. On Sunday, May 27 at 2:00pm at Forest Lawn Cemetery, there will be a Memorial Day program sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 53 that honors those local members of the military who gave their lives for our country this past year. GOS members are invited to come sing familiar patriotic songs such as “America the Beautiful” and “God Bless America.” 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 available, please be at Forest Lawn Cemetery by 1:30pm. Thanks in advance to everyone who comes!

Have a great summer! We will begin again in the fall on Monday, September 10 at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church.

Spring 2012 concert schedule

The Greensboro Oratorio Singers presenting

and Requiem Maurice Durufle’s   

John Rutter’s Psalmfest

  Sunday April 22, 2012  – 4:00 pm

Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 310 S. Tremont Drive

Sunday April 29, 2012  – 7:00 pm

Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue

Sunday May 6, 2012  – 4:00 pm

Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W. Market Street

Admission is free; donations are accepted.

 

Need tenors and basses

Rehearsals for our spring season have already begun, but we still have room for additional singers, especially tenors and basses. Our rehearsals are from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue. All interested singers are invited and there are no auditions. We will be practicing every Monday evening through April. The registration fee is $25 and there will be an additional charge for the music. This spring we are singing John Rutter’s Psalmfest and Maurice Durufle’s Requiem. COME SING WITH US!

Come sing! Spring season rehearsals begin January 9

Rehearsals for our spring season will begin on Monday, January 9, 2012, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm in the choir room at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue. All interested singers are invited and there are no auditions. We will practice every Monday evening beginning January 9 and continuing through April. The registration fee is $25 and there will be an additional charge for the music. We will be singing John Rutter’s Psalmfest and Maurice Durufle’s Requiem. We will perform these works in concert at the following locations and time:

Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 4:00pm, Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 310 Tremont Drive, Greensboro

Sunday April 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm, Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 W. Friendly Avenue, Greensboro

Sunday May 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm, Peace United Church of Christ, 2714 W. Market Street, Greensboro

Come sing with us!