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GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS
Building Community One Note at a Time
Noah Blocker-Glynn, Artistic Director
For Immediate Release:
Greater New Haven Community Chorus Invites New Members to Sing in its
Fiftieth Anniversary Spring 2014 Concert Season
New Haven, CT – December 23, 2013 – Greater New Haven Community Chorus, a non-auditioned, four part chorus is currently seeking choral singers to join the chorus for its 2014 Spring season. All voice parts are welcome with a particular need for tenors and basses. Rehearsals begin on Thursday, January 9, 2014 from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. and are held weekly at the First Presbyterian Church at 704 Whitney Avenue in New Haven. Prospective members are invited to attend three rehearsals as guests before committing to join. Attending the enrollment rehearsals provides an opportunity for interested singers to meet the chorus and Noah Blocker-Glynn, Artistic Director to see if GNHCC provides an appealing atmosphere. Open enrollment ends on January 23.
No audition is required to join the general chorus. A strong commitment to performance excellence is expected and there are opportunities for small ensemble work and solos by audition, including the auditioned GNHCC Chamber Choir. Participation each semester in a one day retreat is encouraged to help build choral skills and to provide an opportunity to socialize with other members of the chorus. Chorus members are also encouraged to share individual skills with the GNHCC to help fulfill its mission.
Additional information about location, parking, and registration fees, for the upcoming season can be found at www.gnhcc.org.
The Annual Spring Concert, to be held on May 31, 2014, will be the finale of a year-long celebration of the chorus’ 50th Anniversary and will feature a special commissioned work by notable composer Jake Runestad written specifically for Greater New Haven Community Chorus. In addition to the world premiere of the 50th anniversary commissioned work, the concert will include Rejoice in the Lamb by Benjamin Britten, as well as works by Gwyneth Walker, Moses Hogan, Gerald Finzi and Frank Ticheli.
Greater New Haven Community Chorus is a non-auditioned chorus of approximately 100 voices which draws its membership from throughout the greater New Haven area. GNHCC strives to embrace the wide diversity of the community and is committed to making quality music accessible and approachable for audiences and members alike. Greater New Haven Community Chorus was founded in 1963 as a venture in community singing and continues to perform with pride and distinction.
President, GNHCC Board of Directors