Greenville Choral Society gears up for 49th year


The Greenville Choral Society’s Youth Chorale, Children’s Chorus and Bella Voce ensemble performat The Memorial Baptist Church in 2014. The choral society is holding auditions for new members.


The Daily Reflector

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Greenville Choral Society is tuning up up for its 49th year.

The Greenville Choral Society comprises three major performance groups: Children’s chorus, youth chorale and adult concert choir. The organization endeavors to provide education and performance opportunities for children and adults, to study and prepare complex works of music.

Organizers said that the society’s performances enhance life experiences, uplift the community and enrich the next generation of music lovers. They are reaching out once again to the people of eastern North Carolina to join them.

Area children and teens come together to rehearse every Monday at Memorial Baptist Church on Greenville Boulevard, while the concert choir rehearses each Tuesday evening at Peace Presbyterian Church, located off of Old Tar Road.

Greenville Choral Society’s performers come from dozens of communities and surrounding counties in eastern North Carolina.

The adult concert choir is preparing a new work by Dan Forrest, “LUX: The Dawn from on High.” The Christmas concert is scheduled for Dec. 15 and will include music productions from all three groups.

Auditions for the concert choir are from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 and from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 26. Auditions for youth and children is from 2:30-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 and from 5:30- 7 p.m. on Sept. 10. All auditions will be held at Memorial Baptist Church.

The organization is preparing now for its 50th year celebration in 2019. A work is being commissioned for the concert choir and a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will commemorate the first concert held in 1969.

Membership is open to all who love to sing. For more information, visit greenvillechoral.society.com or search “Greenville Choral Society” on Facebook.