Dress Rehearsal for Spring Festiva 2019 Concert

Great rehearsal yesterday, above are a few photos taken by former webmaster Dan Koenig along with a video. We’re looking forward to seeing you all at our concert at 4:00 pm today in the First Presbyterian Church, if you have any questions or concerns please email Nickie Murphy at nickie@greenwoodmuseum.org or call 205-317-5347. (Media for this production has recently been added click here to view)

Chorale Board Member Meeting

Dear Board Members,
Thank you all for your willingness to serve on the Greenwood Festival Chorale board for 2019.  I would like to have a board meeting next Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 at the church.  We need to approve a budget for 2019 and the Festival of Flowers concert along with a brief orientation. See you next Tuesday!
(For a list of current Board Members click here)

Chuck Gaines’ Memorial Service

The memorial service for Chuck Gaines will be on Saturday, February 2, at 2:00 pm, at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Clinton.  At last night’s rehearsal, it was suggested that we get carpools together to go.  If you would like to participate in a carpool, please let me know – also, please indicate if you are willing to drive. 

We can meet in the parking lot of First Presbyterian Church in Greenwood.  It takes 35-45 minutes to get to Broad Street UMC from FPC, so we should plan to meet at First Presbyterian at 12:45 and leave by 1:00.

I would like to take a few of our Christmas programs to give to the family since that concert was dedicated to Chuck’s memory and a 2-page spread was included.  I have one program.  If any of you has an extra program or two that you’re willing to donate, please let me know. 
My email is: famurphy01@aol.com

Thank you,
Nickie Murphy

Good Morning Singers!

We had a great first rehearsal last Tuesday! The Randall Thompson Testament of Freedom  and the Howard Hansen Song of Democracy are going to be special offerings for our audience on March 24 concert. If you didn’t make last week’s rehearsal, please come tonight at 7:00 – better yet, invite a friend!  So far, Rodney Cleveland gets the award for the most recruits! 

A couple of reminders:
1. If any of your contact information has changed (email, phone, address, etc.), please see Carole Austin to update your information.
2. Membership dues are due in January for “veteran singers” (I refuse to say “Old!”) and new singers.  Dues are $30 per person or $50 per couple for a year.  EXCEPTION:  Those singers who joined for the first time for the Christmas 2018 concert do not owe dues until January, 2020.
3. The March 24 concert is at 4:00 at First Presbyterian Church.  This is part of the church’s FESTIVA Arts Series, and we give this concert with no admission charge in appreciation for use of the church for rehearsal and music library space. 

Looking forward to seeing you tonight!

Saturdays Dress Rehearsal

Palmetto Girls along with the Festival Orchestra are preparing for the upcoming Christmas Collage, Monday night December 10 at 7:30pm inside the First Presbyterian Church. The concert will be featuring the Greenwood Festival Chorale with Steve Skinner as Artistic Director and Conductor, Greenwood High School Eagle Singers with Gina Jolly as Director, and Palmetto Girls Sing! with Amy Fennell as Director. The featured presentation is John Rutter’s Gloria, for mixed voices of the chorale, organ, and orchestra. Other Christmas music will include: Do You Hear What I Hear by Noel Regney and Glorida Shayne, Night of Silence by Dan Kantor, A La Nanita Nana (in espanol) by Christopher Azzara, A Merry Christmas Song by Maurice Goldman, and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. Tickets for sale, $15 at the door or from other Chorale members.