Thank you for your interest in auditioning to sing with the GMChorale. We are a friendly group that aspires to the highest artistic standards. We work hard … and have fun doing it! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to read what GMChorale singers have to say about their membership experience.
New singers interested in joining the GMChorale for “A Virtual Season of Choral Enrichment,” our 2020-2021 season, may participate in rehearsals on the evenings of Tuesday, September 22 and/or Tuesday, September 29, 2020 to get a feeling for how virtual rehearsals will work. NOTE: Registration is required to attend these rehearsals – details below.
Featured music will be: Bach’s Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden and Dona Nobis Pacem from his Mass in B minor; Schubert’s Mass in G Major, Mozart’s – Laudate Dominum and Sancta Maria, mater Dei – KV 273.
After September 29, a tuition payment of $130 for the fall season, or $240 for the entire year will be due. (Please feel free to ask about paying in monthly installments or about the possibility of a scholarship if you need it.)
For this unusual year, tuition covers fall rehearsals through November 17, A three-part Speaker Series in January (Jan.12, 19 and 26, 2021), and 13 winter and spring rehearsals (Feb. 9 – May 4, 2021) which will prepare singers for a live concert once we are able to perform again.
Because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the Chorale will not hold auditions for singers this season. As noted above, interested singers are welcomed for one or two rehearsals before committing to join the Chorale. For further information, please email or call new member coordinator, Margie Livengood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-633-6198. After you schedule an interview, you will receive the password for the first Zoom rehearsal session.
At this time the Chorale has set aside certain dates for possible concerts; however, until there is more clarity from the CDC and from the Governor of Connecticut, no arrangements for holding in-person rehearsals or concert events have been made. An extensive “COVID Situation Rehearsal Policies” document will be available for your perusal elsewhere on this website.
What do members of the GMChorale have to say about the ensemble?
We asked members of the GMChorale to say what singing in the ensemble means to them. Here are just a few of the responses:
I have learned a lot and expanded my repertoire I love making music with friends.
I love the Chorale – love the people, love the music! I love the director, love the accompanist.
It’s amazing how I have learned to appreciate choral music more each year I have sung with the GMChorale.
Being involved with a fabulous conductor and a wonderful group of singers makes me feel alive and appreciated.
As a new member, in the GMC and in the area, I have found a community. GMC has revived my passion for singing.
The Chorale performs challenging and beautiful music. I love it. Rehearsals with Joe are so much fun, and socially I love the group.
It is a real treat to sing under Joe’s leadership, surrounded by serious musicians who really appreciate his insistence on proper technique and attention to details. Constant learning.
Every Tuesday is a joy, learning music and getting together with old and new friends.
Every session I learn something. It’s like creation is still happening. What a gift!
The best night of the week. Joy, challenge, growth, passion, fun, camaraderie, music! I am inspired and grateful at every rehearsal, so glad to be giving myself this gift!
High quality repertoire, great conducting, good friends, chances to sing with orchestra, good performance venues!