GC Choral Ensembles Welcomes All Singers

University Chorus Fall 2021

GC Choral Ensembles Welcomes All Singers

Please see below to find out more information about our choral ensembles and this year's schedule. Students may register for the unauditioned ensembles; if you wish to audition for an ensemble, see below for details. Faculty and staff should email Dr. Flory or Dr. Gorzelany-Mostak if they would like to participate. Either way, if you have any questions, please email me at jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu.

Below are our plans at the moment; however, the situation is fluid and subject to change. As many of you are probably aware, the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on music and the performing arts. In order to mitigate risk, there may be additional changes to operations of the GC Choral Ensembles. For now, all rehearsals will take place at First Baptist Church in Milledgeville, within walking distance of main campus, at 330 South Liberty Street. Some classes will take place in Porter 304, such as the first week of classes.

Spring 2022 Concerts

Valentine’s Day Rendezvous
(Love is in the air in this evening of romantic favorites)
Max Noah Singers
Saturday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Magnolia Ballroom

Raising Her Voice: An Evening of Music by Women Composers
Max Noah Singers and Women’s Ensemble
Saturday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.
Magnolia Ballroom

Terry Endowed Concert Series
Ralph Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music (UC, MNS, and orchestra)
Felix Mendelssohn (WE and orchestra)
Friday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.
Russell Auditorium

Music at the Mansion
(Women's Ensemble, possibly Max Noah Singers)
Saturday, April 23, 6 p.m.
Lawn of Old Governor’s Mansion

University Chorus (UC) is a non-auditioned choral ensemble focusing on the study and performance of music of all periods and styles. This ensemble is open to all members of the university community. Students who enjoy singing are encouraged to join regardless of major or music-reading skills. In the past, UC has performed a number of choral masterworks with instrumental ensembles and professional vocal soloists, including Orff’s Carmina Burana and Vivaldi's Gloria. UC also performs contemporary choral favorites such as Aaron Copland’s “The Promise of Living,” Emma Lou Diemer’s “Three Madrigals,” and Eric Whitacre’s “Sleep.” UC rehearses twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. For more information, please contact Dr. Jennifer Flory at jennifer.flory@gcsu.edu.

Women's Ensemble (WE), open to all treble-voiced members of the university community, is a non-auditioned choral ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of music of all periods and styles. WE was reconstituted in 2006, and since then has performed a variety of works for treble voices, including Gustav Holst’s Hymns from the Rig Veda, Carol Barnett’s “Song of Perfect Propriety” and Amy Beach’s “Through the House Give Glimmering Light.” WE rehearses twice a week, Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3:15 p.m. If you have any questions about WE, feel free to email dana.gorzelany@gcsu.edu.

Max Noah Singers (MNS) is a choral ensemble dedicated to the study and performance of a variety of literature from madrigals and motets to modern. MNS is open by audition to all members of the university community. MNS has performed several commissioned premieres by such composers as Carrie Magin and David Hamilton. In addition to participating in the mostly classical concerts with University Chorus and Women’s Ensemble, MNS also presents concerts with popular solo and ensemble music in a themed atmosphere, such as Valentine’s Day Rendezvous. MNS also takes a performance, recruiting, and outreach tour most years; recent past destinations include Washington, D.C. and New York City. MNS also performed at Carnegie Hall in May 2018, and traveled to Hungary and Austria in May 2016. MNS is full for Spring 2022. If you are interested, please look for audition information in the fall.


Updated: 2022-01-05
Jennifer Flory
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