Artistic Greensboro opens registration for music ensemble – Greensboro 101
CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Meredith Gornto
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-2547
Creative Greensboro opens registration for musical ensemble
GREENSBORO, NC (August 9, 2021) – Creative Greensboro, the city’s arts and culture agency, invites interested musicians to sign up for its music ensemble’s fall semester program. Individuals of high school age and older with instrumental or vocal experience are encouraged to join one or more of these voluntary musical ensembles.
The ensembles serve as creative ambassadors for the community and perform in a variety of city-sponsored concerts throughout the year. Rehearsals for each ensemble begin in early September and the registration deadlines vary depending on the group.
* The Choral Society of Greensboro welcomes singers of all abilities to learn and perform a repertoire ranging from symphonic choral works to traditional and contemporary choral literature under the direction of Jon Brotherton. The ensemble will rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from September 7th. Singers should register by September 28 for the autumn concert and by November 9 for the annual “Messiah” concert.
* The Greensboro Big Band invites musicians with intermediate to advanced experience in jazz swing style to participate under the direction of Matt Reid. The ensemble will rehearse from September 7th on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., interested musicians should register by October 15.
* The Greensboro Concert Band welcomes individuals with prior band experience under the direction of Kiyoshi Carter. The ensemble will rehearse on Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from September 13, the musicians should register by October 15.
* The Philharmonia of Greensboro invites musicians with orchestral experience to participate under the direction of Peter Perret. The ensemble will rehearse from September 1st on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and the musicians should register by October 15th.
“Our music ensembles have a collective membership of more than 300 volunteer musicians from around the area, but there’s still room for you!” Said Ryan Deal, city’s chief creative economy officer and director of Creative Greensboro. “If you’re wondering if this opportunity is right for you, the answer is yes! While we are still carefully monitoring and controlling the Covid-19 precautions, we also acknowledge the vital service and opportunity these community ensembles provide when members join to make music together and routinely as part of the free concert program of the City to perform.
Interested members should plan to register and deposit the $ 25 entry fee before the published deadline; Appropriate fee assistance is possible. Creative Greensboro encourages all attendees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. The ensembles will operate according to the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the City of Greensboro, which currently include the requirement that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in the interior of the Greensboro Cultural Center. Participants who play wind and brass instruments are asked to wear a modified face covering, as well as a bell cover for their instrument.
Visit www.creativegreensboro.comwww.creativegreensboro.com> or contact Meredith Gornto at 336-373-2547 or [email protected]: [email protected]> for more information.
Founded in 2019, Creative Greensboro provides support, access to, and awareness of the Greensboro creative community. Creative Greensboro supports the development of a vibrant city through a range of programs, services and partnerships. To learn more about Creative Greensboro, visit www.creativegreensboro.com>
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