Inventive Greensboro opens registration for music ensemble | music
GREENSBORO, NC (August 9, 2021) – Creative Greensboro, the city’s arts and culture agency, invites interested musicians to sign up for its music ensembles 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 at a variety of city-sponsored concerts throughout the year. Rehearsals for each ensemble start in early September and the registration deadlines vary depending on the group.
- the Greensboro Choir Association welcomes singers of all abilities to learn and perform under the direction of Jon Brotherton, a repertoire ranging from symphonic choral works to traditional and contemporary choral literature. The ensemble will rehearse Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from September 7th. Singers please contact us by September 28th for the autumn concert and from November 9th 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 please contact us by 15th October.
- the Concert band Greensboro welcomes individuals with band experience to participate, led by Kiyoshi Carter. The ensemble will rehearse from September 13th on Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., musicians should register by the latest 15th October.
- the Greensboro Philharmonic 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., musicians should register by the latest 15th October.
“Our music ensembles have a collective membership of more than 300 volunteer musicians from all over the region, but there is still room for you! If you are 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.
– Ryan Deal, the city’s chief creative economy officer and director of Creative Greensboro.
Interested members should plan to register before the published deadline and pay the $ 25 entry fee; 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 inside 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.com or contact Meredith Gornto at 336-373-2547 or [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 their website