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Community chorus seeking singers

Greater New Haven Community Chorus, a non-auditioned, four part (SATB) chorus is currently seeking singers to join its choral group for the 2012 season, which begins on Thursday, Sept. 6. Prospective members are invited to attend two rehearsals as guests before committing to join the chorus. This provides an opportunity for interested singers to meet the chorus and Noah Blocker-Glynn, artistic director, and to see if GNHCC provides an appealing atmosphere. The fall enrollment period is Sept. 6-27. Prospective singers may visit any rehearsal during this period.

Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Center Church Parish House at 311 Temple Street, New Haven (located immediately behind the New Haven Public Library). Metered parking until 9 p.m. is available on Temple Street; free parking is available in the Yale University Parking Lot directly across from the Parish House as well as in the Christ Church Parish House parking lot (entrance on Wall Street).

GNHCC, in existence for almost 50 years, provides a very welcoming and supportive atmosphere. In addition to rehearsals and concerts, many gatherings are organized throughout the year to give members an opportunity to connect with each other on a social level.

GNHCC performs two major concerts each year — a Fall Concert in December, and a Spring Concert in early June. In addition, various community performances may be scheduled prior to the major concerts.

To fulfill the mission of achieving the highest possible standard of choral music performed by a non-auditioned chorus, singers must be able to attend and actively participate in weekly rehearsals. In addition, members are always encouraged to share their individual skills and talents with the various GNHCC committees.

Drawing its membership from throughout the greater New Haven area, GNHCC strives to embrace wide diversity and is committed to making quality choral music accessible for audiences and members alike. Our singers have very diverse backgrounds — ranging from those who are highly skilled to those who have never sung in a chorus before. Members will enjoy a comprehensive approach to rehearsing and performing choral music and will find rewards in each meeting, regardless of ability.

For more information on joining GNHCC, please visit www.gnhcc.org

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