26 members of GCS sang Dan Forrest's "Jubilate Deo" with a 250 member chorus at Carnegie Hall in April 2018. What an extraordinary experience and wonderful event.
The Greenville Chamber Singers (GCS), an auditioned women's ensemble formed in 1996, share an exuberant love for choral music and a strong commitment to ongoing growth as performers. We perform a wide variety of music including sacred, Broadway, gospel, and Gershwin!
We are privileged to have had two pieces commissioned for us. The first was by composer Carolyn Hamlin - "A Merry Heart" with text adapted from Proverbs 17:22.
The second was by Dr. Anthony Bernarducci of Clemson University – ‘She” with text based on a poem by Langston Hughes.
Members' previous experiences include high school and college choruses, church choirs, and other community musical groups. The Greenville Chamber Singers is a 501 (c)(3) organization and is a musically versatile ensemble that focuses on community service.
Members are not required to sell tickets, since most performances are free!!
There is a music fee of $100 per year or $50 per season - - fall/winter season and spring season.
The Greenville Chamber Singers is excited to announce our new director: Lisa Dillard
Lisa was the interim conductor of GCS in 2014. She has been the Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Greer for over 20 years, where she conducts handbell, instrumental and choral ensembles and plays the organ and piano. She has performed throughout the Carolinas as a collaborative pianist with ensembles including SCACDA All-State choirs, the Montreat conference for Music and Worship, Foothills Chorale and Dorman High School choirs. She is a member of MTNA, AGO and PAM. Ms. Dillard graduated summa cum laude with her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in piano performance from Converse College where she studied with Douglas Weeks and Frank Ioga and was awarded the Distinction in Performance award. Upon graduation she founded the Fine Arts Day Camp and joined the piano faculty of Lawson Academy. In addition to conducting, Ms. Dillard enjoys many facets of music making, including teaching flute and piano, performing solo and duo-piano concerts and adjudicating. .
We thank Glenda Snead for stepping in for the fall season in 2022 as our interim director. What a gift it is to have her as a member!
Glenda has sung with the Greenville Chamber Singers for seven years & this season will begin her eighth year! Thank you, Glenda.
Angels From the Realms of Glory - Arr. Dan Forrest - Christmas Concert 2019
Rehearsal for "Jubilate Deo" - April, 2018
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