News - Greenville Choral Union prepares for production of Handel's Messiah

Greenville Choral Union prepares for production of Handel's Messiah

by Sarah Thomack Greenville Choral Union prepares for production of Handel's Messiah

The Greenville Choral Union begins preparation for its 91st annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah. Vocal rehearsals begin Monday, September 20.

"One of the longest standing traditions at GU is our annual performance of Handel’s Messiah that ushers in the Christmas season,” says Don Frazure, director of Greenville University choral activities. “If you have ever sung Messiah or have wanted to be a part of this grand tradition, you are invited to come join the Choral Union.”

In addition to the Christmas portion of Messiah, the choral union will also perform Vivaldi’s Gloria.

Singers (high school age and older) at any level of musical experience from the community are invited to be a part of this Christmas tradition. Socially distanced rehearsals will be held at 7 pm beginning Monday, September 20, at the Whitlock Music Center on the Greenville University campus located at the corner of College Avenue and Elm Street.

Singers unable to make the first rehearsal are still welcome to join. Music and rehearsal recordings will be provided to assist in preparation at home. 

With COVID-19 safety precautions in mind, last year’s performance moved online. The choral union hopes to host guests in-person this year for the annual performance of Handel’s Messiah at 4 pm on Sunday, December 5. 

For more information, contact Don Frazure at [email protected] 


Greenville Choral Union Calendar – Fall 2021

Choral Union 91st Anniversary Messiah Concert

September

9/20 – First Rehearsal 7 – 8:30 pm

9/27 – Rehearsal – 7 – 8:30 pm

 

October

10/4 – Rehearsal – 7 – 8:30 pm

10/11 – Rehearsal  – 7 – 8:30 pm

10/18 – Rehearsal  – 7 – 8:30 pm

10/25 Rehearsal  – 7 – 8:30 pm

 

November

11/1 - Rehearsal – 7 – 8:30 pm

11/8 - Rehearsal – 7 – 8:30 pm

11/15 - Rehearsal – 7 – 8:30 pm

11/22 - NO Rehearsal – Thanksgiving Break

 

Performance Week

11/30 – TUESDAY Rehearsal – 7 – 10pm

12/2 – THURSDAY Rehearsal with Orchestra – 7 – 10pm

12/4 – SATURDAY dress rehearsal with orchestra – 2 – 5pm

12/5 – SUNDAY Choral Union 91st Anniversary MESSIAH Concert 4pm (call time 2pm)

This story was published on September 16, 2021