Three Days To Go!

We're just three days away from our Fall Concert with Orchestra.

To get you in the mood for music, we've shared some photos from our final Wednesday night rehearsal on our Facebook page. Enjoy!

Have you bought tickets for the concert yet? You can get them online through Sunday morning, or at the door.

2015–2016 Rehearsals Have Begun

St. George's Choral Society's first rehearsal of the 2015–2016 season. Photo by Richard Karman.

St. George's Choral Society's first rehearsal of the 2015–2016 season. Photo by Richard Karman.

Although September 9 was a warm, muggy day, the early evening found an enthusiastic group of choristers gathering at St. George’s Chapel for the first rehearsal of the 2015–2016 season.  Memories of chilly rehearsals in the dead of winter gave way to an appreciation of the Chapel’s air conditioning. Those who had not already done so online renewed their memberships and collected the scores for the fall. To help put names and faces together, Vice President Loraine Obler passed out name tags and began work on a member directory.

The rehearsal of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" began promptly with Artistic Director Matthew Lewis directing and Jim Bassi accompanying on the piano.

It’s not too late to sing with us! Contact stgeorgeschoralsociety@yahoo.com to schedule an audition on September 16 between 6:00 and 6:50 PM.

The schedule for the upcoming year looks to be challenging and exciting:

Fall Concert with Orchestra

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3 PM
Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Avenue at 35th St

Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music (Chamber Singers)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, "Lobgesang"

Lincoln Center Performances with the Paul Taylor Dance Company

March 16, 18, 30, and April 2
David H. Koch Theater, 20 Lincoln Center Plaza

Our semi-professional choir, by audition and invitation, appears again this season in performances of Poulenc's Gloria with the Orchestra of St. Luke's at the Koch Theater.

Sacré et Profane - Choral Masterworks from France
Spring Concert with Organ

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 3 PM
Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Avenue at 35th St

Fauré: Pavane
Poulenc: Chansons Francaises
Langlais: Messe solennelle
And works by Le Jeune, Janequin, and Saint-Saëns

Summer Choral Festival

Saturday, June 18, 7:00 PM
Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Avenue at 35th St

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem
Featuring Brahms' arrangement of the work for chorus and piano, four hands

Audition and Rehearsal Update

A 2013 Summer Festival rehearsal held at the Church of the Incarnation. Photo credit: Pat Rasile.

A 2013 Summer Festival rehearsal held at the Church of the Incarnation. Photo credit: Pat Rasile.

Looking to sing in a chorus in New York City? Look no further.

We will audition singers on September 9 and 16 from 6:00–6:50 PM. To schedule your low-pressure audition, contact Artistic Director Matthew Lewis, stgeorgeschoralsociety@yahoo.com.

This fall, we will hold rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:00–9:30 PM at St. George's Chapel, 5 Rutherford Place, one block east of Third Avenue between 16th and 17th Streets.

Rehearsals for the spring concert will be held in a warmer spot. We will meet on Wednesdays from 7:30–9:40 PM at Church of the Incarnation, 209 Madison Ave at 35th Street.

We hope you can join us!