GREATER NEW HAVEN COMMUNITY CHORUS INC

Rating: 4.65 stars   93 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: PO Box 351 New Haven CT 06502 USA

Mission: The Greater New Haven Community Chorus contributes to the personal and cultural enrichment of the community, through the rehearsal and performance of outstanding choral music. Founded in 1963 as a non-profit organization we: • achieve the highest standard of choral music by a non-auditioned chorus open to everyone • educate chorus members and audiences alike • embrace the diversity of the community • donate tickets and special performances to area non-profit organizations
Results: During the past year, GNHCC successfully: 1. Searched for, hired, and transitioned to a new Artistic Director, replacing the departing Artistic Director after his successful seven-year tenure. 2. Updated website with new design; transitioned to new Internet provider and began transitioning to a new, state-of-the art database management system. 3. Began soliciting grant monies for the commissioning of major choral works to celebrate the chorus’ 50th Anniversary season. As of the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2012-2013, GNHCC has been awarded grants totaling $3500 from Choral Arts New England and from The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. 4. Developed a detailed 16-page “Singers’ Guide” outlining the function, procedures and culture of GNHCC.
Target demographics: residents ages 16 and above from all nationalities. We are an open and welcoming organization.
Geographic areas served: Greater New Haven area includes New Haven and over 20 surrounding communities.
Programs: Part of GNHCC’s commitment toward enriching and educating the cultural community is its sponsorship of a Choral Conducting Assistant Scholarship. This scholarship program, now in its third full season, offers student conductors an opportunity to develop their skills through the real-world experience of working with a large, non-auditioned, volunteer chorus like GNHCC for a full concert season. He or she participates in all aspects of musical direction, is afforded extraordinary access to podium time, and benefits from the Artistic Director’s ongoing mentorship throughout the year. In addition to the practical aspects of leading the chorus in rehearsals and performances, the scholarship student receives direct guidance in rehearsal preparation, musical analysis, score study techniques, and the gestural language of conducting.
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203-303-4642
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Rating: 4 stars  

My wife has been in this chorus for a few years and has been enjoying herself very much. She comes home singing all sorts of things during the week. She is having a great time.

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I attend all the concerts since my wife has been a part of this group. Some of the music can be very soothing, and I admit I have nodded off a few times. I don't think I have missed too much, though.

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Have them sing more familiar music.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I first joined it was really hard to learn the music, but it has helped me in sight reading and singing skills, and I feel much more comfortable now!

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I have become more comfortable singing classical music. I am now listening to music I might never have in the past!

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Make the dues higher and have less fund raising efforts.

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Rating: 3 stars  

My mother is in the chorus and she seems to really like being a part of it. It is causing her to listen to different types of music then her usual stuff.

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They are better singers then I expected, and some of their songs are good.

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Maybe make the concerts shorter, and not have an organ as the accompaniment. Piano is better!

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have really enjoyed singing with this group over the past year. A great group of people who share my love of music!

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To see the joy on the faces of the audience is very rewarding!

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can't think of anything

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Rating: 3 stars  

I have sung with this chorus for a couple of years- really enjoy the group.

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It has improved my sight reading skills.

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no changes

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Rating: 4 stars  

They are a terrific group. I am looking forward to their Spring Concert because the music is by living female composers. The music choices are usually very interesting so I highly recommend the concert and the group!

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Their kindness, generosity and friendship.

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I would market the concerts more online (example: submit concert info to Robbin's List).

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful group doing wonderful stuff! Keep up the good work!

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Listening to nice music performed by talented community members

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I wouldn't change a thing

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Rating: 4 stars  

Find harmony in community, and Make a Joyful Noise!

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A woderful Women's Chorus!

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Keep singing!

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Rating: 3 stars  

What a class act! I really enjoy the enthusiasm which this group displays in their singing.

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New haven

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Nothing

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Rating: 4 stars  

The chorus does a wonderful job providing a quality product for the arts community. I hope they are able to continue their outreach to this area.

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same as above

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I'm not sure at the moment.

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