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January 30, 2011

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January 30, 2011

Every year, at around Christmas time, I go to as many concerts as time allows. This year, I was fortunate to attend a very special concert by the Greater New Haven Community Chorus in New Haven. The quality of the concert was outstanding and hope to go to many more.

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The excellent quality of their performance.

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January 30, 2011

GNHCC opens its arms to all singers and offers them high-quality group training and performance opportunities. No auditions, but high standards for learning and practicing. The group represents a wide swath of area citizens, with a mixture of ages, backgrounds, races, and more.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving my singing, learning about music theory, meeting new people, and building community.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

tone down the time devoted to additional smaller performances and focus more on the music, the people, and the large fall and spring concerts.

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January 30, 2011

I've been a member of other Choirs and Choral Societies and it was a holiday treat to attend the GNHCC presentation of Vivaldi's Gloria, excerpts from Handel's Messiah and other Christmas favorites. The venue was particularly effective for this type of music. Parking was convenient, the building was accessible and eateries abound. The quality of the program was superb, including the blending of voices, the soloists and the orchestra. The conductors knew their stuff and gave us a great start to the Holiday season in a very traditional, "British" setting.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

It brought together a diverse group of people, both in the Chorus and in the audience.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would see to more advertising, although it was SRO.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

How did you learn about this organization?

Friend

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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January 30, 2011

I have always been involved in the arts and especially love choral singing. I was looking for a new and more challenging experience, so I went in search of choral ensembles with a varied repertoire. I found the GNHCC on line and after reading about their mission to the community, reading past concert programs and viewing photos, I decided to attend a rehearsal. The full, rich sound of the chorus was breathtaking and the members were warm and welcoming. The choral director, Chris Cloudus, provides direction that gives us a deep understanding of the music, technically as well as emotionally.Our organization is multidimensional and has many opportunities for its members to provide cultural experiences, education and social support to our community.

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I have participated in workshops that expanded my understanding of the gospel style of music. I participated in many community outreach events that have helped to expand community understanding of various genres of music.

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I believe that the GNHCC is ever, developing, expanding and changing to meet the needs of its members and the community at large.

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January 30, 2011

The GNHCC was a wonderful find for me. I wanted to sing, but not audition, as I haven't been in a chorus for decades. So many members welcomed me very warmly!

I was somewhat intimidated at the thought of singing Vivaldi's Gloria and parts of Handel's Messiah, as I don't read music and it
all seemed quite difficult. However, the director, Chris Clowdus really goes out of his way to help us learn many of the basics of reading music while we're rehearsing.

I was delighted at what I learned, as well as being able to perform this beautiful music not only for the paying public, but for other groups as a community service to spread some holiday cheer. It was a very proud moment having family and friends attend the public concert, and I can happily report that they all enjoyed it very much. The GNHCC is an amazing organization!

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Learning to sing great music, making the acquaintance of a great group of people, and giving back to the community with free concerts.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get it more grants so we could provide more community service.

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January 30, 2011

The GNHCC is a great chorus that united the amateur singers together, and enjoy the music together. It is fatastic chorus, I joined last semester, and enjoy being a member very much.

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yes

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it is great

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January 30, 2011

I have been involved with the Greater New Haven Community Chorus since 1983 when the artistic director was Ron Konetchy. While not a professional singer, nor do I have any musical training, throughout the years, the GNCC has taught me a lot about music in general; how to sing; and has helped me realize the dream of singing for my community. the most outstanding aspect of the chorus is how it "builds community one note at a time." We live to that motto. People come in from all walks of life; once per week we get together, we meet and learn about each other, and we make beautiful music togehter. It is three hours of beautiful choral sound. Another wonderful aspect of the GNHCC is its community outreach. The Chorus reaches out to community organizations, the elderly, the schools and colleges, and identifies venues where we bring our music for all to enjoy at no cost. We provide opportunities for youth and students to sing with us and to grow musically. The Greater New Haven Community is better off as result of the Greater New Haven Community Chorus.....We love to sing and bring people together!

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I have personally grown in my knowledge of popular, classical, Broadway, Jazz, and operatic music as a result of my involvement with the Greater New Haven Community Chorus. I have become a better person; I have grown in spirit; and I have learned that I belong to a wonderful community that makes a wonderful sound together.

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There are no changes needed for this organization at this time....the Greater New Haven Community Chorus is fine as it is!!!!!

January 29, 2011

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January 29, 2011

I joined the Greater New Haven Community Chorus and year and a half ago and quickly became an active member of the group because I strongly believe that it is a wonderful organization, and one that is crucial to the vitality of the Greater New Haven area.

One of the best things about the
group is that is a friendly, welcoming group. From the minute I walked through the doors I felt like I was an important part of something. I've been in many choirs, and left them after a year because I didn't feel welcome and didn't know anyone's name. But after one year in GNHCC and I was part of the technology committee, a soloist, and knew everyone around me. This is a true testament to the wonderful leadership here at GNHCC.

This choir allows anyone to be a part of it, regardless of singing and music experience, which creates a rich and diverse brand of people. And it's an organization that gives back, with free concerts and a burgeoning community outreach program that is always looking for new ways to be involved. The choir has performed at nursing homes, charity events, and local schools, in within three concert seasons.

I'm so happy to be involved with the choir. I foresee many, many years with the GNHCC>

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

singing in many benefit concerts, listening to reactions of people who attending, working with a dedicated and caring group of people.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase our community outreach programs, as well as receive more funding to expand our outreach basis. I want to public to be more aware of who we are and what we're trying to accomplish.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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This chorus has a new pulse under the Artistic Direction of Christopher Clowdus. The chorus members come from all walks of life and the entire age spectrum. Yet under the baton of Maestro Clowdus they consistently deliver wonderful concert experiences.

Their recent focus on Community
Outreach has given them a wonderful new showcase for their musical skills.

I truly believe that the Greater New Haven Community Chorus is one of the best kept secrets in the city!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

concerts for several years.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find them more sponsors and funding to allow them to expand their outreach.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

all volunteer, non-audition, meaning people come for their love of music.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Greater New Haven Community Chorus (GNHCC) is a non-auditioned, non-professional, volunteer chorus currently entering its 48th year as part of the cultural fabric of New Haven, Connecticut and surrounding towns. In this chorus, singers of any ability can experience the joy of choral singing. GNHCC achieves the highest possible level of performance from a non-auditioned chorus while offering an opportunity which is rarely afforded to adults in contemporary American society. Engaging and instructive rehearsals allow singers with little or no previous musical training to learn and to grow as musicians while the chorus prepares at least two major concerts each year. Drawing voices from the many towns across the region, the chorus, which currently numbers about 120 voices, embraces the diversity of the community in every sense – age, ethnicity, economic status and musical proficiency.





Living into its mission to contribute to the personal and cultural enrichment of the community, Greater New Haven Community Chorus has developed its own Choral Conducting Assistant Scholarship program, through which an aspiring area university undergraduate student gains rare podium time as a conductor while being mentored by GNHCC's extraordinarily talented Artistic Director. Reaching out to the community beyond its regular concert season, the chorus also performs free concerts and partners with individuals, organizations and schools to offer workshops and benefit concerts.





Greater New Haven Community Chorus is a remarkable treasure because it engages both its audiences and its singers in a way which connects with 'real' people on a visceral level and which makes choral music fun and approachable by everyone.


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I personally experienced the results of this organization when it literally brought song back into my soul after the death of my mother. At that point, I needed to reconnect with the one thing that thought could bring joy back into my life--singing. But, I would never have been able to do so without the no-risk, non-judgmental, non-auditioned avenue that Greater New Haven Community Chorus offered me.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to increase awareness, appreciation and support for the Greater New Haven Community Chorus and, in turn, increase donor support. This would allow GHNCC to expand the number and scope of performances and community events thus enriching people's lives and bringing joy to their souls through choral music.

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