NGCC added two new concert venues this season, in Gainesville at First Presbyterian Church, and in Dawsonville at Grace Presbyterian Church.
On Saturday, November 9, 2013, NGCC joined the throngs of shoppers and visitors in the Fellowship Hall at Dahlonega Baptist Church. At 11:30 we sang through the Christmas portion of our program. Because of the venue, it was hard for us to hear ourselves and hard for the audience to hear us, but folks were doing their best to listen as they walked around and looked at all the wonderful crafts and Christmas gifts. It was a good experience for us to sing in public for the first time this season.
The NORTH GEORGIA CHILDREN’S CHORUS will present REJOICE!, a program of fall and Christmas music. Following an appearance at Dahlonega Baptist Church on November 9, the chorus will perform on Friday, Nov. 15 at Gloria Shott Auditorium on the Dahlonega campus of UNG at 7:00 p.m., and again in Gainesville at First Presbyterian Church, 800 South Enota Drive, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17. The final performance will take place in Dawsonville at Grace Presbyterian Church at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 24.
The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Giovanni Pergolesi, and Aaron Copland. The Christmas portion of the concert will feature music from Italy, France, Latin America, Germany, Rumania, and the USA.
NGCC will also perform during Old Fashioned Christmas on Friday evening, December 6 at 5:00 p.m.
The North Georgia Children’s Chorus was founded in the fall of 2007 by Ruth Purcell and Janey Chapman, who continue as the group’s directors. Hannah Chapman is the accompanist. This concert also features Caitlin Singleton, a UNG student, playing flute along with Ms. Chapman on two pieces. The singers come from local public and private schools as well as home schools.
All performances are free and open to the public. A love offering for our scholarship fund is welcome!
April 11, 2013: Inspired by watching countless “Flash mob” events on YouTube, we decided to get in on the action at a humble local level! Thanks to the tireless efforts of chorus parents Ivy Spraker and Nicole Turney, a number of restaurants and shops were contacted. Taking a segment of our Hymns from the Heart program and putting together a small string band, we performed 15 minute mini-concerts at Moe’s restaurant, Walmart in Dahlonega, and out on the Square in front of Paul Thomas Chocolates. Still coming up- two Chik-Fil-A restaurants, in Dahlonega and Dawsonville, an appearance at Bear on the Square, and a guest appearance as the warm-up act for the Mountain Music and Medicine Show.
Chik-Fil-a was our host at both the Dahlonega and Dawsonville locations. Many thanks for free ice cream “tips” in Dahlonega and discounted meals in Dawsonville! CFA, you are awesome!
Singing at Bear on the Square was a first! We had a full house despite the competition of the many outdoor activities on a gorgeous spring day, and the singers did a wonderful job. The energy was high! We sang our entire 40-minute program at the festival. At the Mountain Music & Medicine Show, we performed our Road Show to an enthusiastic audience before the live broadcast, and enjoyed being in the lights onstage at the historic Holly Theater!