25 Years and Singing Strong!
For a quarter of a century, Greater South Jersey Chorus has uplifted every soul in our choir and audiences by combining talented singers with gifted artistic direction and fine music. Our joy comes from preparing great music and sharing it with our community.
Composed of volunteers from all over South Jersey, our chorus began 25 years ago. People have come and gone, but GSJC has grown both in size and musicianship. Each of our artistic directors and accompanists has been a trained musician and has helped shape us into who we are today.
About 150,000 collective “person-hours” of dedicated effort are the substance of our 25 years. Some of us drive five minutes, while others drive for an hour to rehearse on Monday nights. With amazing self-discipline, we focus on learning notes and musicianship almost every minute of our rehearsal time. New members quickly realize that our rehearsals are about dedication and commitment, not back-row chatting. The diligence of our choir is in the air.
Our goal is not musical perfection, but rather the steadfast journey together toward beauty. There is always more we can do to refine how we shape a musical line, pronounce text with unified vowels, or breathe as one.
Now comprising 90 voices, GSJC has the substance and the musicality to take on large choral works with real success. This has been increasingly evident in our recent performances and will be most apparent at the final concert of our 25th anniversary year, when we deliver Hayden’s The Creation with orchestra and professional soloists. Our exceptional artistic director, Dr. Christopher B. Thomas, will conduct.
Schooled through the years by our directors and accompanists, we are proud to be a vibrant community of singers who join together to bring great music to the people of South Jersey. As we embark on the next 25 years, the members of Greater South Jersey Chorus welcome you to our concerts and thank everyone for supporting fine choral music in our region.
Messiah with Symphony in C
Hammonton Christmas Concert
12/17/2016 - 12/18/2016
Jubilate! 90 Voices with Organ and Brass
Choral Pops - a HSPCA Concert
Vino Forte – 25th Anniversary Gala
Haydn’s The Creation