The Garden City Chorus is pleased and excited to announce the winners of its 2018 music scholarships. Sponsored by South State Bank, we have Aysia Wills (Academy of Richmond Co. H.S.), Sydney Blakeney (Greenbrier H.S.), Cassidi Jackson (Evans H.S.), Celina Burner (Grovetown H.S.), Mary Grace Watts (North Augusta H.S.) and Jonathan Price (Aiken H.S.) In addition, sponsored by Turners Keyboards, we have Garla Williams (Davidson Fine Arts H.S.) In total, the Garden City Chorus has awarded $3,500 in scholarships for 2018. The Chorus hopes to expand to all the high schools in the CSRA and is actively seeking additional partners for 2019. “Making beautiful music is really simple. All you have to do is work hard and have fun – which is pretty much true for everthing,” according to Steve Wilder, Chorus V.P. “The Chorus hopes to encourage musical development and education in the CSRA through these scholarship awards.”
Music In the Park
Thu, May 3 2018
North Augusta's Music In The Park welcomes the Garden City Chorus & Harmony River Chorus for an enchanted evening of extravagant harmony. The event will be held on May 31, 2018 from 7 - 8 PM at the North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Avenue.
This event is FREE - sponsored by the North Augusta Cultural Arts Council.
The Fellowship of the Sing
Mon, Mar 19 2018
Come sing with us! The Garden City Chorus is looking for new members. Do you enjoy singing with the radio, or in the shower, or in a choir? You don’t have to “read” music. (We provide audio recordings for each part of each song, for ease of learning.) We meet every Tuesday night from 7-9 PM at 600 W. Martintown Rd in North Augusta (just south of I20, Exit 1). Call 803-599-4228 or visit www.gardencitychorus.org for more information. Come join our merry band of dwarves, hobbits, elves and men as we “push back the darkness” with harmony.
Our rehearsals are open - please join us!
Garden City Chorus Scholarship Awards - 2018
Mon, Mar 12 2018
The Garden City Chorus is pleased and excited to announce the CSRA high schools that will receive music scholarship awards for 2018. In Columbia County, awards have been given to Evans High School, Grovetown High School, and Greenbrier High School. In Richmond County, awards have been given to the Academy of Richmond County, and the Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School. In Aiken County, awards have been given to Aiken High School and North Augusta High School. Each high school will select a qualified choral student to receive the $500 scholarship, to be used for the student’s college education. As the CSRA grows in response to the cyber industry and other initiatives, we want to do our part to encourage the high quality of life that only the arts can provide. We want to especially thank our sponsor, South State Bank. Their commitment to the arts and education in our community is magnificent. We also want to thank Turner’s Keyboards who has made a scholarship contribution in honor of its founder, Edward B. Turner Sr., who was also a charter member of the Garden City Chorus. The Garden City Chorus (GCC) has served & entertained the CSRA for over 50 years as a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. As a non-profit, the organization’s priorities have been to perpetuate and celebrate the barbershop harmony style, serve audiences through an uplifting, wholesome variety of a cappella music entertainment, and help build a better community and a better world by bonding diverse people together through the pure fun of a cappella harmony as we “Keep the Whole World Singing!" The Chorus meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 PM at North Augusta Church of Christ, 600 West Martintown Road in North Augusta, SC. New singers are always welcome to join our band of merry men. (Reading music is not required.)