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  • REAL MEN SING! Six weeks of FREE singing Lessons!
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  •  Date Posted: Mon, Sep 16 2019
    Are you a male singer who perhaps sings in your church choir? Perhaps you sang in high school or college, but have let life get in the way? The joys of singing are many. Add to that, the chance to learn to sight read a little, produce the best sounds you are capable of (but don't really know it)? Perhaps you are new to the CSRA, or a retiree and are looking for a new pass time? Are you a spouse, mother, grandmother, aunt, or Music Educator who knows a male who loves to sing and wants to learn and participate more?

    The Garden City Chorus is presenting "REAL MEN SING!", a six-week program of FREE singing and music lessons, and we want you! No strings attached - we will meet for ONE HOUR (7-8PM) each Tuesday evening beginning October 15 and ending November 19. This program will take place at the North Augusta Church (Church of Christ), 600 West Martintown Road, North Augusta, SC - convenient to all men across the Greater Aiken/Augusta Area!

    Sheet Music will be furnished to enable all present to learn a few simple songs, in close 4-part MALE HARMONY! The leaders of this program will be out Music Team and Certified Chorus Director, along with our resident classically trained vocalist and music teacher!

    Participants will also be invited to stay afterwards as we work on our Annual Christmas Package, and join us as we sing at 8-10 locations beginning with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Fort Gordon on the last Thursday in November!

    So come on out October 15th, meet new men of good character from all walks of life, and become a better singer!

    Keep The Whole World Singing!
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  • The Fellowship of the Sing
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, Aug 17 2019
    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!

     
  • 2019 Music Scholarships
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, Aug 17 2019
    The Garden City Chorus is pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship award recipients.  From Grovetown High School we have Ashley Brooks; from North Augusta High School we have Thomas Catoe; from Evans High School we have Emily Bohn-Janes.

    Receiving the Turners Keyboards scholarship this year, for Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, is Tallulah Schaumann.

    We wish these students continued succes as they tackle college this fall, and encourage them to continue sharing their musical talents.  We also appreciate the efforts of their teachers Mary Cleary (Grovetown), Paul Hennessee (Davidson), Chris Layseth (North Augusta), and Jean Lancaster (Evans).

    If you would like to help the Chorus in this endeavor, please contact us for more information.
  • 56th Annual Show
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  •  Date Posted: Sat, Aug 17 2019
    The Garden City Chorus is very excited about or 2019 scholarship fundraiser / show.  This year we are featuring the music of Nashville in an old-time radio format.  Our special guest is the Atlanta Vocal Project, one of the premier choruses in the nation.  
  • Garden City Chorus Scholarship Awards - 2018
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  •  Date Posted: 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.)