Greater South Jersey Chorus
Now in its 25th year, Greater South Jersey Chorus, led by artistic director Dr. Christopher Thomas, brings a culturally diverse, multilingual repertoire of music to Southern New Jersey to entertain, educate, and enrich our community. Profoundly moving major choral works accompanied by orchestra and professional soloists are a priority in our yearly programming.
Why We Sing
Established in 1992, GSJC is an auditioned, mixed voice ensemble embracing a diverse range of choral genres that has earned widespread respect for its richly varied repertoire, beautiful sound, and thoughtful interpretations. Singers perform in the full chorus and a smaller chamber ensemble, representing a vibrant mix of amateur and professional musicians drawn from throughout the Delaware Valley. Greater South Jersey Chorus is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, singer-managed organization. A board of trustees composed of chorus members and community professionals is its governing body. After 25 years the chorus remains committed to bringing quality musical performances to a broad audience throughout the region in addition to expanding our community service initiatives in the area.
The chorus focuses on performing large masterworks with esteemed orchestra and guest soloists from the region. Recent performances include works by Bach, Orff, Handel, Mozart, Lauridsen, Poulenc, and Gjeilo. Performances also feature a broad range of multicultural, traditional, and contemporary choral pieces. GSJC has premiered several original compositions by former artistic director Dean Rishel, noted composers Frank Staneck, Michael Hegeman, Michael Karmon, and recently, a commissioned work by Bob Chilcott.
In Fall 2016, GSJC presented an October recital of soloists from the chorus, sang Messiah with Symphony in C, and put on Jubilate!, two holiday concerts consisting of works ranging from the 16th century to the present, including Monteverdi’s “Domine ad adiuvandum," Randol Bass’ Gloria and Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata.
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