DeKalb Choral Guild is a dynamic choir in the metro Atlanta area, celebrating over 37 years of harmony, community and music making.
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Auditions in August
Monday evening Aug 17th and Aug 24th-by appointment
Many find auditions nerve-wracking, and we understand that. We hope that you will enter into the audition process with the knowledge that you will be treated with respect and care. Uncomfortable as it may be, the audition allows us to evaluate whether you are a good candidate for our chorus, and you will also have the opportunity to determine if DCG is the right chorus for you.
Call 678-318-1362 to schedule an audition
1. Prepared solo. Can be art song, aria, folksong, selection from a musical, or hymn. No pop music. Selection should be no longer than three and a half minutes. You must bring a copy for the accompanist and copy for yourself if the piece is not memorized. The prepared solo does not need to be memorized but should be chosen to show music strengths.
2. Interview with staff to ascertain/review choral experience, desire to participate, and understanding of requirements of membership.
3. Vocalization to determine placement.
What's in Store for Season 38 and the DeKalb Choral Guild
November 7, 2015, 7:30pm
Dia de Los Muertos Concert, First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates.
With repertoire almost entirely in Spanish with a few selections in the indigenous classic Nahuatl language, our plans include a Mariachi band to play selections on the program. Also, we will create a version of the traditional ofrenda. Singers and audience will be encouraged to bring photos and other mementos to add to the display as well as marigolds and calaveras (ornate candy skulls). A fiesta style reception will follow the concert.
December 7, 2015 Avondale Tree Lighting, 6:30pm. A community sing of carols and festive songs.Downtown Avondale.
March 5, 2016 7:30pm Georgia Young Composers Festival Concert, First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates.
The finalists of this competition are present at this concert where the DCG chorus sings their works and where the student finalists get questioned by judges. While the judges deliberate the DCG chorus will sing works by established Georgia Composers. Then the winners will be anoounced. A reception will follow the concert.
May 14, 2016 7:30pm Mystics and Music-Settings of Rumi and Hafez and other mystics of many cultures, St Bart's Episcopal Church, LaVista Rd Atlanta. A reception will follow the concert.
Thank You to Season 37 Super Supporters!Gerald Robison and Emilu Bailes
Gerald and Emilu are frequent and consistent supporters to the mission of the DCG. We are grateful to partner with them to bring excellent choral music to our community.Go to our BLOG to read some inspiring words from Gerald on giving. You have to imagine hearing it spoken in his deep bass voice to really enjoy it.
Georgia Young Composers Festival Submissions are NOW being accepted!
This year the DeKalb Choral Guild will once again be hosting the Georgia Young Composers Festival. This will be our fourth GYCF, and each event has been very successful. This is a marvelous opportunity for young composers to have their pieces performed by an accomplished chorus, get valuable feedback on their work, and build their resumes. There are three cash prizes: one $250 award for high school students, one $500 award for undergraduates, and one $1,000 award for graduate
Read our latest Blog post about how we are becoming a more compassionate chorus.
We are an official Arts partner of the Charter for Compassion. We feel that our mission to enrich our community through excellent choral music is in harnonious alignment with a commitment to encourage our world to be more compassionate and less caustic and fragmented. Music brings people to together to share concerns, joys and sorrows. Making and experiencing choral music is an act of collaboration. Our concerts are dialouges that are meant to start and continue conversations and to encourage hopeful action. Click below to donate to the DeKalb Choral Guild.
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