DeKalb Choral Guild is a dynamic choir in the metro Atlanta area, celebrating over 38 years of harmony, community and music making.
Dia de los muertos
Saturday November 7, 2015
First Baptist Church of Avondale
Featuring selections sung in Spanish, Mayan, and Nahuatl many of the selections highlight or are featured in the traditional celebrations of the holiday The Day of the Dead. The music selections span the centuries of our southern neighbor.
We will celebrate the Mexican traditions of the Day of the Dead, through song, poetry, memory and food!
Our concert will be followed by a reception that will include Day of the Dead favorites: special bread and treats.
This concert is almost entirely in Spanish with a few selections in the indigenous classic Nahuatl language, yet it will be approachable to non Spanish speakers as well. Like the Day of the Dead holiday our concert we will be exploring our own pasts through memory and symbol as well as through music. A fiesta style reception will follow the concert. Tickets are $5, children under 12 are free. Tickets are available at the door, from singers and here online 3 weeks before the concert.
What's in Store for Season 38 and the DeKalb Choral Guild
A Sing-along- with the DCG---singing with the guests at Plymouth Harbor. Sept 29th.
November 7, 2015, 7:30pm
Dia de Los Muertos Concert, First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates. (See panel at left.)
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 38's Super Supporter!
This year's super supporter is Anonymous. Anonymous gave us a very generous donation and we are very, very grateful. We do what we do out of love of music and love for our community. We appreciate others partnering with us in our mission.Go to our BLOG to read some inspiring words from Gerald Robison on giving. If it inspires you, click the donate now button on the right sidebar to give.
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
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