Chorus 2016-17 Season


Under the direction of Bryan Black, the talents of the 90-voice chorus are featured annually in dedicated choral performances that are choreographed by the chorus leadership. This year’s choral performances are:


Service and Sacrifice
Saturday November 12, 2016
The GSO Chorus reflects on veterans in a stirring program honoring their service. Director Bryan Black guides us musically though shared experiences of loss, remembrance, and finally hope with Handel’s triumphant “Let God Arise.”
Lee Holby Last Letter Home
Cecil Effinger No Mark
Craig Carnahan Armistice 1918
Georg Fredrick Handel Let God Arise

GSO Holiday Pops

Saturday, December 3, 2016
3:00pm, 8:00pm

Tis better to give than receive! Join the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the GSO Chorus this holiday season as we perform wonderfully fun holiday classics, and possibly give out a gift or two! Surprises and laughter abound in this family fun concert.

America, Vol.1
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

America, Vol. 1 is the first concert in a new series exploring the rich tapestry that encompasses American classical music. Throughout the multi-year initiative, you’ll experience the music you love to hear, and music that rings true across all the GSO ensembles. These works capture the quintessential essence of the wide reaching American experience. Excitement, exhilaration, the depths of solitude, and more – the first works in our series are bound by their directness of expression and genuine approach to connecting with listeners. Barber’s iconic Adagio is unforgettable in this special setting with the GSO Chamber Chorus.

Hanson: Symphony No. 2 “Romantic”
Barber: Adagio for Strings/Agnus Dei with GSO Chamber Chorus
Copland: Old American Songs with GSO Chorus

Just The Beginning
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Marietta Performing Arts Center
1171 Whitlock Avenue, Marietta, GA 30152

The end of the season is just the beginning as the Georgia Symphony Orchestra performs an evening of preludes, overtures, and concert openers by some of the greatest composers. The finale goes out with a bang to the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with the GSO Chorus!

Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte
Mendelssohn: The Hebrides (Fingals Cave)
Dvorak: Scherzo capriccioso
Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal
Tchaikovsky: Overture to the Year 1812 with GSO Chorus

GYSO Season Finale
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Bailey Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
For the first time ever, the GSO Chorus performs with the largest youth orchestra in the southeast, the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra! Come experience the talent of talented Georgia student musicians, culminating in a performance of Verdi’s moving “Te Deum” with the GSO Chorus.

GYSO Concerto Competition Winner
Verdi: Te Deum with GSO Chorus

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