Gloriana Chamber Choir was borne from the idea that many choral conductors, while we love leading others in song, also yearn to sing ourselves. We conduct and have little time to satisfy the desire to sing that started us on our musical paths in the first place. Many Gloriana singers are conductors, teachers, and church musicians who have found an opportunity to feed themselves on good music and good company in our summer choral venture. Other singers are avid singers who sing throughout the academic or church year, but are left “voiceless” during the summer. All are experienced singers with a desire to challenge themselves musically, feed their musical souls, and share their gifts with a willing audience.
Gloriana 2016 is shaping up to be a great ensemble. We have many returning singers and some new voices. We are still looking for tenors and basses (and possibly one alto). If you live in Central Illinois and would like to feed your desire to sing, contact artistic director Elizabeth Zobel to arrange an audition.
Our schedule includes eight rehearsals and two performances. Performances will be Saturday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Springfield and Sunday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Clegg Chapel on the Blackburn College campus in Carlinville.
Rehearsals will be held at Grace Lutheran in Springfield on Saturday mornings 9:00-11:30 a.m., June 18, July 9, 16, and 23, and Monday evenings, June 20, 27, July 11 and 18 (time either 6:30-9:00 or 7:00-9:30 p.m.).
Feed your spirit. Come sing with Gloriana!