Chorale Repertoire

   Greenville Chorale  Concert History   1961- 2011


2011-2012   51st Season

            November – at First Baptist Church -  B.Britten -  St.Nicolas (with Keith Jameson, tenor)

                                                            Ralph Vaughan Williams – Mass in G Minor

            December – 28th Annual Family Christmas Concert -   at McAlister Auditorium, Furman University

                        With Blue Ridge Concert Choir,    Chorale Brass                        Bass – Gloria

            February – 15th Annual Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert  - at Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral

                        “Sacred Music for a Sacred Place”      Mathias, Miskinis, Pärt, Whitacre, Kilstofte, Lauridsen, Forrest, R.Shaw

            May – Beethoven Symphony No.9 “Choral”    biennial collaboration with Gville Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Tchivzhel

            June 28 – 8th annual Patriotic Concert,    Furman Lakeside Concert Series



2010-2011        50th Anniversary Season

            October – J.Brahms A German Requiem

                        Two commissioned works:   Robert J. Powell “Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous”

                                                            Dan Forrest   “St.Patrick’s Prayer”

            December -  27th Annual Family Christmas -  another  CAROLINA CHRISTMAS

                        With Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra         (McAlister Auditorium and Mud Creek BC)

            February – 14th Annual Winter Concert – Chorale Chamber Ensemble

                        John Rutter REQUIEM

            May -  Ludwig v.Beethoven  Missa Solemnis in D.

            June – 7th Annual Furman Lakeside Concert    (Hugh Floyd, guest conductor)

 2009-2010    49th Season

            November – Rachmaninoff – All-night Vigil (Vespers)   at First Baptist Church

            December – 26th Annual Family Christmas  - with Blue Ridge HS  Choir

                        Paul Paterson Magnificat

            February – 13th annual Chamber Enseemble Winter Concert

                        Bach “Lutheran Mass” in G major;  Britten “Rejoice in the Lamb”

            May – Opera Choruses with GSO, Edvard Tchivzhel conducting

            July – Sixth Annual “Fourth of July” Furman Lakeside Concert

2008-2009         48th Season

            October – MUSICAL SALUTE TO AMERICA – Gershwin, Bernstein, R.Thompson “Testament”

            December – 25th Annual Family Christmas – with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

                        Handel, MESSIAH                        Friday – PCPA        Saturday – Porter Center, Brevard

            February – 12th Annual Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert (Debussy, W.Schuman, Faure MASS)

            May – Verdi Requiem

            July 3 – Fifth annual Furman Lakeside Concert


2007-2008      47th Season

            November - Haydn Lord Nelson Mass;    PDQ Bach - Oedipus Tex, etc

            December - 2nd Annual "Carolina Christmas"  with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

            January - Chamber Ensemble does Haydn-PDQ  at Greenwood Music Festival

            March - In Memory - Durufle Requiem, Brahms Nänie, anthems

            May - Mahler Resurrection Symphony   with GSO, Edvard Tchivzhel, conducting

            June - fourth annual Furman Lakeside Concert


2006-2007      46th Season

            October - Mozart's 250th Anniversary -   Requiem,     Coronation Mass

            December - "A Carolina Christmas"   with Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra

            February - Chorale Chamber Ensemble 10th Season (Schubert, Handel, etc)

            April - concert version of Bizet's  Carmen  (collaboration with GSO, Tchizzhel, conducting)

            June - Third Annual Furman Lakeside Concert performance

            August - Brevard Music Center - Mahler Resurrection Symphony


2005-2006    45th Anniversary Season -  Bingham Vick,Jr., 25th Anniversary as Conductor

            October - R.Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem

                           Commissioned work:   Mark Kilstofte,  Of Rivers Within

            December - 22nd Annual Family Christmas Concert

                        Benjamin Britten, A Ceremony of Carols

            February - Chorale Chamber Ensemble  9th Season     (Mozart, Brahms, P.D.Q.Bach)

            April - Bernstein,  Chichester Psalms;   Gawthrop, Behold This Mystery


2004-2005   44th Season

            November - John Rutter Mass of the Children and G.F.Handel Dettingen Te Deum

            December - Handel’s Messiah

            February - Chorale Chamber Ensemle

            April - ARTISPHERE FESTIVAL - Mendelssohn’s Elijah


2003-2004    43rd Season

            November - Beethoven Mass in C, Opus 86  and Big Band Music

            December - 20th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            February - Chorale Chamber Ensemble

            March - Chorale Chamber Ensemble and GSO Chamber;    Grieg  Peer Gnyt

            May - Rachmaninoff The Bells and Ravel Daphnis et Chloe  (GSO collaboration, Tchivzhel, cond)

2002-2003     42nd Season

            October - American Composers:

                        Gawthrop- In Quiet Resting Places,  Kilsotoft-  Endless Streams

                        Clausen - a New Creation,                        Lauridsen - Lux Aeterna

            December - 19th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            February - Herring Chamber Ensemble       6th Season

            April - J.S.Bach  St. John Passion



            October - Haydn The Creation

            December -  18th Annual Family Christmas

            February - Herring Chamber Ensemble      5th season

            May - Verdi Requiem                 (GSO collaboration, Edvard Tchivzhel conducting)


2000-2001  40th Anniversary Season                                bv 20th  Anniversary

            November - The Best of the Best - Chorale Celebrates 40th Anniversary

            December - 17th Annual Family Christmas - Handel’s Messiah (complete)

            February - Herring Chamber Ensemble

            May - Berlioz Requiem  Bingham Vick,Jr., conducting      

                        with Furman Singers, Orchestra   and Greenville Symphony Orchestra


            November:  B.Britten St.Nicolas,  J.S.Bach Magnificat

            16th Annual Family Christmas Concert    (Rutter Gloria)

            Chorale Chamber Ensemble

            Orff Carmina Burana  Edvard Tchivzhel, conducting   (collaboration with GSO)



            November: Beethoven Missa Solemnis   B.Vick, Jr. conducting             (collaboration with GSO)

            15th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            Chorale Chamber Ensemble

            Faure Requiem   and   Randall Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom, Alleluia

            Piccolo Spoleto - Thompson The Peaceable Kingdom



            November: Max Bruch’s Moses  (modern premier)

            14th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            Chorale Chamber Ensemble  premier

            Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection Symphony”    Edvard Tchivzhel, cond.  (collaboration with GSO)



            November: Music by African-American Composers, Brazeal Dennard,  guest conductor

            13th Annual Christmas concert:  Handel Messiah

            Brahms  Ein deutsches Requiem    B.Vick, Jr., conducting  with Greenville Symphony Orchestra



            J.S.Bach  Mass in B Minor

            12th Annual Family Christmas Concert    (Britten A Ceremony of Carols)

            Mahler Symphony No. 8 “Symphony of Thousand”   David Pollitt, cond.     (collaboration with GSO)



            September:  Prokofiev Alexander Nevsky    David Pollitt, cond       (collaboration with GSO)

            11th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            Music of American Composers: Clausen A New Creation,   and Irving Berlin

            Verdi Requiem   B.Vick, Jr., conducting                        (collaboration with GSO)



            Orff Carmina Burana    (with GSO)           

            10th Annual Family Christmas Concert:  J.S.Bach Magnificat

            Benjamin Britten   War Requiem               South Carolina Premier



            October: Salute to America

            9th Christmas Concert:   Handel  Messiah

            La Musique Francaise: Faure, Poulenc Gloria,  Durufle Requiem

            Spoletto Festival in Charleston:    Prokofiev,  Alexander Nevsky  (collaboration with GSO)


1991-1992       BV  10th Anniversary

            November:  Mozart Requiem

            8th Annual Family Christmas Concert:  Rutter Magnificat   SC Premier

            Salute to Leonard Bernstein:  Chichester Psalms,  West Side Story



            Mozart  Mass in C Minor

            7th Annual Family Christmas Concert:

            Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem



            November: Verdi Requiem

            6th Annual Family Christmas Concert:  Vivaldi Magnificat

            February: Borodin “Polovtsian Dances     with GSO



            Handel  Messiah    (first Chorale performance)

            5th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            Haydn Lord Nelson Mass



            Brahms A German Requiem

            4th Annual Family Christmas Concert

            Puccini Missa di Gloria,   Haydn Te Deum

            Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”     (with GSO)


1986-1987 changed to “Greenville Chorale”

            Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral”    (with GSO)

            3rd Annual Christmas Concert With Greenville Symphony

            Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms,   Faure  Requiem



            Bach Christmas Oratorio

            2nd Annual Christmas Concert with Greenville Symphony            BV and Peter Rickett, conducting

            Honegger King David



            Verdi Requiem

            FIRST Annual  Family Christmas Concert with Greenville Symphony   

                                                                                                BV and Peter Rickett, conducting

            Handel Judas Maccabaeus



            Bruckner Mass in E Minor,  Rutter Gloria,  R.Thompson Peaceable Kingdom

            Orff Carmina Burana

            Haydn The Creation


1981-1982 -Bingham Vick, Jr., new conductor and artistic director

             Stravinski A Symphony of Psalms

            J.S.Bach  Mass in B Minor  (Kyrie-Gloria)


1981 - Mozart  Requiem

1980 - Schubert  Mass in G

            Haydn  Lord Nelson Mass

            Brahms  Liebeslieder Walzer


1979 - Brahms   A German Requiem


1977 - Respighi   Laud to the Nativity

            Mendelssohn   The Conversion of St.Paul

            Britten  A Ceremony of Carols


1976 - Handel  Israel in Egypt


1975 - Faure Requiem

            Bernstein  Chichester Psalms


1974 -  Block  Sacred Service

            J.S.Bach  Magnificat


1973 - Poulenc  Gloria

            J.S.Bach  Cantata No. 4


1972 - Mendelssohn Elijah


1971 - Menotti  The Unicorn, Gorgon, & the Manticore

            Beethoven Symphony No. 9


1970 - Mozart  Requiem

            Mendelssohn  The Conversion of St.Paul

            Faure   Requiem


1969 - Schubert  Mass in G


1968 changed to “Greenville Civic Chorale”

             Vivaldi Gloria


1967 -Milburn Price, Conductor   (1967-1981)

            Verdi Requiem

            J.S.Bach  Magnificat


1966 -Patrick Partridge, Conductor

             Verdi Requiem

            performed with Brevard Music Festival

1965 - 66 -  Jerry Langenkamp, Conductor

            invited to perform at International Convention of Rotary International in Atlantic City

            Beethoven -              Symphony No. 9


1964 - 1965 -  Haydn Creation


1963 - 1964 - Mendelssohn - Elijah

              Brahms -    Liebeslieder Walzer


1962-1963 - with Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Beverly Wolff, soloist


1961 - 1962   established as project of Rotary Club:               “Rotary Civic Chorale”

            William Jarvis, Founder and Conductor;    David Gibson, accompanist

            Spring concert, 1962        Brahms "A German Requiem"