Announcement of Position

The Civic Chorale is seeking nominations and applications for the position of conductor and music director beginning with the 2016-17 season. The Civic Chorale is a volunteer group of approximately 50 singers who perform an average of four concerts each season. The ensemble performs at various churches and other locations in the area, often in collaboration with other local musical groups. The Chorale’s repertoire covers a wide range of choral music, including both sacred and secular works, popular, classical, and contemporary, sublime and (occasionally) ridiculous. The Civic Chorale is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Civic Chorale seeks a conductor and music director who is a professional musician with training and expertise in choral conducting which demonstrates commitment to excellence in music.

Interested applicants should submit a resume with references and any pertinent program materials to Lucille Hart, Search Committee Chair, at lucillehart@charter.net . The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2016. For more information about The Civic Chorale, visit our our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/thecivicchorale).

Civic Chorale presents Gaudete! December 19

At 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City, The Civic Chorale will present Gaudete! a program of traditional carols and new compositions for the Christmas season. The church is located at 105 South Boone Street. The program opens with Good News, composed in 1988 by Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke, followed by Gaudete, a collection of carols from the 16th century collection Pie Cantiones, as arranged by Anders Ohrwall for chorus, flute, oboe, and bassoon. The first half of the concert concludes with the late Stephen Paulus’s evocative setting of O Little Town of Bethlehem, for choir, harp, and oboe. The second half opens with three traditional carols, and then features four ancient traditional texts in 20th and 21st century musical settings. After Andre Thomas's lively setting of the spiritual Go Where I Send Thee, the Chorale sings our traditional Christmas program closers: Still, Still, Still and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. .

While there is no admission charge for the concert, donations are gratefully accepted at the door, with a $10 suggested donation.




Founded in 1973 as the Johnson City Civic Chorale, the Civic Chorale is a regional non-profit auditioned group of volunteer singers under the direction of David Hendricksen, and with Lisa and David Runner as accompanists.

"We believe that the act of singing together is an affirmation of those dimensions of humanity which transcend the merely material. Thus we dedicate ourselves to strive for excellence in repertoire and choral sound."


See our world premiere performance of All is Still by Evelyn Pursley-Kopitzke on YouTube!





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