Welcome to GVCC
The Green Valley Community Chorus is composed of approximately 45-80 enthusiastic voices from the Southern Arizona communities of and around Green Valley.
Our mission for over 40 years has been to promote the Arts in our community by entertaining, educating, and delighting our audiences through our performances of great choral music, both sacred and secular. We further endeavor to serve our community by providing grant money to local elementary, intermediate, and high school music programs. In the past, we have also awarded scholarships to talented doctoral students in the Choral Conducting program at the University of Arizona. Our ongoing relationship with the University continues to provide us with talented, enthusiastic Artistic Directors to enhance their education and experience, and bring out the best of our Chorus.
We undertake this mission with enthusiasm, commitment and joy, and are delighted to be singing in fellowship with each other as we share our love of music with our community.
As of May 2014, the Chorus has entered into partnership with the University of Arizona to allow highly talented doctoral candidates in Choral Conducting refine their skills and broaden their experience by serving as the Artistic Director of the Chorus during their doctoral studies. This partnership has been a win-win for our chorus, our audiences, and the University’s Choral Conducting program.
GVCC Music Staff 2022-2023
From L to R– Artistic Director CJ Madsen, Assistant Accompanist Brenda Nejedlo, Accompanist Tamara Kahrimanis, Assistant Artistic Director Priscilla Zimmermann, Ph.D., & Organist Rosalie Cassiday
Interested in Singing With Us?
We want to let you know that the Green Valley Summer Chorus is coming back, with rehearsals beginning on Monday, June 12, 2023. The last concert of this group was in September of 2019. It is very exciting to bring this back! Tamara Kahrimanis, currently serving as the Green Valley Community Chorus Accompanist, will once again be the Director of the Green Valley Summer Chorus in 2023. This summer group does not require auditions. Please save these dates and hopefully you will be able to sing with the chorus this summer! Both rehearsals and performances will be held at CPAC, 1250 Continental Rd. in Green Valley. All rehearsals will be held in the CPAC rehearsal room. First Rehearsal–Monday, June 12, 2023, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. A few sectionals will be held from 3:30 pm to 4:00 p.m. as well. Please arrive by 12:45 pm on June 12 to sign up, pay your dues, and receive your music. Rehearsals continue on subsequent Mondays through June, July, (except for Monday, July 3), August, and September 2023, at 1:30 p.m. Two absences are allowed with a third allowed for travel. Performance will be in the CPAC Theater on Sunday afternoon, September 17, 2023 at 3 pm. There is only one performance planned at this time. However, if there is enough demand and CPAC availability, there is a possibility that there will also be a concert performed on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 7pm. Dues will be $40, payable at first rehearsal. Our current COVID 19 protocols state that GVCC singers who have had the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccines and a minimum of one booster, or the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine which did not require boosters, will be eligible to sing. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are optional. The board also highly recommends that those who have not had the Pfizer or Moderna second or third booster, to consider wearing a mask in rehearsal. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Thank you for your interest and if you have any questions, please write us a note using the ‘Contact Us’ tab on this website and we’ll try to provide the answers you need. Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone you think might want to sing in the Green Valley Summer Chorus!
GVCC WINTER CONCERTS–DECEMBER 2023
We are delighted to have new singers join us for our Winter or Spring concerts after singing with us during the first rehearsal of the season and also auditioning on that same day following rehearsal. Singing with our group prior to an audition provides the new singer with the opportunity to get a feel for the music that will be performed and helps confirm a new singer’s interest in auditioning and possibly joining our group. The audition held is a very simple one which basically consists of matching pitch and having the director confirm your voice part. The director may also ask for a sight-reading ability demonstration. Once one has successfully auditioned, there is a fee paid by all singers of $50 each term which goes toward paying for music. Our rehearsals beginning in October 2023 are mostly held on Saturday mornings from 9AM to 11:30 AM which run over a two-month cycle prior to each concert. Each concert is performed twice, on a Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon. Additional rehearsals may be required as determined by the director prior to concert. Singers are allowed two absences per term with a third allowed with the director’s permission. During the Winter and Spring, men are required to wear black tuxedos in concert. Ladies are required to purchase a concert dress for wear at Winter and Spring concerts also which runs about $125.00. Our first rehearsal will be on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 9AM at St. Francis in the Valley Episcopal Church, 600 S. La Canada Dr., in Green Valley. Please arrive no later than 8:30 AM on this day to be able to sign up and obtain your music so that rehearsal can start promptly at 9AM. Our current COVID 19 protocols state that GVCC singers who have had the Pfizer or Moderna two-dose vaccines and a minimum of one booster, or the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine which did not require boosters, will be eligible to sing. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks are optional. The board also highly recommends that those who have not had the Pfizer or Moderna second or third booster, to consider wearing a mask in rehearsal. Masks will be provided for those who do not have one. Thank you for your interest in joining the Green Valley Community Chorus!
The Green Valley Community Chorus is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your tax-deductible contributions sent to the address below are greatly appreciated.
P.O. Box 391 · Green Valley, AZ 85622