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Georgia Festival Chorus Begins Summer Vacation

Written by admin on May 28th, 2013

After a wonderful Spring Concert Season “The Alpine Adventure” the 100+ members of the Georgia Festival Chorus begin their summer hiatus.  Members are traveling, singing in summer choruses and generally relaxing through the hot summer months that will culminate in our September 3rd first rehearsal date for the fall season.  Christmas will be just around the corner!!

Many of us remember the cool mountain air and snowy mountain ranges in Switzerland and Austria where the chorus enjoyed a most memorable concert tour of three countries and where we sang several concerts in small churches, a retirement/care center and some impressive cathedrals. There were times when we could see our breath in those cathedrals because it was COLD.

Mondsee Cathedral is where the von Trapp wedding took place in the Sound of Music. This photo shows some of our Choir members making their way to the entrance where we sang.  Unforgettable.

Mondeesee Cathederal

Auditions for new members will begin at 7:00 PM Tuesday September 3rd at First Baptist Church Smyrna at 1275 Church Street SE Smyrna GA 30080-3595. Watch for Signs at the lower level parking area.


Spring Concert Season is Amost Here

Written by admin on February 11th, 2013

Make sure you mark your calendar for one of the concerts. You will not be disappointed.

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It’s a Brand New Year

Written by admin on January 5th, 2013
Happy New Year !
Wishes of happiness, health and continued faith in this new year.
Neuschwanstein CastleOur 2013 season is going to be the best ever  and we are excited to sing many old favorites. We are anticipating our Alpine concert tour by performing classical masterpieces as well as spirituals and contemporary classics . Come to one of our Spring Concerts and experience a bit of the tour. 
Neuschwanstein Castle
Rehearsals begin on January 8th at 7:30  PM at Smyrna First Baptist Church ( Directions ). Returning members bring all music for this season you already own and pick up new on Tuesday. Come early so as to not interfere in rehearsal time.
If you would like to audition,  come early on Jan.  8th  rehearsal,  print and fill out an audition form  (or get one at rehearsal), and   preview a rehearsal. We think you’ll find yourself welcomed and ready to audition.

Fall is in the Air

Written by admin on October 13th, 2012

fall-leaves-tree The members of  The Georgia Festival are rehearsing some fabulous music. One of my favorites is Gesu Bambino by Yon. Musical selections feature several composers, Bradford and Rutter. These composers present fresh and interesting interpretations of old favorites. I’m sure you will agree when you hear them.


Fall Rehearsal

Written by admin on July 18th, 2012

Dear GFC members or prospective members, 

alps3538.smallPut it on your calendar:  At our first fall rehearsal/auditions on September 4th, 2012, at Piedmont Church at 7:00 p.m., there will be a full presentation on our April 2013 Alpine Adventure concert tour.

Hope to see you there.


Things to think about this summer

Written by admin on June 10th, 2012

Summer is a time to take care of yourself. -Travel, visit friends, exercise, go to concerts, read a classic novel, write a letter, right a wrong, smile at strangers, try a new recipe, plant a seed, and just take time to relax and rejuvenate.

The Georgia Festival Chorus invites you to consider joining us this fall. If you are interested, go to the Contact Us tab for more information. You will be spiritually ministered.

summer_wallpaper_sunflower_clouds_flowers_bigfishbang-13 Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.  ~John Lubbock


End of Season Party Tuesday May 8th

Written by admin on May 7th, 2012

Once again, Susan McDonald is organizing a year end party to celebrate the wonderful conclusion of this year’s beautiful music performances.  It’s a chance to invite prospective members and friends of the chorus who regularly attend our concerts.  Time is around 6:45 at Piedmont Church. Bring a covered dish to share.  Hope to see everyone there.


Updated Time For Johnson Ferry Baptist Concert and Birthday Celebration

Written by admin on April 12th, 2012

12-1-2011 Chorus Close-up crop Come and celebrate Frank Boggs’ 85th birthday on Sunday, April 16th at 7:00 PM at Johnson Ferry Baptist.  The Georgia Festival Chorus, as well as guest performers and speakers, will thrill and  inspire.  Remember: the time was changed to 7:00 PM, so get there early to insure a great seat.


Celebrate Sacred Music

Written by admin on February 13th, 2012




Ah, Spring.

Written by admin on January 30th, 2012

The Georgia Festival Chorus continues rehearsing for the Spring concerts with joy and hard work. There are many new pieces, such as I Am (Hilliard and Michael W. Smith) and some old favorites like O Bone Jesu (Palestrina). To  feed the heart and soul (my favs) are a few spirituals: Set Down Servant (Shaw) and Give Me Jesus (Fleming).

A special concert celebrating our director, Maestro Frank Boggs’ 85th birthday is coming on April 15th  at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church. Come join in honoring a man  whose music  inspired, consoled and delighted listeners for many years.

Come join us in one or more of our concerts listed on the Concerts tab. Include a concert in your Must-Do’s list.