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The Garner Magnet High School Choral Department offers choral opportunities for our students in the following:

  • Beginning Mixed Ensemble
  • Intermediate Ensemble
  • Die Meistersingers
  • Select Performances
  • Spring Musical

Please contact the director or the choral boosters for more information.

 

Beginning Mixed Ensemble - This ensemble is comprised mostly of underclassmen, males and females. This is an entry level course leading to other advanced ensembles. Students must have a teacher recommendation and/or approval from director to register for this course. Students are required to take the course for Fall and Spring Semesters. Mixed Ensemble studies a wide variety of repertoire and works to build vocal techniques and music reading skills. Mixed Ensemble performs in two concerts a year, and attends Festival at Meredith College each spring.

Intermediate Chorale - This ensemble is comprised mostly of second and third year students, male and female. Students must have a teacher recommendation and/or approval from director to register for this course. Students are required to take the course for Fall and Spring Semesters. Intermediate Chorale studies a wide variety of repertoire and works to build vocal techniques and music reading skills. Intermediate Chorale performs in two concerts a year, attends Festival at Meredith College each spring, and the Music in the Parks Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Die Meistersingers - This mixed ensemble is made up of about 55 auditioned Juniors and Seniors. Students must demonstrate an advanced level of music reading and vocal technique in order to be placed in this choir. Students are required to register for both semesters, and may audition each spring for the following school year. Die Meistersingers studies a wide variety of very challenging repertoire and performs at Large Ensemble Festival each spring at Meredith College. This group also performs at numerous events throughout the year in our community. Die Meistersingers has represented GMHS at the Raleigh Capitol, the Governor's Mansion, the Moravian Candle Tea Ceremony, First Presbyterian Church in Raleigh and more. This group also travels each spring to participate in a music festival.  Die Meistersingers has had the opportunity to performed Nashville, TN, Williamsburg, VA, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, New York City, NY. Chicago, IL, Washington DC, etc. The ensemble has consistently been awarded First Place, Best Overall Choir, and has received "Superior" ratings from each Festival. The Die Meistersingers have also consistently received "Superior" ratings in performance and sight-reading at the NCMEA High School Large Ensemble District Festival.

Spring Musical - Presented by the GMHS Fine Arts Department each year

GMHS Choral Department also participates each year in the folllowing :

  • NC All-State Chorus - Available to select students
  • NC Honors Chorus - Available to select students that must audition for the state.

Director's Bio - Ms. Leah Godfrey

Leah Godfrey is a Garner Magnet High School alumna and grateful for the wonderful opportunity to teach in her old high school.  After graduating from GMHS, Ms. Godfrey began studying Vocal Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill.  Upon completion of her Bachelor of Music degree, Ms. Godfrey became a graduate student at UNC Chapel Hill to complete her Masters of Arts in Teaching.  She received her teaching license in the same year.  Her first teaching job was at a high school in another county.  She is delighted to be a Garner Trojan once again and be a part of the very program that directly contributed to her love of choral music.

Keep Up-To-Date with the Choral News!

GMHS Choral Videos

Die Meistersingers  Die Meistersingers
2015 Baccalaureate
"Homeward Bound"
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Die Meistersingers Men
2015 Spring Concert
"Nearer My God To Thee"

GMHS Chorus Tweets

 

BECOME A CHORAL SPONSOR

We encourage you to join in supporting the GMHS Chorus Program through our Choral Arts Patrons Program. Sponsorships are available in many amounts; all amounts can be credited to the full program or designated students. To sponsor the chorus, fill out a Choral Arts Patron Order Form and make your check  payable to GMHS Choral Boosters.  

Please send the form along with the check to the following:

GMHS Choral Department, c/o  Leah Godfrey
Garner Magnet High School
2101 Spring Drive
Garner, NC 27592

For more information contact Angie Mumford.