Summer Singers of Atlanta
2020 31st Concert Season
The REQUIEM of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Welcoming New Music Director Andrew Phillip Schmidt
The Summer Singers of Atlanta was created in 1990 by founded William O. Baker as Atlanta’s “original summer chorus.” No audition is required for membership. Adult and mature youth are welcomed from all walks of life and from every level of music experience and interests in the chorus that averages between 100 and 150 members each year. Singers have traveled to Midtown Atlanta from as far as Savannah, Georgia, Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina to be a part of weekly rehearsals in preparation of a grand choral masterwork performed with orchestra.
Weekly rehearsals begin in early June and continue until the annual performance in early August. Novice singers are supported by the many music professionals and well-trained singers that are attracted to the opportunity to sing immortal works with professional soloists and top-notch orchestra musicians in an environment focused on learning. Across the three decades of the Summer Singers of Atlanta, both critics and audiences have marveled at the artistic excellence achieved in a truly community setting.
Masterworks performed in recent years have included Beethoven: Mass in C and Symphony No. 9; Mozart: Requiem, Solemn Vespers, and Mass in C minor; Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem; Haydn: The Creation, Te Deum and Lord Nelson Mass; Vivaldi: Gloria; Handel: Messiah (choruses); Orff: Carmina Burana; and dozens of other masterworks.
Membership registration opens March 1 of each year. Our 2020 concert will feature the Requiem of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most beloved works in music history. Our 31st season will be the first under newly appointed Music Director Andrew Phillip Schmidt.
Summer Singers of Atlanta performs:
O TASTE AND SEE & O HOW AMIABLE on YouTube
LET ALL THE WORLD & THE OLD 100TH PSALM TUNE on YouTube
DONA NOBIS PACEM by Vaughan Williams on YouTube
CARMINA BURANA by Carl Orff on YouTube
THE CREATION by Franz Joseph Haydn on YouTube
REQUIEM by Mozart on YouTube