CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The 31st season has started for Charlotte’s premier choral program for children and youth, Charlotte Choir School. Ticket sales begin this week for the Fall Concert, a one night only performance at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on October 13, 2023.
“Last season being our 30th year was an exciting one and we have not slowed that momentum down. Along with our first concert of the year, this Fall we are excited to be bringing back a past patron favorite, Intermezzo: Wine, Cheese and Chocolate. A virtual happy hour event benefiting the arts,” Executive Director, Davis A. Tapp explains.
First launched in 2021 as a way of raising funds virtually, Intermezzo invites people to gather from the comfort of their own homes for an exclusive and interactive wine, cheese and chocolate seminar put on in partnership with Charlotte purveyors, Assorted Table Wine Shoppe, Orman’s Cheese, & Potts Chocolate. The happy hour event is set to take place on November 5, 2023, right before the holidays.
Rounding out the autumn season, the choral program plans to begin their annual parent-led fundraiser selling holiday greenery on October 2 with orders being open until mid-November. A tradition spanning nearly two decades, Charlotte Choir School partners with a local North Carolina farm to bring fresh wreaths and garland to the homes of many for the holidays.
Intermezzo and Greenery details can be found starting in October at charlottechoirschool.org.
How to buy tickets to the Fall Concert: The Fall Concert will begin at 7:30PM with doors opening at 7:00. Tickets are available to the public beginning Wednesday, September 13 online at charlottechoirschool.org/season.
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About Charlotte Choir School
Since 1993, Charlotte Choir School has enriched and strengthened young lives through excellent, rigorous music education and choral performance. Conceived in the English choral tradition, the program serves young men and women from every background and corner of the Charlotte region, with more than 75 students aged seven to 18 comprising five distinct choirs. Over its nearly 30 year history, the organization has taught more than 800 Charlotte-area students. Entirely tuition-free, the 501(c)3 nonprofit relies on individual contributions, foundation, and corporate support. You can learn more at CharlotteChoirSchool.org.
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Whether you’ve been attending Charlotte Choir School concerts for years, or this will be your first time, we want you to enjoy yourself and support our singers as a comfortable member of our audience. Here are some frequently asked questions about the concert-going experience that may help.
Our choirs love an enthusiastic and appreciative audience, so we encourage your applause. Please hold any applause during short pauses between movements or sections of longer pieces. Once a complete piece has ended, your applause is greatly appreciative. A standing ovation for our final curtain call is always appreciated, too!
Food or beverage is not permitted in our main stage venue, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Please respect the sanctity of our founding partner’s worship space.
Concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. Latecomers and those who leave the venue before or during a work will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program.
Please consider how long it will take you to park, walk to our venue, check in, and have a moment before the show to familiarize yourself with the program and relax. We suggest you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before showtime.
Yes, cell phones and cameras are allowed. However, we require that you turn off all cell phones, cameras, pagers, beeping watches, and other electronic devices before the performance begins — and that you check to see that they are again turned off after any intermission.Audience members may take photographs before and after the concert. Please note, however, that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted during the performance. Anyone seen using a camera, smart phone, or other device for these activities will be asked to leave.
Our main stage concerts are about 90 minutes and are generally presented without an intermission.
Tickets are sold on our website and all tickets are delivered by email to the purchaser. We do not have a will call, and your ticket (printed or on device) must be presented for proof at the venue.
For main stage concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or First United Methodist Church, free parking is provided in the TransAmerica Square parking garage on Seventh Street. Enter on Seventh just west of Tryon and bring your ticket with you to the show for validation.
You’re Uptown for a concert in Charlotte — have fun! But there’s no need to stress. Business or business casual works for all main stage concerts. Most importantly, we want you to be comfortable.
That’s okay! We perform sacred and secular choral music with a repertoire that features a mix of accessible, familiar choral works, and some pieces you may not expect. You don’t need to know anything about our repertoire to enjoy our concerts. We will publish the concert program in advance, with information about the composers featured and pieces to be performed. We’ll also include links to Spotify and Apple Music where you can hear some pieces in commercial recordings. Elizabeth Lenti, our Artistic Director, also offers program notes from the stage with information on what to listen for in a piece.