Last month wrapped up our annual greenery sale ringing in over 700 pieces ordered and sent home for the holidays. With the help from those who supported and purchased a wreath and garland, we managed to reach and even surpass our goal set for this fundraiser. We cannot thank everyone enough for assisting Charlotte Choir School in the continuation of enriching the young lives of so many and filling the city of Charlotte with song.
For many years, our program’s parents have organized a sale of beautiful fresh Christmas wreaths and festive garland direct from the mountains of North Carolina to help kick off the holiday season. This annual parent-led greenery sale is an important part of making the Charlotte Choir School mission possible and keeping our program accessible.
Wreaths come in three different sizes as well as lengths of garland and are available for free pickup, or you can ship a wreath anywhere in the United States. These beautiful symbols of the season are a great way to decorate your home, or as gifts for your friends, family, and business clients. We work direct with the farm to bring the best greenery directly to you, whether you’re in Charlotte or across the country.
Make sure you come back next year and buy Charlotte Christmas greenery direct from Charlotte Choir School on our website.
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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.