The Brenau University Department of Music, in collaboration with the Gainesville City School System Choral Department, is proud to present the 7th Annual GCSS 5th Grade Honor Chorus on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. in Pearce Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
For the past six years, the 5th Grade Honor Chorus has been a tremendous success for the participating students and the GCSS choral program. One of the goals of the 5th Grade Honor Chorus is to give students an opportunity to experience singing in a choral group and discover if they enjoy this musical activity. Research supports that children who participate in music and fine arts are typically more successful academically than students who do not participate in music and arts education. In chorus, students have the opportunity to develop musical talent, be creative, use critical thinking skills, work collaboratively with other students, develop a discipline of practice and performance and build self-esteem as part of a collaborative group. Another goal of the GCSS 5th Grade Honor Chorus is to build a collegial team of music educators, K-12, in the Gainesville City School System and provide students a seamless, quality music education throughout their public school education.
Bobby Ivey, assistant professor of music at Brenau University, Julia Hamilton, Gainesville High School choral director, and Portia Burns, adjunct faculty of music at Brenau University and Gainesville Middle School choral director, have been working with the elementary music teachers to plan this 5th Grade Honor Chorus experience.
Come enjoy a concert of music making by these selected 5th grade choral students!