The mission of the Greenville Choral Society is to foster excellence in the art of choral singing and to provide music education, cultural enrichment, and entertainment for its members and the community.


Greenville Choral Society Interdenominational Church Choir Workshop Saturday, October 10, 2015.

The Greenville Choral Society will be sponsoring an interdenominational Church Choir Workshop on Saturday, October10, 2015, and we would like to invite you to participate. The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Familiarize church choirs with GCS and our mission
  • Provide singers the opportunity to sing in a mass choir
  • Encourage choir members to revisit proper choral techniques
  • Introduce church choirs to various styles of sacred music
  • Enable church choir members to experience the joy of singing sacred music in a mass choir directed by an award-winning guest director 

Our choir director/clinician will be Jerry S. Cribbs of Wilmington, NC, who has been a church choir director since 1968. As an active guest conductor, clinician, and  adjudicator throughout the eastern United States, Mr. Cribbs has conducted well over 100 district choruses, festivals, and shool and church clinics. He has a Bachelor's of Music and a Masters of Music in music education, as well as a Certificate of Supervision from East Carolina University, inclusively. He has public school teaching experience in choral, instramental, and general music at all levels, K-12. Mr. Cribbs has taught at the college level in the areas of choral music, choral methods, music fundamentals, and music appreciation. He is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (NC-ACDA) and has served on the board. He currently maintains membership in the Wilmington Chapter of the American Guild or Organists. Mr. Cribbs is a member of and has held offices, including that of President, in the North Caolina Music Educators' Association. In 2007, Mr. Cribbs received the NC-ACDA's Lara Hoggard Award for Distinguished Service in Choral Music in NC. He was awarded the East Carolina School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.

Our workshop will be held at Unity Free Will Baptist Church, 2725 East 14th Street, Greenville, NC from 9:30am until 4:30pm. The cost will be $38 per person, which will include all workshop handouts, seven pieces of music, and an $8 box lunch from McAlister's Deli.

As soon as we receive your paid registration, we will send your music to you so you can have the opportunity to review it before the Workshop.

Please come and enjoy the fellowship of singing wonderful sacred music with other Christians from a variety of denominations from across eastern NC. Register soon as spaces are limited! 

Registration Form

For additional information on the Choral Society, call 252-353-5495.

Winter Concert

"The Joys of Christmas" 

Sunday, December 6, 2015 3:00pm     First Christian Church                         2810 East 14th Street                 Greenville, NC 27858

The Greenville Choral Society's Concert Choir will begin its's 46th season on Sunday December 6, at 3pm. with seasonal works by Kirke Mecham, J.S. Bach and Gerald Finzi. 

The program at First Christian Church on 14th Street is the first of the organization's 2015-2016 season. Dwight Dockery will conduct the concert, which will feature soloists and be accompanied by the New Carolina Sinfonia.

Bach's "Wachet Auf" ("Sleepers Awake") cantata and Finzi's "In Terra Pax" will be the featured works. The Concert Choir also will sing Kirke Mechum's arrangement of Christmas songs from around the world, "Seven Joys of Christmas."

Through grants from the Wells Charitable Trust, the West Memorial Fund and James J. and Mamie Richardson Perkins Trust, the concert will be free of charge to the public. 

For additional information please call (252) 353-5495.


Children's Chorus
Bella Voce Singers

Youth Chorale

The GCS Youth Chorale is a choir dedicated to the choral education of area high school students. Luke A. Hancock is the director of our Youth Chorale.

The GCS Children's Chorus is a choir dedicated to the choral education of area 4th - 8th graders. The director/conductor for the Children's Chorus and Bella Voce Singers is Paul Flowers.