We all have a passion for choral music and want to share it with the community.

-Robert Pritchard, Director


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About Us

Founded in 2002, Renaissance is a select group of about three dozen singers committed to presenting high-quality choral music to Charlotte and the surrounding region.  The group sings short-form classical music from all periods and genres.

We invite you to join us for our 2017 – 2018 season as we again draw from the vast treasure of great choral literature. Our trio of concerts spans more than 500 years of music written for the choral instrument, and there will be music to please every palate. As always, our aim is to present to the Charlotte region the very best choral literature performed to an exacting standard. If you love the sound of voices lifted in beautiful harmony, come and join our musical journey and let the music take you to a place you otherwise could not go. We do it LIVE!

Our next concert:

Our Spring Concert: The Gates of Morning

The Gates of Morning  is composed by Charlotte native Dan Locklair, arguably the most famous composer of this region. And yet, concert-goers would be hard pressed to name a single work emanating from his pen. Contemporary, yes. Listenable and lyrical? Certainly! Our concert will also feature Gwyneth Walker’s The Rose, the Briar and the Bicycle, a contemporary adaptation of three familiar tunes: Barbara Allen, The Fox and A Bicycle Built for Two. Oboe accompaniments add color and character to both this and Locklair’s work. We continue with music and folk songs from both sides of the pond, including Shenandoah and Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron. Lullabies by Eric Whitacre, Neil Ginsberg and Billy Joel complete our spring program.
Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 5 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte
234 N. Sharon Amity Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Other Engagements:

National Cathedral Evensong and Sunday service
Friday and Sunday, June 14 and 16, 2018
Washington, DC

Tickets prices for Renaissance’s regular fall, Christmas and spring concerts are $20 (adult), $15 (senior) and $15 (student). Season ticket price is $45. Children 12 and under admitted free. All can be purchased from members of Renaissance. Reservations can be made by emailing tickets@singers-renaissance.org or by calling 704•425•0165.

“Rejoice in the Lamb”

As the 18th-Century poet Christopher Smart pondered God’s presence in the universe, he wrote, “For I shall consider my cat, Jeoffry.” If you think that sounds a little crazy, you are not alone. Smart wrote his “Jubilate Agno” while confined for insanity in an asylum in London. He was not the first or the last artist whose genius was confused with madness. One hundred eighty years later, composer Benjamin Britten used Smart’s offbeat and passionate poem to create one of the classics of 20th-Century sacred choral music. This year, Renaissance is excited to present Britten’s “Rejoice in the Lamb” as part of its initial concert of our 2017-2018 season.

Since its founding by Bob Pritchard in 2002, Renaissance has strived to perform high-quality, innovative choral music programs for the Charlotte region and beyond. This season, those efforts culminate in an invitation to sing during weekend services at our country’s National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., in June. Given the pervasiveness of current pop culture in our lives, one might think that Renaissance’s passion for and commitment to classical choral music is a little crazy too. But, obviously, we are not alone. It is your love of the music and generous financial support that has made this possible.

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