The Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (GSO), and Master Chorale (GMC), are East County's answer to quality classical music performances. Under the musical direction of Randall Tweed, the seventy-member orchestral and forty-member choral ensembles are comprised of music and non-music majors, music teachers, and talented musicians from the community. Both ensembles are by audition only!
The members of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale perform music from the Baroque to present day, and in building on the past our multimedia presentations include standard repertoire through film music. Encompassing orchestral, choral, ballet and chamber music as well as our String Outreach Program, Grossmont is performing near you! Catch us on Facebook, Instagram.
Both ensembles will be rehearsing on-campus as well as performing in our new concert hall: Performing & Visual Arts Center.
Due to current Covid-19 protocol class maximum occupancies, the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra (GSO) will rehearse in instrumental families on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7 pm starting August 18, 2021:
String Orchestra: Room 26-225
Representative Repertoire: Hailstork: Sonata da chiesa, Wiren Serenade Op. 2, Rota String Concerto
Woodwind Octet: Room 26-224
Representative Repertoire: Marteau Serenade Op. 20, Baksa Octet for Woodwinds
Brass/Percussion Ensemble: Room 26-221
Representative Repertoire: Ewazen Symphony in Brass, Magle Fanfare for the Royal Danish Orch.
The Grossmont Master Chorale (GMC) will rehearse in room 26-225 on Tuesday evenings beginning at 7 pm starting August 17, 2021:
Representative Repertoire: Hagenberg You Do Not Walk Alone, Hawes The Pure in Heart, Leavitt "Kyrie" from Petite Mass, Parsons Shenandoah, Quigley Steal Away, Patterson Think On These Things
GMC: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 beginning at 6:30 pm in Room 26-225
GSO: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 beginning at 6:30 pm in Room 26-221
Please contact Dr. Randall Tweed to confirm a specific audition time.
Application & Registration: Auditioning for Grossmont College ensembles require students to apply to the college (found on the Grossmont College homepage: www.grossmont.edu). Registration will occur upon successful audition into the ensemble.