About us

Mission Statement

The Granbury Civic Chorus is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and exists to bring high quality choral music to the people of the Lake Granbury area. We are a community based organization and are not affiliated with any particular church. Many churches in our community generously allow us use of their facilities for our rehearsals and concerts.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are Monday nights from 7 – 9 pm in the Choral practice room at  Acton United Methodist Church. Potential members are always welcome to “sit in” and observe a rehearsal.

Please feel free to contact us for more information

 Artistic Direction

Steve and Shannon Quinn

It is with great pleasure that Granbury Civic Chorus welcomes our new artistic director, Steven Quinn.  Steven is an energetic choral director and strives to balance musicality with the message written in song.  Steve is currently the Executive Pastor of Lakeside Baptist Church here in Granbury.  Steve has degrees from Louisiana Christian, Southwestern Seminary and a D.Min from  New Orleans Theological Seminary.  He has pastored in many churches throughout Louisiana, Georgia and Texas but his first love is choral conducting.  He is also a “retired trumpet“ player.  We are excited about his vast experience and the energy and enthusiasm he will bring to the chorus.  

In addition we are welcoming our new accompanist, Shannon Quinn. Being taught by her mother Shannon began playing the piano at age 5 .  She has accompanied many choirs and worship services.  She is a patient accounts manager in the dentistry field.  Shannon and Steve are proud parents of three children and super proud grandparents to Maelynn.  

The Granbury Civic Chorus has been very fortunate to be led by a series of talented artistic directors:

2020 – 2022Carol Barnes
2018 – 2019Ken McDonald
2016 – 2018Corey Moses
2014 – 2016Stephen Sobczak
2011 – 2014Greg Doss
2010 – 2011Bert Johnson
2001 – 2010Suzanne Cate

History

The Granbury Civic Chorus was founded by a small group of Granbury Citizens in 2001, led by Suzanne Cate, the first Artistic Director. It has grown from the Original 19 members to a group of 50 to 60 singers today. We welcome new voices!

Our first several concerts were presented at the Langdon Center Performance Hall. Soon the audiences became standing room only and part of the audience was listening from outside the front doors.  At that point, larger venues were found to accommodate larger audiences.

Concert Schedule

The Granbury Civic Chorus presents at least two full concerts each year. Special concerts have included the openings of the Granbury Convention Center and the Granbury Opera House, the annual city-wide Prayer Breakfast and from 2008 to the present, as well as the Granbury Candlelight Tour of Homes each December. We usually do not have tickets or admission charges for regular GCC concerts but donations are always gratefully accepted at the door. The only other income we have is from advertisement in our concert programs and the annual dues paid by each member of the ensemble. We love our loyal supporters!