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 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

The Granbury Civic Chorus is currently directed by Carol Barnes.

Carol Barnes

Carol Barnes, Artistic Director of the Granbury Civic Chorus, was raised in Roswell, New Mexico.  She has a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters in Music from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales.

During her nearly 40 years in Hobbs, NM, Carol held a wide range of school and church positions.  She progressed through elementary, middle, and junior high school music positions.  She also served as full-time Director of Music Ministries for First United Methodist Church-Hobbs, directing youth and adult choral and bell choirs.  In addition, she was an adjunct vocal professor at New Mexico Junior College. 

As Choral Director for Hobbs High School, Carol directed three choirs, taught AP Music Theory, and served on the Board of Directors as the Choral Vice President for the NM Music Educators Association.  In 2009, her varsity choir was named the New Mexico State 5A Choir Champions! 

In 2015, Carol and husband, Randy, retired to Granbury, Texas where Carol became the director of the Melody Belles in 2017 and Civic Chorus in 2020.  They have three children and nine grandchildren.

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

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


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!