In-Person or Online

Summer Singers

Songs for a Summer Day

Choral singers–keep your voices in shape during the “off season” by joining Michael O’Neal for a community program of diverse choral music, all celebrating what we love about the season of summer! A highlight of the repertoire will be selections from Johannes Brahms’ gorgeous Liebeslieder Walzer (“Love song Waltzes”) in a new English translation by Christopher Goldsack. Scroll down to view the full list of this summer’s repertoire.

The Michael O’Neal Summer Singers is a non-auditioned summer chorus, now in its 19th year. No audition is required, but previous choral experience is strongly recommended. In-person participation requirements include rehearsal attendance for at least five of the seven scheduled rehearsals, as well as the dress rehearsal and performance; and a participation fee of $75 per singer which will include scores and audio rehearsal materials.

In-person singers will need to provide their own black folder and concert dress. Concert dress must be all black and may be black long-sleeved collared shirts with black pants, or 3/4- or long-sleeved black outfits (can be dresses, skirts and blouses, or slacks and blouses; skirts/dresses must be tea-length or longer), plus black shoes with black socks/stockings.

The 2023 Summer Singers program is also available in MOS ONLINE format, for singers who would like to participate remotely. All registered singers will receive links to the marked scores, audio part-learning aids, and a special MOS ONLINE concert live stream.  Registration is ongoing. Rehearsals can be experienced live via Zoom, or via recorded YouTube videos at a time of the singer’s choosing. The participation fee for ONLINE Summer Singers 2023 is $40. Click here to enroll for ONLINE Summer Singers.


Date Time (EDT)
Monday, June 12, 2023 7 – 9:30pm
Monday, June 19 2023 7 – 9:30pm
Monday, June 26, 2023 7 – 9:30pm
Monday, July 3, 2023 NO REHEARSAL
Monday, July 10, 2023 7 – 9:30pm
Monday, July 17, 2023 7 – 9:30pm
Monday, July 24, 2023 7 – 9:30pm
Thursday, July 27, 2023 7 – 9:30pm
DRESS R Saturday, July 29, 2023 9:30am – 12:30pm
CONCERT Sunday, July 30, 2023 3pm (Call Time 2pm)

All rehearsals and the performance take place at Roswell United Methodist Church.

The repertoire:

Piece Composer
Selected Liebeslieder Waltzes (in English) J. Brahms, arr. Goldsack
Stars for the Summer Night John Liptrot Hatton
As Torrents in Summer Edward Elgar
Song of Summer Anders Öhrwall
Summer Silence Timothy Cooper
All Things Bright and Beautiful (SA) John Rutter
A Summer Night, and You, and Paradise Benjamin Kornelis
Summertime George Gershwin, arr. Mark Hayes
Fields of Gold Sting, arr. Roger Emerson
In the Good Old Summertime/
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
arr. SPEBSQSA, Inc.
Summer in the City arr. Kirby Shaw


General Admission: $20
Live Stream: $20
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