Biography

 The Nashville Singers organization was founded in November of 2008 by a handful of men committed to excellence in vocal and choral performance. The chorus performs a diverse, primarily a cappella repertoire, covering many genres of music.

Since its formation, this volunteer vocal ensemble has grown from four to a dozen singers, learned over 80 songs, released two audio CDs, racked up 114 performances for 70 clients in 11 counties across Tennessee, and produced a successful concert series which has attracted 2,800+ attendees from 43 cities in 10 states across the USA. Performances by the Nashville Singers have been enjoyed by over 50,000 people to date.

The Nashville Business Journal’s annual “Book of Lists” has ranked the Nashville Singers in the “Top 10” in their annual list of the top performing arts organizations in Middle Tennessee for four consecutive years.

The Nashville Singers have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many talented performing artists that include Ringmasters, Vintage Mix, Steve Williams, Erica Lane, Grace Thomson, Melody Myers, Kasey Hammond, Jennifer Danielle Green, Noelle LaRue, Music City Chorus, Lunch Break Quartet, The Suntones, Fisk Jubilee Singers, Nashville in Harmony, TuneTown Show Chorus, Metro Nashville Chorus, MLK Reunion Choir, The O'Donnells, MET Singers, Music City Youth Orchestra, Sound Company Children's Choir, and the Midnight Ramblers.

The Nashville Singers have also enjoued singing for several dignitaries, including Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, United States Senator Trent Lott, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey. 

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FAQ

 

Q: Who are the Nashville Singers?   

A:  Nashville Singers was founded in 2008 by a handful of men who had the desire to join their voices with the voices of others committed to excellence in vocal and choral performance.   

Q: Who are the members of the organization?   

A: Our members come from all walks of life and and and reside across Middle Tennessee. The Nashville Singers is an arts organization. We have an open-door policy, respectful of diversity and welcoming to all male singers who demonstrate the ability, desire, and a commitment to excellence in vocal and choral performance.   

Q: What if I can't make a performance? 

A: While the quality of the chorus depends to a certain extent on the continuity of the individuals that make it up, we understand there may be many things in your life more important than the Nashville Singers. We do ask you to make a commitment to us, and that we make the same commitment to you, but you should not feel that you have to be able to make every single appearance to be one of us.   

Q: Do you have to sing to join Nashville Singers?  

A: No. A special class of membership has been created to allow "non-singers" to be a part of Nashville Singers. Associates assist the organization in a wide range of activities including administrative support.   

Q: How do I join as a singing member?    

A: Auditions can be scheduled at your convenience. For additional information, visit the auditions page of this website or send an email to membership@nashvillesingers.org.     

Q: Do you have to read music to be a singing member?   

A: Singing members do not have to read music to join Nashville Singers. Part-predominant learning media is provided for most songs in the repertoire. The chorus asks that all members have a commitment to the mission of the organization and the desire to perform.   

Q: Can I be added to the mailing list?  

A: To be added to the Nashville Singers mailing list, simply text the word "SINGERS" to 42828  

Q: Will the Nashville Singers sing for me or my organization?  

A: Nashville Singers is open to invitations to sing for audiences around the world. As a volunteer chorus our available performance time is limited. For information on booking the full chorus or a quartet, send an email to bookings@nashvillesingers.org.   

Q: Do the Nashville Singers tour?   

A: The Nashville Singers are available to perform world-wide when afforded the invitation. As an all volunteer chorus, the chorus has limited financial resources to make such ventures.   

Q: Are the singers professionals?   

A: All of the singers in Nashville Singers are volunteers and receive no compensation for their participation in the chorus. The members come from a variety of professions and walks of life.  

Q: Are the singers paid to perform?   

A: All of the singers in Nashville Singers are volunteers and receive no individual payment for their participation.   

Q: How long has Nashville Singers been in existence?   

A: The first public meeting of this new ensemble took place on November 13, 2008 at the Harborview at Cheswicke community clubhouse.   

Q: What repertoire does the chorus perform?  

A: The chorus is committed to performing a wide range of musical styles at a very high level. The repertoire encompasses many genres, from popular music, songs of Broadway, movies, musicals, Americana, traditional, southern gospel, patriotic, holiday, and sacred music.    

Q: How often are rehearsals held?   

A: The chorus meets on the first three Thursday evenings of each month, from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Rehearsals are held at the Whitworth Memorial Baptist church, located at 3014 Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN 37214. There are occasional deviations from this schedule so check out our weekly email newsletter for confirmation.   

Q: What costs are associated with membership?  

A: Student dues are $12.50 per month. Standard dues are are $25 per month. Dues can be can be debited from your bank account on a monthly basis, or paid in blocks of six or 12-months. The dues structure is subject to change. Members are also required to purchase their own wardrobe items (a one-time expense of approximately $130). There are other occasional costume expenses but these tend to be very small.  For more information, email membership@nashvillesingers.org or call 615-852-7464