The GGCC presents

John Rutter's Requiem


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DIRECTOR: Diane Cushing

There is never a dull moment for GGCC Music Director Diane Cushing, who plays the role of singer, conductor, and teacher of voice. Diane is the founder of the Greater Gardner Community Choir, and has held conducting and teaching positions across the region. She is currently the conductor the Keene Pops Choir, and has directed the Nashua Symphony Chorus and the Keene State College Concert Choir. Diane has taught voice, Fundamentals of Music, and choral music education methods classes at Keene State College in Keene, NH and at Assumption College in Worcester, MA. Diane participates in the music ministry at Bethany Baptist Church, where she is a worship leader and conductor for special choral concerts. She is a member of the American

Choral Conductor's Association (ACDA) and the National Association of Teachers of Singing



Ted Cushing is the accompanist for Greater Gardner Community Choir, the Keene Pops Choir, 

and is the organist at Bethany Baptist Church in Gardner, MA. Ted also regularly accompanies

community and school choirs within the region, including the Nashua Symphony Chorus and 

Gardner Public School choirs. Ted is also a singer, performing with the GGCC Chamber Singers, Keene Pops Choir, and the barbershop group Monadnock Blend.


The Greater Gardner Community Choir is a non-auditioned community choir open to singers of

all abilities and experience levels ages 14 and up. Since 1996, we have welcomed singers from

throughout Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire from all backgrounds and professions. 

Our season is split into two semesters - the Fall semester and the Spring semester, and singers 

are welcome to stay for one or both semesters. Member dues and music costs will be $65

for the 2020 Spring season. Please see the Members Only page for more information

or if you have financial questions or concerns about joining the choir - we are happy to help you! 

We are a 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to providing singers with a place to sing and

learn about the art of choral music. 


The GGCC typically presents two concerts a year, one in December and one in May. Additional

performances are scheduled throughout the season and are open to all members. Past

performances have included music by G.F. Handel (Messiah), John Rutter (Requiem and Gloria),

and Antonio Vivaldi (Gloria in D). We also strive to perform and collaborate with

instrumentalists and other choirs from across the region and nation, including the Thayer

Symphony Orchestra,Rockapella, the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Cantus, and the Nashua

Symphony Chorus.


     Rehearsals are held on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30pm at Bethany Baptist Church, 72 Ryan Street

     in Gardner, MA (directions). Interested members are welcome to drop in and observe or sing

     with the choir for the first three rehearsals of the semester. While we do not hold auditions,

     we may ask you to sing for our Music Director so that they can place you in the appropriate

     vocal section. If you love to sing, come by and see what we're all about - we'd love to have you!