Who we are
The name of the chorus is derived from the historical Greeley Sings which began in 1886 when David Alonzo Greeley gathered together musicians and music lovers from Pelham and neighboring communities for a full day of fellowship and performance. The original Sings took place on one day with rehearsal in the morning, followed by a community luncheon and the concert itself.
The Pelham Sing chorus dedicated its concert to the memory of Greeley and continues to commemorate his devotion to music and musicians, by calling itself The New Greeley Singers, knowing that the inspiration and talent of David Alonzo Greeley will not be forgotten. Members of the chorus are from many communities within the Merrimack Valley, just as the participants in the original Greeley Sings were from Lowell, Pelham, Nashua, Methuen, Lawrence, Dracut and Derry.
In 1996, the town of Pelham celebrated its 250th anniversary. One of the many memorable functions which took place during the year-long celebration was a resounding performance of the Pelham Sing chorus on April 13 and 14, 1996, at the Memorial School in Pelham. This group so enjoyed singing together, that it was re-formed and re-named as The New Greeley Singers
We perform a variety of music ranging from the Renaissance period all the way to 21st century pop choral songs, including larger works, lighter numbers and Americana pieces.
Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 4-6pm at the First Congregational Church of Pelham.