C.G. Singers is the top vocal ensemble at Center Grove High School in Greenwood, IN. The group is comprised of students in grades 9-12 and specializes in madrigal, concert and chamber styles of choral music.
Upon his hiring in the fall of 2001, Christopher Pratt inherited a group of performers called Opus One. Under the direction of Dan Andersen, who was its founder, the group specialized in Jazz Literature. In the Spring of 2002, after re-auditioning the ensemble, an interim group was created known as Opus 2002. In the fall of 2002, CG Singers met for their first rehearsal with eighteen members.
That group was the first CG Singers to host what has become a favorite annual event, The Madrigal Dinner in the CGHS Hall of Excellence. This event has grown to celebrate its eighth annual performance the first week of each December and seats nearly 150 guests in what is now, two nights. It features historic costuming, dancers, jesters, knights, and a Master of Revelry in addition to the CG Singers. Thanks to CPO volunteers the Hall of Excellence is transformed to a medieval hall with a stage and long tables for the guests.
Today, CG Singers is a group of 36 select students that specialize in concert, chamber and madrigal styles of music. In addition they hold a demanding performing schedule that includes annual participation in the MIC Vocal Festival, the Madrigal Dinner, and competes at regional and national concert divisions in the springtime.
CG Singers has been named Grand Champion Concert Choir in several regional and national competitions including SHOWSTOPPERS National Concert Choir Division in New York City in 2006, Festival Disney National Competition in Orlando 2007, FAME Orlando in 2008 (Best Repertoire) and most recently at FAME Chicago 2009 where they earned the caption for Best Choral Tone.
The group is under the direction of Jennifer Dice assisted by Sheila Leachman.
Opus One disbanded in December 2001. Opus 2002 formed in January of 2002. 2nd place at Danville High School. CG Singers is auditioned and scheduled to take the place of Opus 2002.
CG Singers hosts first annual Madrigal Dinner in December of 2002. 2nd place at Carroll High School; Grand Champion at Music In The Parks (Kings Island Music Festival).
2nd place at Danville High School; 3rd place at Pike High School earning captions for Best Soprano Section and Best Alto Section.
4th place at Ben Davis High School; 4th place at Ball State University; 5th place at Pike High School; 2nd place at Huntington North High School.
3rd place at Danville High School; Grand Champion at Franklin Central earning captions for Best Male Sound, Best Female Sound; 2nd place at Pike High School earning captions Best Alto Section, Best Tenor Section; 2nd place at Huntington North.
2nd place at Danville High School; 2nd place at Norwell High School; 2nd place Lawrence Central earning Best Tenor Section; Grand Champion Concert group and Best-of-Class, Best Vocalist (Lindsey Smith) at Festival Disney in Orlando, Florida.
Grand Champion Concert Choir at Danville High School; First Runner-up Concert Choir at Lawrence Central High School; First Runner-up Concert Choir at Pike High School, Best Soprano Section, Best Alto Section; Grand Champion Concert Choir at FAME Orlando, Best Repertoire.
Second Runner-up at Lawrence Central High School; Second Runner-up at North Central High School; Second Runner-up at Pike High School, Best Bass Section; Grand Champion Concert Choir at FAME Chicago, Best Choral Tone.
First Runner-up at Norwell HS; Second Runner-up at Lawrence Central High School;
Grand Champion at FAME National Concert Choir Competition in Orlando, Best
Third-Runner Up at Pike High School; Second Runner-up at Lawrence Central High
School; Grand Champion at FAME Branson.
Second Runner-Up at Pike High School; Third Runner-up at Lawrence Central; First
Runner-up at Norwell High School.