Thank you for visiting our website! The Rappahannock Choral Society is a work of art created by a community of artists. “Great Music…Close to Home!”© is created by nearly 70 rich and wonderful voices brought to harmony by our inspirational conductor, Linda Monner, and accented with the talents of accompanist Marilla Haas, percussionist Mike Pipoly and narrator Dan Thompson. Mrs. Monner is retiring her baton at the end of June 2018 (for more information, visit the News Update page which will be updated shortly) and we welcome our new conductor, Dr. Jordan Davidson (visit the News Update page for more information shortly).
As a boy, I was awestruck by Hollywood actors devising masterpieces through their work on the big screen. The RCS invokes the same feeling of witnessing art being created. You’ll be able to see for yourself at our next concert … visit our Upcoming Performances page for more information. Our Christmas Concert will be held in December 2018 at Chancellor High School but we await the finalization of the school’s fall calendar before we can confirm our concert dates. Just as soon as we have that information, we will publish it on this website. Don’t forget that we have a new concert starting time on Saturday evening … 7:30 p.m. (The photo above was taken by Tali Spalvins, one of our loyal Friends of the RCS, at our Spring 2018 concert.)
The RCS, exempt from tax as a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) under the Internal Revenue Code, is entering its ninth year financially secure and growing. A large part of our success is because membership in the chorus is by audition only. Our members come from Spotsylvania, Stafford, King George, Orange, Louisa and Caroline Counties and the City of Fredericksburg. In addition to performers, we also invite other members of our community to participate in and foster our growth with wealth, wisdom, and work from the Fredericksburg business community, educators, and backstage volunteers. If you would like to be part of the future of RCS, reach out to current members for an audition. Visit our Contact Us page to send us an email. Direct your email to “Conductor” for auditions or “President” if you are interested in our board or a committee position. Direct your message to “Fundraising” for donation opportunities.
You can also support the RCS by attending our concerts. You’ll be able to re-experience our wonderful concerts with a CD, available in the lobby on site at our next concert, or request one by visiting our contact page and sending us an email. We have a limited supply of previous Spring and Christmas concerts. They make great gifts!
Best wishes to you and your families! I hope to see you at our next concert where you’ll hear some Great Music…Close to Home!©
David A. Covington
President, Rappahannock Choral Society