President, LINDA MONNER
While Mrs. Monner is known to our audiences and fans as the Founding Conductor/Artistic Director of the RCS for the past eight years, she has had a varied career in other areas. Originally a business major at the University of Connecticut, most of Mrs. Monner’s professional years ran the gamut from accounting to administration. As an employee of a publicly traded NASDAC corporation she rose to the position of Corporate Vice President.
Now at the helm of the business portion of the RCS, Mrs. Monner is eager to continue to provide leadership in sustaining and growing the chorus. With the assistance of an experienced Board of Directors and a dynamic new Conductor, she looks forward to a year of creative innovation in the continued development of the RCS.
Vice President, DAN THOMPSON
Mr. Thompson recently retired as a Facility Manager for the Library of Congress at its facility in Culpeper, VA. His skills include numerous computer software programs associated with time management, fund raising, budgeting and sales. Prior to this position, he was a member of the USAF serving at bases in Georgia, the South Pacific, Alaska and Japan, and was a member of the Virginia Air National Guard. He later joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary and served as a local Flotilla Commander and held Division, District and National staff positions. He was a member of the Stafford, VA Rotary Club and is a Life Member of the Richmond Jaycees. Currently he serves as the ‘CFO’ of the Masonic Lodge in Fredericksburg, VA where he is responsible for an annual operating budget of $65,000 and assets of approximately $1,200,000.
Treasurer, FRED MONNER
Fred Monner retired as a secondary school administrator on Long Island. As such, he was directly involved in both producing and administrating a building budget. Prior to this, he worked in finance and auditing for the Second Training Regiment at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
Fred obtained both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the State University of New York at Oswego and did advanced graduate study at the University of Buffalo and the University of Rochester. This gave him the credentials to teach political science at Long Island University and St. Joseph’s College.
As president of Frederick Associates, he did financial and demographic research for a number of national educational planning consultants for school master plans and merger studies. Fred has co-authored a number of books that were published and marketed nationally. Upon retirement from education, he took on the position as director of communications for a third world development company. At the formation of the RCS, Fred was appointed fundraising chairman, a position which he very successfully holds to the present time.
Mrs. Fauth grew up in Long Island, NY but has lived in Virginia for almost 30 years. She has been singing first soprano since she was in middle school with schools, churches and community choruses. She has been a member of RCS since 2010 and has been secretary on the board since fall of 2019. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1988, passed her RN state boards, and has been working at least part-time since then mostly in hospitals. She currently works at one of our local northern VA hospitals. She obtained her Master’s degree in counseling in 2011. Besides working, she enjoys time with her husband of over 30 years, her 4 children and daughter-in-law, and friends. She is an avid reader, walker, hiker, gardener and of course, singer.
Members at Large
Mrs. Thompson is a free-lance graphic artist and owner of The Thompson Group, a woman-owned small business since 1988. Prior to opening her own graphic arts business, she was a sales engineer with the Silver Spring, MD, branch of Robertshaw Controls, a commercial building controls company headquartered in Richmond, VA where she designed pneumatic and computerized electronic control systems for commercial buildings. A former member of the Rappahannock Rotary Club, she was the first woman President of that organization and was Assistant District Governor for two terms. Additionally, she has served on numerous boards of directors in the community. Ms. Thompson is a founding member of the Rappahannock Choral Society, Inc. and has been a soloist and member of numerous choirs since the age of four.
VICKY HANNOLD Music and “show biz” has been a part of Vicki’s life since she was a little girl. Appearing numerous times as an extra in TV kid shows, she knew this would always be a part of her life. She has
studied both piano and violin and spent several years working in theater with staging and costume design. Vicki has sung
numerous solos with the RCS and is especially talented when it
comes to comedic roles. On her non-musical side, Vicki was a Hospital Care
Mr. Szabo’s early work experience was in banking. Working with a large Chicago bank, he was responsible for making sure that millions of dollars of securities moved every day from the bank to the brokers. He helped to create a 200 person customer service area for the bank as they introduced their first bank charge card. Interfacing with managers and contractors he worked with IBM to create the first computer monitor. In his second career he worked for the Defense Logistics Agency where he wrote their first database program. Later he was responsible for running a computer installation for the DLA. Mr. Szabo has been singing for many years and is a founding member of the Rappahannock Choral Society, Inc., serving on the bylaws and budget committees.
Mr. Nordlof and his wife Sharon recently made the move from the Midwest (Chicago/St. Louis) to Virginia to be close to family. He is pleased to be part of the RCS family as a singer and a board member. A native of the Chicago area, he graduated from the University of Illinois (and later earned an MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management. After service in the U.S. Army, he worked as a corporate officer and builder in the new home industry and as a Realtor. He is currently affiliated with Samson Properties in Fredericksburg.
Choral singing has been a lifelong passion, from high school choruses and musicals, university glee club, Seventh Army Soldier’s Chorus (in Germany), Lyric Opera in Chicago to numerous community choral organizations. A few of his many memorable choral experiences include, singing for the Pope in Italy, singing to 18,000 fans in the Chicago Stadium, singing in an ancient amphitheater in Greece, singing in the chorus for Don Carlo at the Lyric Opera in Chicago, and singing for U.S. troops at Christmas on the border with Soviet East Germany. Above all, he values the multitude of friendships he has made being part of wonderful organizations like the Rappahannock Choral Society
Jennifer has been singing since she was 7 (thank you Girl Scouts!) and previously sang in her college touring group, and in Boston as part of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (the official chorus for the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops) for five years. She then moved to Chicago, where she lived for 23 years and performed in numerous musical theatre shows, cabaret solo concerts and as the main female vocal in the country bluegrass band called Crow Island. Jennifer moved to Virginia in August of 2019 and is delighted to join the RCS as a second alto. When she was not singing, Jennifer worked as as an FBI Special Agent for over 25 years and was also in house counsel for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She and her husband Gary live in Fawn Lake and have three daughters between them.
Mary McKearney, Grants Application
Loras John Schissel, Senior Musicologist, Library of Congress