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, Linda Maple
Linda has been active with the RCS from its formative days, attending our formative meetings and remaining active as a part of the governing board since then. Linda has little formal musical training but loves to sing and has done so since our inception. She has worked with UMW in various positions, and Spotsylvania County where she has received awards for her work with the County Sheriff’s Office. She is also an avid bowler.
Treasurer, Chuck Parry
Mr. Parry comes to the RCS, Inc. with extensive hands on leadership experience. Entered the US Navy in 1965, was promoted to Commissioned Officer status with a field commission in 1980 and retired from a career of over 23 years in 1989. While leading a division of over 250 men, responsible for million dollar electronic equipment and multi-year budgets, he was awarded 2 Navy Commendation Medals. Subsequently he completed a 20 year career with the Federal Aviation Administration, retiring in 2009. While with the FAA, Mr. Parry was responsible for budgets of over 5 million dollars and was awarded several letters attesting to his leadership and management skills by the FAA and the US Air Force. He was also the founding President of the RCS, Inc. and provided superb leadership in the establishment of our organization.
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. 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.
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.
Mary McKearney, Grants Application
Loras John Schissel, Senior Musicologist, Library of Congress