OUR CONDUCTOR — DR. JORDAN DAVIDSON grew up in Northern New York and graduated from the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. He trained in choral conducting and vocal performance under the tutelage of Dr. Rebecca Reames, Dr. Heather Eyerly, Dr. Jeffrey Francom and tenor, Donald George. At Potsdam, Jordan worked as a conducting assistant with the Select Concert Choir, and the Crane Community Choir. He completed his graduate and post-graduate work at James Madison University, earning his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature in 2017. As a professional singer, Jordan has performed solo around the country with choruses and orchestras, including, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre in Logan, UT, Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, Missouri, and the Oratorio Society of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. After graduation, Jordan and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Woodbridge, VA to teach. Jordan currently teaches vocal music at Brooke Point High School in Stafford, VA and Elizabeth teaches chemistry in Prince William County. Jordan and Elizabeth have two beautiful children, Emmeline and Elias.
Jordan enjoys the camaraderie and musical discovery when working with community choirs. He believes in bringing together people of all backgrounds and ages to create special performances for the community. He looks forward to bringing an energetic, fresh perspective to music-making with the choir that engages, enlightens, and inspires the singers and audiences. Jordan is excited to incorporate all styles in concert programing to create an interesting, entertaining, and cross-cultural atmosphere.
OUR ACCOMPANIST — MARILLA HAAS earned a BA in Music from Mary Washington College and a Masters in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has served as pianist for the Fredericksburg Community Chorus, the Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg, the MWC Opera Fest, rehearsal accompanist for the Voices of the Pops and is currently the organist at Spotswood Baptist Church. She has played string bass with the MWC Community Orchestra, the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, the Fredericksburg Theatre Company, Spotswood Community Orchestra, and plays in the Spotswood Baptist Church orchestra. Marilla was the accompanist for The Spotsylvanians for five years before coming to the RCS. Her full-time job is Supervisor of the Real Estate Department in the Office of the Fredericksburg Commissioner of Revenue. She taught Classical Piano privately and at the University of Mary Washington. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her six grandchildren.