WANT TO SING WITH US?
We always welcome new singers to the RCS and endeavor to maintain a blend of voices and a balance between voice sections. Simple auditions enable us to do this. The audition is not difficult – can you sing in tune and follow the music? It helps us determine voice range, voice quality. Don’t worry–if you have done choral singing or have played an instrument, you will have no problem demonstrating you music reading ability.
The Rappahannock Choral Society holds open rehearsals and auditions on Monday nights. Rehearsals begin at 7 PM. Please come a little early to meet some of the singers as well as our young, talented, and energetic Conductor, Dr. Jordan Davidson. Interested singers may come to any rehearsal at the Zoan Baptist Church, 5888 Plank Road (Opposite the Harrison Crossing – Giant/Home Depot – Shopping Center). You are welcome to sit in and sing at the rehearsal. For further information, please call Linda Monner, President at 540-412-6152.
We average about 70 members of all ages and from all walks of life. Membership dues are $35 per person ($65 couple) per concert season. Concert seasons run from mid-September through mid-December and from mid-January through mid-May. Dues cover the use of a binder with the concert music, and a copy of the CD from the concert. Student dues are refunded at the end of each season once the student has demonstrated attendance responsibility. We have never refused membership to a qualified singer due to finances. All music is the property of the RCS and must be returned after the concerts. We do not require you to purchase any special wardrobe. Standard formal concert dress is ladies – black to the floor-skirt or slacks, arms covered over the elbows; men – black suit, white shirt (we supply bow ties).
Our rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7 to about 9 PM. The Zoan Baptist Church has graciously granted us to use their sanctuary for rehearsals. It is located at 5888 Plank Road, or diagonally opposite the Harrison Crossing Shopping Center (Giant & Home Depot) on Route 3 West. Our rehearsals are open to the public.
The RCS welcomes assistance with many of the jobs and projects involved in running the chorus and staging performances. There is music to be counted, work in the lobby at concerts, stage construction and take-down, and more! We can use both brains and brawn. So don’t be shy about contacting us for this.