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.
We average about 60 members of all ages and from all walks of life. Membership dues are $40 per person per concert season ($80 per year). Concert seasons run from mid-September through mid-December and from mid-January through mid-June. We have never refused membership to a qualified singer due to finances. Student dues are refunded at the end of each season once the student has demonstrated attendance responsibility. Dues cover the use of a binder with the concert music. 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).
“The Rappahannock Choral Society holds open rehearsals on Monday nights. Rehearsals begin at 7 PM. Rehearsals are held at the Zoan Baptist Church, 5888 Plank Road (Opposite the Harrison Crossing – Giant/Home Depot – Shopping Center). All are welcome to sit in and sing at the rehearsal.
Singers who are interested in auditioning are invited to come to the rehearsal early to meet current singers as well as our Conductor.. At this time, the Conductor will schedule an audition with you. For further information about membership, please email Linda Maple, Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. For audition information, please email Jordan Davidson, Conductor, at email@example.com.
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.