Under the direction of Erin Freeman, the Richmond Symphony Chorus enjoys an over 40 year history of bringing choral orchestral masterpieces to life as part of the Richmond Symphony.
Our members donate their time to the cause of keeping choral music alive and thriving. From singing the National Anthem at the opening session of the General Assembly to performing at the Kennedy Center, the chorus is one of the shining cultural ambassadors of Central Virginia.
In May, 2018, we celebrated the Symphony's 60th anniversary in premiere performances of a world premiere by Mason Bates, written for chorus and orchestra. We joined the orchestra in performing Beethoven's Ninth as part of June's Festival of the River under the Big Tent.
Learn more about our leaders, members, and upcoming concerts.
Membership is available by audition only. We'll hold new member auditions on August 4 and August 13, 2020, for membership beginning with the upcoming 2020-21 season. Visit our Auditions page for more information.
If you aren't quite sure, feel free to contact us to request to observe a rehearsal. And, watch this video to find out why we sing.
Listen as members of the Chorus sing the national anthem at the 2015 opening of the general assembly:
Of course, the best way to hear us is to come to the Richmond Symphony! Tickets are more accessible than you might think. Just visit the Richmond Symphony website for more.
Sept 6, 2019 - Orff, "O Fortuna," from Carmina Burana
Sept 21-22, 2019 - Zemlinski, "Psalm 13," Marin Alsop conducting
Sept 27-29 - Orff, Carmina Burana, with the RIchmond Ballet, Erin Freeman conducting
December 6, 2019 - Handel's Messiah, George Manahan conducting
December 7 & 8, 2019 - “Let It Snow” Christmas Pops, Chia- Hsuan Lin conducting
February 15, 2020 - Music to accompany the Harry Potter Film, "Prisoner of Azkaban"
March 22, 2020 - All choral concert, Erin Freeman conducting. POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
April 18 & 19, 2020 - Rachmaninoff, "The Bells," Farkhad Khudyev conducting
For the entire season, visit our schedule page.