We can safely say that the 2020-2021 season was unlike any other in our 50-year history. As a chorus, we have committed to taking care of our voices, our projects, our chorus community, and our RVA community.
Our Voices: Members received group voice lessons, theory classes, history sessions, and more, to keep connected to the artwork to which they have dedicated countless years of practice.
Our Projects: We created videos, learned new repertoire, and took advantage of good weather for outdoor popup rehearsals. We also researched and celebrated our 50 years of bringing great choral works to life with the Richmond Symphony.
Our Chorus Community: The chorus took care of each other with online and socially distanced gatherings, care packages, and involvement in Richmond Symphony events. We know that a chorus is more than just a performing ensemble – it is a family. We are keeping the fam together! We're also beginning our grand 50th anniversary celebration – a party that will continue until December 2021.
Our RVA Community: We created music for and with our community. Through shared videos, pop-up concerts, radio appearances, and immersive singing opportunities, we plan to continue to uplift RVA with songs of peace, freedom, and hope.
2020 Fall/Holiday Repertoire:
Ain’t that A Rockin’ - arr. Stacy V. Gibbs
A Silence Haunts Me – Jake Runestad
Away in Manger - Ola Gjeilo
Coventry Carol – Traditional
Deep River – arr. Moses Hogan
Hark (in ⅞) - Stephen Landau
I Can Tell the World– arr. Moses Hogan
I'm Gonna Sing – arr. Moses Hogan
My Lord Has Come – Will Todd
O Guiding Night - Roderick Williams
O Nata Lux - Lauridson
Shenandoah – James Erb
The Waiting Sky - Oliver Tarney
If you are interested in singing with us, visit our audition page.
November 4, 2021 - Chamber Chorus performance, Erin Freeman conducting November 27, 2021 - Christmas Pops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting December 4, 2021 - "A Baroque Christmas," including excerpts from Handel's Messiah, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting February 6, 2022 - Chamber Chorus performances, Erin Freeman conducting March 27, 2022 - (optional for RSC members) Faure's Requiem at Carnegie Hall, Erin Freeman conducting April 9 & 10, 2022 - Haydn's Creation, Erin Freeman conducting May 21, 22, & 28 2022 - Beethoven's Ninth, Valentina Peleggi conducting
September 16, 2022 - Richmond Symphony Gala, Anthony Blake Clark conducting September 17 & 18, 2022 - Symphony Series 1, Valentina Peleggi conducting October 28, 2022 - POPS 2: The Music of Danny Elfman, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting November 26 & 27, 2022 - Christmas Pops, Chia-Hsuan Lin conducting December 2, 2022 - Handel's Messiah, Anthony Blake Clark conducting February 2, 2023 - Chorus Concert, Valentina Peleggi conducting April 1 & 2, 2023 - Symphony Series 6: Mahler's Symphony no. 2 "The Resurrection," Valentina Peleggi conducting May 25, 2023 - Chorus Concert, Anthony Blake Clark conducting