We are excited to announce that we have accepted an invitation for Pro Arte and Cavalieri to perform at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington DC on Saturday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m.! The Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates (Hope's former student) surprised us by recommending GRCC for this performance. As a Composer-in-Residence's Pick, GRCC's transportation will be paid for by the Kennedy Center and they will provide GRCC with an honorarium as well. The concert is free and open to the public on a first come first served basis. Mark your calendars!
We are so pleased to announce our Sat. October 17th, all day workshop featuring guest director Dr. Paul Kwami of Fisk University and all the GRCC choirs, First African Baptist, Trinity Baptist, and Ebenezer Baptist Adult and Children's Choirs. The 4:00 p.m. "Singing in the Spirit" Celebration of Music will be open to the public, at First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Ave., Richmond 23222.
Please read more about our guest director, Dr. Paul Kwami.
Call 804-201-1894 to find out how you can enroll for the 2015-2016 season. Rehearsals begin September 14 (intermediate Concert Choir) and September 15 (beginner Treble Choir.) We have an exciting season planned. Do you know a kid who loves to sing?
Join now and you will get to participate in the following special event, featuring Dr. Paul Kwami, director of the famed Fisk University Jubilee Singers:
Sat., October 17, Singing in the Spirit, First African Baptist Church, 2700 Hanes Avenue, RVA, all-day workshop with First African Baptist, Trinity Baptist, and Ebenezer Baptist Adult and Children's Choirs with guest director Dr. Paul Kwami, 4:00 p.m. celebration of music open to the public - All Choirs (About Dr. Kwami, click here)
Don't miss GRCC's 18th annual Spring Concert featuring all levels of the award winning Greater Richmond Children's Choir, under the direction of Hope Armstrong Erb, Pete Curry, and Crystal Jonkman. This FREE concert takes place on Sunday June 7th at 4:00 PM at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, 4819 Monument Ave., 23230. Love great music? Thinking about enrolling? Come and hear us - you will be glad you did! (Call 804-201-1894 for more information.)
Camp will be held at Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd.
Aug. 10-14, 2015, 9 am-2 pm for Treble and Concert Choirs. (Noon-5:30 for the advanced Pro Arte and Cavalieri Choirs)
Pack a lunch, snack, water bottle, and pencil.
Camp will end with a parent observation and potluck reception at 2:00 pm on Friday at the church. Friends and family are welcome!
Camp tuition is $140. If the chorister then commits to the full season $100 of the fee they paid for camp is applied as a credit against the $475 tuition, meaning they would pay a balance $375 for the season. Click here for forms.
Enroll now for camp August 10-14 or for the whole 2015-2016 season! Children ages 8 and up who love to sing and want to learn with a diverse and dedicated group of musicians are welcome. No audition needed for the entry level choir. The Greater Richmond Children's Choir will be holding auditions and an information session for the 2015-2016 season on Tuesday May 12th, with an information session at 7:00 pm. The session will be held at Grace & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 8 N. Laurel St., Richmond 23220. (Come to the rear door.) Please call to make an appointment and for more information. 804-201-1894. Join us!
GRCC's Pro Arte and Cavalieri choirs are performing in the Capitol Opera Richmond production of the delightful Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta Iolanthe. Tickets are available on the COR website and at the door, May 8th and 9th, at 7:30 PM, at the Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd., Henrico 23075. Don't miss the fun!
GRCC Concert Choir member Jack Rigdon will be singing with the Richmond Symphony, May 9th and 10th, performing the boy solo part in Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms. He has already performed the excerpts beautifully twice with us and was wonderful. Way to go Jack!
You can read about the concert and how Jack came to be chosen from students from three different Richmond children's choirs here.