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Who We Are:

  • The Rockville Chorus is sponsored by the City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks, Arts Division (since 1972).

  • The Rockville Chorus is led through the professional direction of Linda Garrettson and piano accompaniment by Donna Ely.

  • The Rockville Chorus is comprised of approximately 100 volunteer members who have been selected via an audition process and enjoy performing a varied repertoire.


What We Do:

  • Provide free choral concerts for the Rockville community and regional audiences.

  • Present two concerts annually (May and December) in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.

  • Perform many other concerts throughout the immediate region in a variety of venues.

  • Sing a varied repertoire that often features works from leading composers including Bach, Britten, Mozart, Rutter, Hindemuth, Thompson, Vaughan Williams, Shaw, as well as many others. The Rockville Chorus also periodically performs/introduces works by local composers.

  • Rehearse weekly Monday evenings at the F.Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.


Outreach:

The Rockville Chorus maintains an outreach group called the Rockville Singers consisting of 20-30 voices. This smaller scale group performs at venues that are not large enough to accommodate the entire 100-member Chorus. The Rockville Singers (formed in 1999) perform 3 times a semester, and present a different repertoire of music from the Rockville Chorus.


Sponsorship:

The Rockville Chorus is sponsored by the City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks, Arts Division.

 

How to Audition:

If you are interested in joining the Rockville Chorus please call Betty Wisda, the Arts Programs Supervisor for the City of Rockville at 240-314-8681 or email her at bwisda@rockvillemd.gov. Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. It is a low-stress audition in which you sing scales and musical chords with our Director. No preparation is necessary!

Auditions for the Spring 2020 Semester were held Jan. 6, 2020. If you would like to sing with us next semester (Fall 2020), please click on the Sing With Us button in the upper right.

To Arrange a Rockville Chorus Performance:

If you would like the Chorus to perform at your venue, please call Betty Wisda, the Arts Programs Supervisor for the City of Rockville at 240-314-8681 or email her at bwisda@rockvillemd.gov.

Rehearsals:

The Rockville Chorus practices every Monday evening from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm, with a short break for fellowship and snacks! The location is the F.Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. A few times a semester, rehearsals may be held at the Rockville Senior Center at 1150 Carnation Dr.

Concerts:

Two scheduled Rockville Chorus concerts are held annually (May and December) in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park. The Chorus also performs for local holiday events in and around the Rockville area as well as outreach for nursing homes and other senior centers.

Dues:

The dues for the Rockville Chorus are currently set at $50 for Chorus members and an additional $10 for Singer members. Dues are paid directly to the Rockville Chorus treasury.

Board:

The Rockville Chorus Board is comprised of chorus members and provides administration and oversight for the organization.