Tuesday, May 5th is Give Local Piedmont Day, and the Blue Ridge Chorale is included!

     This year, we have the honor of being listed among the non profit community organizations which are part of the Give Local Piedmont drive. It comes around this Tuesday, May 5th.  We’re hoping you’ll take a few minutes to make a donation by debit or credit card to the Blue Ridge Chorale during this event. 
 
How do I make a donation?
     On Tuesday, May 5th, for the full 24 hours from 12:00 am to midnight, you can visit www.givelocalpiedmont.org.  To see the organizations which are receiving donations, you can search by category, or write in “Blue Ridge Chorale.”  Or, you can go directly to the Blue Ridge Chorale’s donation page from this email at  https:/givelocalpiedmont.org/#npo/blue-ridge-chorale, and there can choose the amount you want to donate. Donation minimum for this event is $10. There is no maximum gift amount.

There are so many worthy local causes.  Why should I donate to the Chorale?

There are many worthy non-profits who support our communities in various ways. We’re actually hoping you’ll donate to several organizations as well as the Blue Ridge Chorale, your community chorus.  We all rely on the support

     The Blue Ridge Chorale is non-auditioned and non-affiliated, which makes it possible for people who love to sing, whatever their age, background, talent or experience to participate in making beautiful music. We provide a supportive and constructive environment with outstanding professional direction and accompaniment, and bring our music to shut-ins and community events as well as offering two different ticketed concert programs each year within the five-county area (Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock).  The Chorale is a resource both for those who love live music performances and for your friends, family and neighbors who are singers and musicians.
 
So, on Tuesday, May 5th, take the time to go on-line to make your donations to the groups which enrich and support our communities. And, please, generously include the Blue Ridge Chorale.
 
Thank you for your support!
Your Friends at the Blue Ridge Chorale

 

‘S Wonderful! Join us for our Spring Concert!

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The lively and lovely music of George and Ira Gershwin and Cole Porter is coming soon to Culpeper, performed by the 55 singers of the Blue Ridge Chorale’s adult and youth choruses, under the direction of Bob Burnett and Cathy ter Weele. Our ‘S Wonderful concert will be presented to the public only on Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m at the State Theatre, 305 South Main Street in Culpeper. Tickets will be available at the door or can be purchased in advance through the State Theatre site, www.culpepertheatre.org. This nostalgic concert of clever and tuneful music is going to be ‘S Wonderful indeed!   Mark your calendars now for May 3!

 

Wonderful Concerts! “Gloria” was Glorious!

 

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The Blue Ridge Chorale’s 2014 Fall season wrapped up with concerts at two lovely and historic locations:  the Reynolds’ Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville  and the beautifully renovated State Theatre in  Culpeper. Singing before about 350 people in total,  we had a wonderful time with our “Gloria” program.  Director Bob Burnett, Youth Director Cathy ter Weele  and Accompanist Jesse Ratcliffe as well as guests –  a percussionist, a bassist and a brass quartet –  brought  the music  to life for us, and what fun we had!

 

 

Community Thanksgiving 2014

Community Thanksgiving 2014

 
The Chorale was privileged to take part in the Culpeper  Community Thanksgiving on November 20th at  Culpeper Baptist Church. It was a warm and lovely  community event, and singing there was a pleasure.

NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER:WE HAVE A LOT OF SINGING AHEAD!

    BRC’s 20angel214 Holiday Performances and Events

 

   Sat. Nov 15th, Caroling, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Country Shoppes, Rt. 29 in Culpeper

   Thurs. Nov 20th, Performance, 7:00 PM, Community Thanksgiving, Culpeper Baptist Church.

   Sun. Nov 23rd,  Caroling, 5:00 PM, Community Tree Lighting at the Depot, Downtown Culpeper.

   Fri. Dec 5th, Concert Gloria, 7:00 PM, Reynold’s Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville.

   Sun. Dec 7th,  Concert – Gloria, 3:00 PM, State Theatre in Culpeper.

Singing at Dogwood Village on Sept 12th

The Chorale had a grSinging at Dogwood Village 091214eat time singing at Dogwood Village in Orange.  Our concert of old favorites and especially patriotic songs was a hit with our audience and inspired a lot of enthusiastic singing along. What a lovely venue Dogwood Village is!

4th Annual Blue Ridge Chorale Holiday Marketplace will be Nov 23rd

Come to Our Holiday Marketplace
Sunday, November 23, 11:00-4:00 at the  beautiful State Theatre in Downtown Culpeper
Since the Down Town Open House will start at noon: come to the Theatre right at 11:00 to get a head start on your shopping!
We’re helping you get ready for your festivities !  We’ll help you:
– Deck your Halls, with décor items and gifts for all the family, from local craftspeople.
– Deck your table, with gourmet quality foods from local specialist producer.
Deck yourself, and your friends, with handmade jewelry, garments, and accessories!
Our Holiday Marketplace, a showcase for local producers, is sponsored by, and helps support the Blue Ridge Chorale.
Come shop for your holidays with us!
Call us at 540-497-3409 for more information.

New Season With New Director!

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Join us on August 25th for our first rehearsal of our new season.  Our new Director, Bob Burnett, has planned a beautiful selection of           Christmas and winter themed music sure to get everyone in the Holiday spirit.  We also welcome our interim accompanist, Jesse                 Ratcliffe, who joins us while Brittany takes time out to become a first-time mother.  And all of our BRC business will be kept in working      order by our new Board President, Jodi Stone.  It is sure to be a fabulous season with all these new leaders, with fresh ideas, taking              their places!

Singing on July 4th!

P1010218   On Friday, July 4th, the Blue Ridge Chorale participated in the Minute Men Chapter, SAR’s celebration of the Declaration of                              Independence.  Directed by Bob Burnett, the Chorale sang a variety of patriotic songs before and during the ceremony, on the                        Courthouse Lawn inP1010213 Culpeper.  This was a beautiful day, a wonderful family    event and a  lovely way to commemorate the meaning of July 4th, and we        still all got  home in plenty of time for family cookouts!

Let’s Go to the Movies!!

Spring 2014 finds the BRC singing songs from your favorite movies!  Join us at one of our two concerts in May to hear memorable music from the movies–including medleys from  Disney and James Bond, as well as other silver screen  classics!