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!
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!
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.
BRC’s 2014 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.
The Chorale had a great 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!
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.
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!
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 in 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!
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!