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Blue Ridge Chorale sings for the Community Tree Lighting

October 15th, 2015 | Posted by Kate Costa in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Blue Ridge Chorale sings for the Community Tree Lighting)

 

Culpeper Downtown Holiday Open House Sunday, November 22, 2015 ~ 12:00 (noon) to 5:00 PM

Community Tree Lighting 5:30 PM

Start your holiday shopping in Historic Downtown Culpeper. You’ll find something for everyone on your gift list in one of our many specialty shops: from delicious chocolates, unique art, distinctive clothing, and specialty foods to bird feeders and snow shovels, plus so much more. So, come enjoy the convenience of shopping downtown and the personal service our merchants always provide!

Join the Chorale for a Community Tree Lighting with festive carols beginning at 5:15 with hot cider, and cookies!

Happy Holidays from Culpeper Downtown!

Be A Culpeper Local! Shop Local! Eat Local! Enjoy Local!

This special event brought to you by:

Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. ~ www.culpeperdowntown.com ~ 540-825-4416

Visit CRI’s Facebook Event page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/688612997889182/

A Portrait of the Chorale

July 13th, 2015 | Posted by Kate Costa in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on A Portrait of the Chorale)

At our May 3rd concert at the State Theatre, the Chorale posed for its first portrait in many years. Photographer Sara Rayaprol kindly donated her services for this project; the State Theatre was a fine setting; and the Youth Chorus, the Chorus and our Directors (Bob Burnett and Cathy ter Weele) and Accompanist (Brittany Bache) all looked pretty darn good. We’ll try it again another season with some different lighting and a little placement tweaking, but this was not bad for our first try, and it’s certainly nice to have a Chorale portrait!

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Chorale receives the President’s Volunteer Service Award

July 10th, 2015 | Posted by Kate Costa in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Chorale receives the President’s Volunteer Service Award)

Chorale Receives the President’s Volunteer Service Award In April the Blue Ridge Chorale was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Gold Level, for volunteer service in 2014. This singular honor comes through a drive to recognize and promote volunteerism which was initiated by President George W. Bush in 2002 and announced in his 2003 State of the Union Address. The award recognizes hours of unpaid service, and in this area is certified by the Piedmont United Way. Thank you to our singers and especially to our hard working volunteers!

Wonderful Concerts! “Gloria” was Glorious!

January 7th, 2015 | Posted by Carolyn in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 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

January 7th, 2015 | Posted by Carolyn in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 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.

Singing at Dogwood Village on Sept 12th

October 21st, 2014 | Posted by Carolyn in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 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!

New Season With New Director!

August 19th, 2014 | Posted by brcweb in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 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!

July 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Carolyn in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 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!!

March 6th, 2014 | Posted by brcweb in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on 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!

We helped bring in the Holidays with our concert at the State Theatre! Hear us next on December 16 when we join with the Fauquier Community Band at the Warrenton Community Center at 7:00.

December 3rd, 2013 | Posted by brcweb in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on We helped bring in the Holidays with our concert at the State Theatre! Hear us next on December 16 when we join with the Fauquier Community Band at the Warrenton Community Center at 7:00.)

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