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!

 

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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!

 

 

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!

2013 Holiday Marketplace November 24

Join us on November 24 at the Hazel River on Davis Street!

Join us on November 24 at the Hazel River on Davis Street!

The Chorale’s 2013 Holiday Marketplace will be held on November 24, from 11 – 5 at the Hazel River Armory on Davis Street in Culpeper, with so many gift ideas from local artisans and small business owners.