The Prince Michel Concert Reception on November 22 is now SOLD OUT!!!

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.

Holiday Season Concerts

quilt copyMark your calendar now for one (or all) of our current season concerts.  Our theme this season is The Gifts of Christmas.  

Join us on November 22 at Prince Michel Vineyards for a 7:00 PM concert with hors d’oeuvres, and wine available for purchase.

On December 1st at 3:00 PM we will be sharing our music at the State Theatre.  Tickets may be purchased through their box office at

We will be sharing an evening with the Fauquier Community Band at their concert on December 16th at 7:00 at the Warrenton Community Center (430 East Shirley Ave.) “Holiday Voices Unite” is free to the public with a dessert reception to follow.

And don’t forget to join us at the Depot Tree Lighting ceremony on November 24 at dusk.

What a concert!

Haley Fritz, left, and Johncie Carlson, right, sing a duet from Wicked.

Haley Fritz, left, and Johncie Carlson, right, sing a duet from Wicked.

Doug Schmit soloing "New York State of Mind" on the sax.

Doug Schmit soloing “New York State of Mind” on the sax.


Kathy and Scott Tester add their music to the songs of West Side Story.

Jack Garber sings a solo from Les Miserables.

Jack Garber sings a solo from Les Miserables.

We had a wonderful time singing our New York concert!  The performance at Open Door Church on April 26th hosted and audience of about 125 wonderful folks; on the 29th we sang for a room of about 50 at the Culpeper Baptist Retirement Community and then on May 7th performed before an audience of 350 at the new State Theatre along with 2 of our neighboring chorales:  the Bel Canto and the Madison Choral Society, in a celebration of choral music in the area.   What a great concert season!

“A New York State of Mind”

Mark your calendars for the Blue Ridge Chorale’s concert, A New York State of Mind, directed by Carole Tomhave, on Friday, April 26th at Open Door Baptist Church at 7:00 pm. The concert features Broadway music, songs of the City That Never Sleeps, and much more! This will be an evening of music, dance and fun for all ages.  Admission will be $10

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for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for family, and can be paid at the door.  Cafe refreshments will be sold by the Culpeper Band Boosters, and dancers from the Excell Dance Studio will perform.  It’s going to be a lively, fun and musical evening, so put on your city clothes and step out to join us in celebrating The Big Apple!

Spring Flower Sale – This Week Only!!

Update: Well, our sale went very well, thanks to you all, and the flowers will be brought to our rehearsal on this Monday, March 25th for pick-up. Special thanks to Joyce Calhoun for wrangling this fundraiser!

The Chorale is selling spring flowers, to be ordered by next Monday, March 18th and delivered on March 25th (which is the Monday before Easter). The choices are: 6″ pots of tulips (mixed colors: 5-6 bulbs per pot), hyacinths (mixed colors: 4 per pot) and white Easter lilies. These are lovely flowers: great for use in the home, and for church or office decoration as well as wonderful gifts for family, friends and shut-ins. All three of these bulb varieties can be planted outdoors for recurring blossoms each spring. The plants cost $8 per pot, with a free pot added to every 7 of the same plants in one order – for instance, ordering 7 pots of tulips will get you 8 at no extra cost.

We are taking orders this week only. Email or call for more information, and get your order to us by next Monday, March 18th. Flowers can be picked up at our rehearsal on Monday the 25th.

As a not-for-profit community chorale, our fundraising proceeds are a major support of our budget. Your participation in our fundraising events is valuable, and we greatly appreciate it!

Busy Rehearsing!

February 2013 Rehearsal 008With 40 members enrolling this spring, we have a full house for a busy season!  We’ll be singing songs of and about New York City, including Broadway favorites.  This is such a fun concert!

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Christmas Concert 2012!

We had a wonderful Christmas concert season. We sang carols at the Community Tree Lighting in Culpeper, and sang our concert program for and with folks at the Boxwood Center. We then performed an Evening Out concert at Prince Michel Vineyards. Our final “Sing We Now of Christmas” concert was at Reynolds Memorial Church in Sperryville, where we were accompanied by the Culpeper Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir. It was a terrific concert in a beautiful, historic setting, and Reynolds rang with Christmas spirit and joy!

We Had a Wonderful Christmas Concert!

Second Annual Holiday Marketplace Nov 17th

(We still have space for a few more vendors.  Call us at 540-223-5462 if you’re interested)

Here’s News: Christmas Shopping Can Be Fun!  

Christmas shopping really can be fun!

  • It’s fun to shop when the environment is comfortable and supportive and there’s a wide variety of goods available.
  • It’s fun to shop when you can share the experience with friends and family, and can get your lunch and snacks on location.
  • It’s fun to shop when you know your holiday budget is buying unique, high quality items while helping support local craftspeople, businesses, farms and vendors.
  • It’s fun to shop when one shopping trip can provide all these benefits and when you know your shopping is helping support a true community resource: the Blue Ridge Chorale.


On Saturday, November 17th, the Chorale is sponsoring its Holiday Marketplace at The Depot in Culpeper, from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. We’ll have up to 20 local artisan, specialty, farm and food businesses there.

Products available will include:   Unique, original designs in handmade jewelry and scarves.    Fine china and home decorations.  A wide selection of beautiful handmade pottery and crafts, all from this area.   Delicious homemade cakes, sweet breads and pies, to take home with you or to order for your holiday table.   Pretzel rolls, apple butter and baked goods.          Alpaca wool yarn and products.  Pampered Chef kitchenware.   A wide variety of textile products.  Hand painted signs and decorations.  Handbags and jewelry.   Sumptuous sauce and seasoning blends. Naturally scented oils and creams.  and… much, much more!

Put some merriment into your shopping at the BRC Holiday Marketplace!

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