The Commonwealth Chorale of Virginia
Welcome to the Home of the Commonwealth Chorale!
The Commonwealth Chorale is pleased to announce the appointment of
Mrs. Carol Henderson as Artistic Director!
Commonwealth Chorale Fall 2021 Update
Rehearsals for the Fall 2021 concert season will begin on Sept. 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Third St. All interested singers are invited to attend; auditions are not required. The program will consist of choruses from Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Concerts are planned for the first two Sundays in December, exact times and locations to be determined.
Note: All singers should be vaccinated and prepared to wear a mask during rehearsal. Information about singers' masks can be found on the Chorale's Facebook page at facebook.com/commonwealthchoraleva
Performances are free and the community is invited!
The Commonwealth Chorale is grateful to our many donors, supporters, and audience members for their unfailing generosity,
which helps make these concerts possible.
*** Performances are Free of Charge; No tickets are required***
Honored by the Communities for its outstanding contribution to the culture of Southside Virginia, the Commonwealth Chorale features a wide range of choral music, from the baroque to the modern.
Norma Williams, Commonwealth Chorale Founder and Artistic Director Emerita
Ms. Williams says simply, "Music is my life!" Her numerous academic and professional credits:
- Who's who in American Music -- Classical
- Master of Music in Performance, Chicago Musical College
- Fulbright Stuttgart Musikhochschule
- Rockefeller to Milano
- Leading soprano in Europe's opera houses
- Voice teacher at Longwood University
- Chairman of Vocal Department at DePaul University
- General Manager of Lincoln Opera, Chicago, Illinois
- Illinois Federation of Music Clubs
- Member of Illinois Commission of Fine Arts
Intense and Exciting
Members take their music very seriously and have a profound experience recreating the music of the great masters . Pictured left to right: Bob Horn, Alex Haskins, Liz Carson, Meg Sandridge-Mangum.
Members of the Commonwealth Chorale meet on a weekly basis two months prior to a performance. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Farmville Presbyterian Church.
The Chorale invites young people ages 12 and older to participate in many performances.
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Want to Donate to the Chorale? We are able to exist only because of the generosity of our supporters and audience members. We welcome donations large and small. Please consider making a donation payable to Commonwealth Chorale and mailing it to us at: Commonwealth Chorale, P.O. Box 658, Farmville, VA 23901. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation is fully tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. Thank you for supporting us!
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