Reading Choral Society Open Rehearsals September 11 & September 18, 7-pm; Christ Episcopal Church
Under the direction of RCS Music Director, Dr. Graham Bier, Reading Choral Society begins its rehearsal season on Tuesday, August 28th 7-9pm at Christ Episcopal Church, corner of 5th & Court Street. RCS will be holding two open rehearsals on September 11th and 18th when the community is invited to come , sit through a rehearsal and then audition to become a singing member of RCS.
Founded in 1875, the Reading Choral Society has a long and proud tradition of presenting vocal music, particularly symphonic choir masterworks, but also exploring and interpreting other genres. Under the energetic and nurturing leadership of Dr. Bier, our twelfth Music Director, the organization seeks to continue to pursue its mission to perform, foster, and advance choral music with a balance between honoring our heritage and looking to the future. Its educational programs now encompass regular performances with invited local high school and college choirs. While continuing the tradition of programming master choral works, the Society has expanded its repertory to include the more frequent performance and commissioning of new music and the exploration of more “popular” literature, like folksongs, spirituals, and musical theater.
The Reading Choral Society is a semi-professional chorus from all walks of life with no minimum or maximum age. They are volunteer avocational singers who are determined to present the highest caliber musical performances possible. The RCS choral family is supported by a core of four vocalists. RCS rehearses weekly (late August to Early May) in a professional atmosphere, fulfilling the lives of its members by immersing them in great music, and through RCS performances enriching and enlivening the musical life of the greater Reading community.
For more information about RCS or if you are interested in becoming a member, call the RCS office 610.898.1939 or email [email protected]