Who We Are:

  • The Rockville Chorus is sponsored by the City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks, Arts Division (since 1972).
  • The Rockville Chorus is led through the professional direction of Bryan Seith (since 1991) and piano accompaniment by Debra Houston.
  • The Rockville Chorus is comprised of approximately 50 volunteer members who have been selected via an audition process and enjoy performing a varied repertoire.
  • The Rockville Chorus Board (comprised of chorus members) provides administration for the organization.

What We Do:

  • Provide free choral concerts for the Rockville community and regional audiences.
  • Present two concerts annually (May and December) in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.
  • Perform many other concerts throughout the immediate region in a variety of venues.
  • Sing a varied repertoire that often features works from leading composers including Bach, Britten, Mozart, Rutter, Hindemuth, Thompson, Vaughan Williams, Shaw, as well as many others.  The Rockville Chorus also periodically performs/introduces works by local composers.
  • Rehearse weekly Monday evenings at the F.Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.
  • Pay a membership fee of approximately $50 each season (Fall & Spring) directly to the Rockville Chorus treasury.

Outreach:

  • The Rockville Chorus maintains an outreach group called the Rockville Singers consisting of 20-30 voices.  This smaller scale group performs at venues that are not large enough to accommodate the entire 50 member Chorus. The Rockville Singers (formed in 1999) perform eight to ten times a year and  present a different repertoire of music from the Rockville Chorus.

Sponsorship:

The Rockville Chorus is sponsored by the City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks, Arts Division.

Within The Rockville Chorus there’s a smaller outreach group called –

The Rockville Singers: This smaller scale group of about 20 singers performs at venues that are not large enough to accommodate the entire 70 member Chorus. The Rockville Singers perform eight to ten times a year and present a different repertoire of music from the Rockville Chorus.

How to Audition:

If you are interested in joining the Rockville Chorus please call Julie Farrell, the Arts Programs Specialist for the City of Rockville at 240-314-8682 or email her at  jfarrell@rockvillemd.gov.  Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

Your audition will occur when you attend your first Rockville Chorus rehearsal.  It is a low stress audition in which you sing scales and musical chords with our Director.  No preparation is necessary!

To Arrange a Rockville Chorus Performance:

If you would like the Chorus to perform at your venue, please call Julie Farrell, the Arts Programs Specialist for the City of Rockville at 240-314-8682 or email her at  jfarrell@rockvillemd.gov.

Rehearsals:

The Rockville Chorus practices every Monday evening from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm with a short break for fellowship and snacks! The location is the F.Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.

Concerts:

Two scheduled Rockville Chorus concerts are held annually (May and December) in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park.  The Chorus also performs for local holiday events in and around the Rockville area as well as outreach for nursing homes and other senior centers.

Dues:

The dues for the Rockville Chorus are $50 per semester.  Dues are paid directly to the Rockville Chorus treasury.

Board:

The Rockville Chorus Board is comprised of chorus members and provides administration and oversight for the organization.