C Choir Quick Facts

Rehearsal Time: Mondays, 7:00-9:00pm  (DuPont Chapel, Hollins University)     

Ages:                     12-18 years old (7th– 12th graders)   

Level:                    Advanced Pre-Professional Youth Choir

Size:                       100 Choristers

Director:               Ms. Kimberly Davidson

 

About the C Choir:

The Concert (C) Choir is the highest level choir in the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir.  Many of our choristers in the C Choir are completing 4-10 years of singing in the RVCC.  Artistic interpretation is emphasized in great detail.  In our goal for vocal and musical expertise, many styles and genres of music are included in our challenging repertoire.  Students are stretched to reach their highest potential and learn how to perfect each detail of the music to make each song into a masterpiece. While working side by side with Ms. Davidson and one another, the older students helping the younger ones, a great sense of family is created and strong leadership skills are confidently developed. We strive for the highest level of excellence in all areas and expect only the best from each of our choristers. Because of their high level of excellence, the C Choir has enjoyed many special performance opportunities. Along with the RVCC’s annual Christmas and Spring Concerts, Holiday Pops with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the annual Church Tour, and the Community Carol Sing-a-long each year, the Concert Choir has performed at numerous community events, Children’s Choir festivals around the world, and as invited guests at many choral venues in the US and abroad.

 

Behind the name: Why is it called the “C” Choir?

The “C” in C Choir stands for the Concert Choir. While in the younger training choirs – the A, B, and B+ Choirs – the focus is on introducing and training in the skills required to be in a choir, the focus of the Concert Choir is now to use and showcase all the skills that they have learned. Almost all of the choristers in the C Choir have grown up in the RVCC, many starting out as 8 year olds in the A Choir. Because there is such a strong base of knowledge of all the basic skills required for beautiful singing, we are then able to add many layers of depth, musicality, and artistic detail to each song. Always growing, learning, and going above and beyond. To be in the Concert Choir is to always be asking, “Well, that was good, but how can we do it better?”

 

The Nationally Recognized Concert Choir of the RVCC       performing “Stars and Stripes” arr. by John Kuzma as a Featured Performance Choir at the National American Choral Director’s Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah on February 28th, 2015                    

 

C Choir Trip Opportunities and Past Performances have included:

2016    National Children’s Chorus Festival, Carnegie Hall, New York City

2015    Featured Performance Choir at the ACDA National Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah

2014    Featured Performance Choir at the ACDA Southern Convention, Jacksonville, FL

2013    Windy City Children’s Choir Festival, Orchestra Hall, Chicago, IL

2012    Crossroads Festival, Nashville, TN

2011    International Children’s Choir Festival at Canterbury and London, England

2010    Featured Performance Choir, National Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall, New York City

2009    Chicago and Midwest Private Concert Tour

2008    Featured Performance Choir at the ACDA Southern Convention, Louisville, Kentucky

2007    Niagara Falls International Children’s Choral Festival, Ontario, CA

2006    Pacific Rim Children’s Choral Festival, Honolulu, Hawaii

2005    Philadelphia Children’s Chorus Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2004    Featured Performance Choir, National Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall, New York City

2003    Chicago and Midwest Private Concert Tour

2002    Official Inaugural Event for Virginia Governor Mark Warner

2001    Unisong Festival, Ottawa, Canada          

1998    North American Children’s Choral, Carnegie Hall, New York City

1996    Official Choir for the Pageant of Peace, National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

1995    Princeton International Invitational Choral Festival and Competition

1992    Guest concert and workshop at Virginia State MENC/ACDA Convention

1989    Official Choir for the Pageant of Peace, National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

 

*Prerequisite: Minimum of one year in “B+” choir, passing the theory exam, and a C Choir audition – or as determined by the Director.