Summer NewComer Auditions!

Saturday, August 4th       10:00 am - 12:00 pm

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH (1601 S COLORADO ST, SALEM, VA)

The RVCC is happy to announce a Summer Audition time at our new Rehearsal Home, Bethel Baptist Church in Salem.

Auditions will be on August 4th from 10:00am - 12:00pm at Bethel Baptist Church in Salem, VA.

We especially have openings for young singers, entering grades 2-8! For the audition, we’ll sing through the first verse of “My Country Tis of Thee”, check your range and musical listening skills.  

It’s quick!  It’s easy!  It’s fun!  

If you have any questions about the Auditions, please feel free to contact Ms. Kim Davidson, director of the choir.  kimdavidson@childrenschoir.com

New RVCC Location!

We are happy to announce a new chapter for the Roanoke Valley Children’s Choir at Bethel Baptist Church.  The location is central to the majority of our singers, the facility is spacious and beautiful, and the people are kind and generous.  It is a wonderful new rehearsal home for the RVCC!

Bethel Baptist Church is located at 1601 S. Colorado St. in Salem. 

It is convenient to 419 and Hwy 81 and is less than 15 minutes from Cave Spring HS, Hidden Valley HS, Northside HS, Patrick Henry HS, Salem HS, Glenvar HS and William Fleming HS.  

The rehearsals will be held in the spacious Sanctuary with small groups, like the A Choir rehearsing in the Choir Room.  We will also have access to the Fellowship Hall for choreography rehearsing and occasional snacks! Parking is available between the main church building and the new Activities building and also across the street.  On rehearsal days, the choir will hire a professional crossing guard to help children cross the street.

Rehearsals will be on the usual Monday schedule beginning on August 27 for the full choir.  

A/B Choir 4:00-5:30

B+ Choir 5:00-6:30

C Choir 7:00-9:00

Our most heartfelt thank you to Bethel Baptist Church for opening their doors to us and supporting our Community Children’s Choir with perfectly suited rehearsal and storage space.  Thank you Bethel Baptist Church!

 


We are also having Summer Auditions on August 4th at Bethel Baptist!

If you have any questions about the Auditions, please feel free to contact Ms. Kim Davidson, director of the choir.  kimdavidson@childrenschoir.com

Chicago and Midwest Tour 2018!

The C Choir had a great trip to Chicago and the Midwest! They sang at a festival in Chicago with several other Children's Choirs from around the nation with special guest conductor, Lynnel Joy Jenkins. The final festival performance was at the beautiful St. James Cathedral. It was magnificent! Also in Chicago they had lots of FUN with free time, shopping, sight-seeing, a Lake Michigan Boat Cruise, and a special Senior dessert night! 

 

Next on the trip was a stop at Valparaiso University, Ms. Davidson's Alma mater, to sing in the Valparaiso Chapel. Then it was a visit to Amish County in Shipshewana, IN! The choir enjoyed dinner at an Amish farm and after dinner everyone sang songs for each other. A truly beautiful moment sharing music together.

 

The next day the choir gave a concert in Coldwater, MI at First Baptist Church of Coldwater. Ms. Davidson is a 1977 graduate of Coldwater High School and it is always so special to bring the choir back to her home town to perform! After the concert, it was time for cookies at Grandma Myrt's house! 

 Grandma Myrt's House

Grandma Myrt's House

 

The last day was a super fun-filled day at Cedar Point Amusement! Everyone made it home safely and it was a wonderful trip!

 
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A note from Ms. D about the Chicago Trip 2018:

 "My heart is filled with gratitude to our chaperones, trip leader Michelle Sublett, and all the choristers who make me so proud. It is beautiful to watch our choristers not only sing, but interact as team players, kind and helpful everywhere we go. Thank you for making this trip such a joy. Lots of love to all our choir families who are truly like family to me." - Ms. D ️