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Rockville Chorus has been performing since 1972 for audiences of all ages within the Rockville regional community and surrounding areas in the state of Maryland. Rockville Chorus is a vibrant and dedicated musical organization consisting of 75 adult singers, currently under the direction of Linda Garrettson. Rockville Chorus is focused on developing a wide range of musical genres and styles of choral music. The repertoire consists of classical choral canon, Broadway musical songs, classical jazz arrangements, and original compositions from contemporary composers. Since the late 1990s, Rockville Chorus has been organizing and performing an annual benefit concert for the Rockville Emergency Assistance Program, which supports the most vulnerable citizens of Montgomery County. In 2010, Rockville Chorus traveled and sang in a European Tour, and in 2023, we began singing the National Anthem at minor league baseball games during the summer! 

Who We Are:

  • Rockville Chorus is sponsored by the City of Rockville Department of Recreation and Parks, Arts Division (since 1972).

  • Rockville Chorus is led through the professional direction of Linda Garrettson.

  • Rockville Chorus is comprised of approximately 100 adult volunteer members who have been selected via an audition process and enjoy performing a varied repertoire.


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.

 

Outreach:

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 100-member Chorus. The Rockville Singers (formed in 1999) perform 3 times a semester, and present a different repertoire of music from the Rockville Chorus.

The Singers have been on hold since the pandemic. 


Sponsorship:

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

 

How to Audition:

If you are interested in joining Rockville Chorus, please click the Sing with Us! button in the upper right corner, or  call Betty Wisda, the Arts Programs Supervisor for the City of Rockville at 240-314-8681 or email her at bwisda@rockvillemd.gov. Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. It is a low-stress audition in which you sing scales and musical chords with our Director. No preparation is necessary!

We are currently accepting Tenors and Basses only (spring 2023).

To Arrange a Rockville Chorus Performance:

If you would like the Chorus to perform at your venue, please call Betty Wisda, the Arts Programs Supervisor for the City of Rockville at 240-314-8681 or email her at bwisda@rockvillemd.gov.

Rehearsals:

Rockville Chorus practices every Monday evening from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm. The location is the F.Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. A few times a semester, rehearsals may be held at the Rockville Senior Center at 1150 Carnation Dr.

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 Rockville Chorus are currently set at $75 for Chorus members and an additional $10 for Singer members. 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.

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