Hope you all are having a wonderful summer! We have had an excellent time at our Summer Sings and are getting ready for our fall concert. There are lots of new and exciting things happening with the RMC that we want to tell you about!
1) The first rehearsal for the Fall 2015 season is August 17, at 7:00 pm. This is an open rehearsal and anyone who wants to check us out is welcome to sing with us. Please tell your friends. Come at least 20 minutes early to get your music and get settled before the rehearsal.
Unfortunately, chorale members will NO LONGER be able to park in the big parking lot west of Pine St. Church and North of the Trinity Church. The parking lot immediately to the north of Pine Street behind the Church of Christ Scientist will be still available but there are not many spaces. Plan to come early to find a spot on the street or in one of the city’s parking garages.
2) Auditions will be held from August 12-23. They will be Wednesday, 8/12, and Thursday, 8/13, from 7-8:00 pm and Saturday, 8/15, from 1-3:00 pm. The following week auditions are Tuesday, 8/18, 7-8:00 pm and Saturday, 8/22, 1-3:00 pm. Those wishing to audition should email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Director will respond to each email individually to schedule. See our Auditions page for more information.
3) We have a new Director and Assistant Director!
We are thrilled to announce that Lisa Phllips, formerly our Assistant Director, has stepped up to the plate to be our new Director. She has a Master of Music in Voice Performance Degree from Wichita State University and a long list of accomplishments as both a professional performer and a chorale director. See our Director and Staff page for a more comprehensive description of her qualifications.
We are also delighted to announce that our new Assistant Director is Jimmy Howe. He is a Master’s Student in Choral Conducting and Literature as well as the Assistant Director for the CU Women’s Chorus at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Again, please see our Director and Staff page for a more complete description of Jimmy’s qualifications.
Once again, we are fortunate to have the best accompanist anyone ever had, Norm Anderson. A description of his background is also available on the Director and Staff page.
Founded in 1978, the Rocky Mountain Chorale (RMC) is one of the Boulder area’s oldest and finest community choirs. We are a mixed choir with over eighty active singers. We employ a professional conductor, accompanist, and other musicians as necessary. Our repertoire ranges from African folk songs through modern American choral pieces to major classical choral works. RMC presents two major programs each year and and also sings at various community outreach programs.