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To perform, foster and advance choral music in the Reading and Berks County community.

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GLORIA SINGERS

Over 100 local parochial school students join RCS singers in this annual Community Outreach event. Click GS INFORMATION for photos and information

Interested in Joining?

RCS would love to have you join us! Auditions held following a rehearsal. We rehearse every Tuesday September through April from 7pm to 9pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Reading. Contact the RCS office or a member if interested

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One of America's Oldest Choral Groups - Our 142nd Year

  • SUMMER SING 2 - JULY 21
  • SUMMER SING 3 - August 18
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Open To The Public!

Queens Of Heart, Heaven and Earth!

Love to Sing? Join members of RCS, their friends, and others for what promises to be an exciting and unique Summer Sing:
QUEENS OF HEART, HEAVEN & EARTH
When: Saturday, July 21st from 10am – 3pm
Where: Oley New Life Bible Fellowship Church
Guest Conductor – Mary Larew

Join Mary Larew, Executive Director of Danbury Music Centre, for this workshop which will explore the soaring melodies of medieval abbess Hildegard von Bingen, the courtly love songs of troubadours, the serene motets of religious devotion and declarations of fealty to mortal monarchs -- music written by, for, and in homage to medieval and renaissance women. People who enjoy early music, Gregorian chant, beautiful harmonies, or just encountering some new pieces will surely enjoy the variety of works featured in this Summer Sing.
The $15 registration fee includes a light lunch and beverages.
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SUMMER SING REGISTRATION

Click Here To Register For Summer Sing 2 - July21

SUMMER SINGS2018


Click Here To Register For Summer Sing 2 - July21

Click Here To Register For Summer Sing 3 - August 18

  • June 16 –Mozart, a Composer of Sacred Music Director, Steven Gearhart Robeson Lutheran Church, Plowville Join Steven Gearhart, Adjunct Professor of Music at Arcadia University, for this session. Steven will focus on Mozart as a sacred music composer. Mozart’s Mass in C, K.66 – the Domenicus Messe will be the central piece of music sung throughout the workshop.
  • July 21 –Queens of Heart, Heaven and Earth Director, Dr. Mary Larew New Life Bible Fellowship, Oley Join Mary Larew, Exeutive Director of Danbury Music Centre, for this workshop which will explore the soaring melodies of medieval abbess Hildegard von Bingen, the courtly love songs of troubadours, the serene motets of religious devotion and declarations of fealty to mortal monarchs -- music written by, for, and in homage to medieval and renaissance women. People who enjoy early music, Gregorian chant, beautiful harmonies, or just encountering some new pieces will surely enjoy the variety of works featured in this Summer Sing.
  • August 18 –Northern Lights Director, Matthew Robertson St. Thomas Church, Bernville Join Matthew Robertson, Founder and Artistic Director of The Thirteen (an all-star professional choir), for this workshop. Escape the heat of summer and be transported to the tundra. At once lush and austere, childlike and engaging, the sound-worlds of Scandinavia, the Baltics and Russia are sure to entrance and enthrall singers of all ability levels and interests. This Summer Sing will feature works by composers such as Arvo Pärt, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Tõnu Kõrvits and more.
  • RCS MUSIC VIDEO - FREIGHT TRAIN - Elizabeth Cotten, arr. Gwyneth Walker

    CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO Train

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The RCS Concert Season is underwritten in part by grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
and the Reading Musical Foundation. The Reading Choral Society receives state arts funding support
through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts,a state agency
funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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