Friends of the Rockbridge Choral Society
  Vol. 30                                        ONLINE  ONLINE  ONLINE                                  December 2017    
Providing financial support   since 1999 for The Rockbridge Choral Society and The Rockbridge Youth Chorale

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Birthdays in Music

Joshua Bell            12/9/1967

     Cesar Franck            12/10/1822
Hector Berlioz            12/11/1803
Mark Your Calendars

January 28, 2018 -
Rockbridge Chamber Singers presents
Songs of Love,
3 PM
     Lexington Presbyterian Church

April 17, 2018 -
Rockbridge Youth Chorale Spring Concert,
7 PM
  Lexington Presbyterian Church

April 29, 2018 -
with orchestra and soloists,
Mass in B Minor, J. S. Bach
                   7 PM
Wilson Concert Hall, Washington and Lee University

A partridge in a pear tree.
A Kelly Nye Photo
Happy Holidays! 
Christmas 2017
      Once again, we sang in the season this December with our annual holiday concert.  The Rockbridge Choral Society and the Rockbridge Youth Chorale joined forces with their directors, accompanists, prop builders and a couple of Jedi.  We had a huge audience who started us off with community caroling.  Then we jingled some bells, caught a sleigh ride, bemoaned our Christmas spending, sang a bit of Hebrew, and ended up with a partridge in a pear tree!  It was great fun.  Thanks to all who came to listen and join in.  We are grateful for our downtown Lexington pre-concert ticket sellers at Linens and Ladles and Books & Co., and to our ticket takers and sellers who labored cheerfully at the door in the semi-dark to make sure all got a seat and the correct change!  Thanks again guys and gal!  And, we are ever grateful to our loyal audience for your support on all fronts all season long.  Merry Christmas!
The Rockbridge Chamber Singers present Songs of Love  
      With Christmas past and the New Year barely rung in, deep winter will set in close upon us in January.  Why not pass the time on a winter afternoon with some songs of love?   On January 28 at 3 PM at Lexington Presbyterian Church, our Chamber Singers will take us on a musical journey of love won, lost and longed for with Brahms, Monteverdi, Elgar, Durufle, Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, John Lennon and more.  Treat your Valentine to Sunday brunch and an afternoon of music to warm the heart!
A Gift  
That Keeps on Giving
     Are you 'so Baroque at Christmas'?  Our youngest singers gave us a rousing rendition of this fun tribute to the financial challenges of the holidays at our December 2 concert.  We are so proud of our kids!  They are way better at memorization than the old folks.  But they had to learn that music from something.  Did you know that each copy of the music from which they learned cost $2.50?   If you are not too Baroque at Christmas, please consider a year-end gift to the Friends of the Rockbridge Choral Society to help us continue to support our singers young and old.  No gift is too small.  Just go to our website,, and click on the Support button. It's easy and so very appreciated! 
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PO Box 965
Lexington, VA 24450