Welcome, Alumnae!

For many of us, memories of singing and touring with RCS are among the most meaningful of our Radcliffe and Harvard experiences. The Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation (RCSF) is dedicated to supporting the activities of the current Choral Society, strengthening the RCS community, and honoring our shared experiences and proud traditions.

Explore our website to find more information on the purpose and structure of the Foundation, along with information on recent and upcoming events. Learn how you can contribute by offering your financial support, or by getting involved with current RCS and Foundation initiatives. We’d love to hear from you; email president Antonia Fraker Esposito at president@rcsfoundation.org to get in touch.

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Holden 2020 Update

Visit our Holden 2020 page to get the inside scoop on the research Ann Marie Lindquist ’84 has been working on, and a general update on the task force and its findings.

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Congratulations, Beth!

RCS’s current resident conductor, Beth Willer, just won an amazing award! Chorus America, the country’s most prestigious service organization for choral music, just awarded her the 2014 Louis Botto Award. Past receipts have all founded and led the country’s most important professional vocal ensembles. The award honors a visionary leader willing to present adventurous programming, place artistic achievement above personal gains, take risks in creating a superior artistic product, and continuously advance the artistic mission of the ensemble. Congratulations, Beth!!!!

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Follow RCS on Tour!

RCS is on tour in New Orleans and Texas, and they’ve made it easy for you to follow along — digitally, that is!

Use #singininthesouth to filter posts in Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook down to what RCSers have shared.

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RCS-HGC Jr Parents Weekend Concert

We’re live-streaming this Friday’s Junior Parents Weekend concert! Check back in on Friday, Feb 28, at 8pm ET to watch the live-stream. You can view the program here.

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Calling all Holden Choruses Alumni …

As those of you attending reunion this year start planning for the festivities, keep in mind a special event!

This coming May, the Harvard Class of 1989 will gather for its 25th Reunion. The capstone of the weekend’s festivities will be the traditional Saturday evening Boston Pops Concert.

This year, the Class of 1989 is inviting all Holden alumni to take the Pops over even more by storm with class member Alan Gilbert at the podium and a number of class members as featured soloists in the concert. The big finale of the evening will be a performance of “Make Our Garden Grow” from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Holden Choruses alumni are encouraged to join the chorus for what promises to be a most memorable music-making occasion. Please sign up no later than March 30, 2014 by sending an email to: makeourgardengrow89@gmail.com.

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6th Annual Holiday Alumni Messiah Sing

To all NY residents and visitors:

Join other RCS, HGC, and HRCM alums in the annual Messiah sing on December 16th. All events take place within 1-2 blocks of the Lincoln Center.

The schedule is:
Pre-Concert Cocktails and Dinner: 5:30pm-7pm
The Smith Restaurant
Seating is limited, so please register today to get a seat.

Messiah Sing: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center
Group discount available if you register by Dec 15th! Bring your score or borrow them at the event.

Afterparty: 10:30pm-end
P.J. Clarke’s
Free hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and holiday spirit!

RSVP here to buy tickets to the Sing and confirm your presence at dinner. Please contact Cathy Josman (HRCM ’84) at cjosman@post.harvard.edu or (617) 851-0557 with questions.

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Hi all,

Many apologies for the belated program, but you can find it below in PDF form. I hope you enjoyed the show!

RCS HRCM Fall Concert Nov 2013

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Live Streaming the RCS-HRCM Fall Concert

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be live streaming the RCS-HRCM fall concert this year. Alums from anywhere in the world are invited to tune in at 8pm ET on Saturday, Nov 9, to experience the concert wherever they are.

You can watch the live-stream here:

Since this is the first time we’re testing this, we’d love feedback! Please email kannan.kavita@gmail.com with comments about the video experience.

Enjoy the show!
Kavita Kannan
VP, Alum Affairs

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RCS 2013-2014 Choral Calendar

The academic year has started in Cambridge, and we’re looking forward to a year of wonderful music! We are pleased to share this year’s RCS choral engagement calendar. You can buy tickets online at the Harvard Box Office if you’re in town. All non-tour concerts will be at 8pm in Sanders Theatre. We look forward to seeing you here!

Saturday, November 9, 2013 | Fall Concert
with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum

Friday, December 6, 2013 | Christmas in Sanders
with the Harvard Glee Club

Friday, February 28, 2014 | Junior Parents Weekend Concert
with the Harvard Glee Club

March 14-23, 2014 | Spring Break Tour
performances in New Orleans and Texas – stay tuned for details!

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | Verdi’s Requiem
with the Harvard Glee Club, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra

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Andy Clark featured in Music Department newsletter

A happy winter to you all! I wanted to share with you this piece on Andy Clark & the choral program in the most recent music department newsletter. Andy talks a lot about what he values in the program and what his plans are going forward. There’s also a nice picture of RCS with their grand prize from the 5th International Competition for Chamber Choirs at Petrinja, Croatia.

Harvard music department winter 2013 newsletter

Jenny Wolahan
President RCS Foundation

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