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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
The Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society, and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, with Grammy® Award-winning conductor and composer Craig Hella Johnson, present the East Coast premiere of Considering Matthew Shepard, a “fusion-oratorio” that tells the story of the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming freshman.
Join RCSF Board members and alums at Grafton Street for a post-concert drink!
8pm | Saturday, April 2
Students $10 (SEF eligible) | General starting at $20
More about this piece on the HRCM website here – tickets available from the Harvard Box Office!
The Radcliffe Choral Society will be visiting Indonesia this summer and has shared their preliminary schedule. Follow them on their amazing journey with #RCSIndonesia2016!
May 29 – June 2 | Ubud, Bali
Cultural visits and sightseeing, including vocal workshop at Pelangi High School and a lecture on Balinese gamelan music
June 2 – June 8 | Manado
Rehearsal, workshop, and concert with the Manado State University Choir and a workshop at local orphanage
June 8 – June 10 | Jakarta
Concert at the GKI Kayu Putih with Paragita Choir
June 10 – June 15 | Bandung
Workshops, rehearsals, and concert with the Bandung Choral Society
The 2015-2016 year promises to be a busy one for the Radcliffe Choral Society as well as for the Holden Choruses. Click below to see this year’s schedule in full!
Please join the Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation, alums, and friends for our traditional reunion sing and annual meeting on Wednesday, May 27th in Paine Hall. The reunion sing will go from 4:30pm – 6:15pm and the annual RCSF meeting of members will start immediately following, at 6:15pm.
There will also be a Pan-Holden Alumni Sing on Saturday, May 30th at 3:15pm in Paine Hall. We hope to see you there!
The Radcliffe Choral Society is coming to Florida on their much-anticipated Spring Tour and would love to see you there!
Saturday, March 14 | 7:30pm
Concert with Stetson University’s Women’s Chorale
421 North Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL
Monday, March 16 | 8:00pm
Concert with The Girl Choir of South Florida
First Presbyterian Church
401 SE 15th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Wednesday, March 18 | 7:00pm
Concert by the Radcliffe Choral Society
Coral Gables Congregational Church
3010 De Soto Blvd, Coral Gables, FL
Friday, March 20 | 7:00pm
Concert with Miami’s Children’s Chorus
St. Phillips Episcopal Church
1142 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL
Join RCS and the Harvard Glee Club on Friday, December 5th, at 8pm ET for the annual holiday concert. We’ll be live-streaming the concert from this page, so check back in just before it starts in order to watch (and sing) along!
You can play the live-stream below (wait until 8pm ET on Dec 5; otherwise, you will see an error), and you can follow along with the program here.
We are delighted to announce that we will be live-streaming the upcoming RCS-HRCM fall concert on Saturday, November 1. The concert, “Requiescat”, will start at 8pm ET, and will include works by David Lang, Pavel Chesnokov, and John Dunstaple.
The live-stream is no longer available.
Join us on Sunday, September 28, 2014, from 11am-noon, for the RCS/HGC NAT 50th Reunion Concert at the Episcopal Divinity School Chapel (99 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138).
In the summer of 1964, after three years of planning, a group of 90 singers and 3 conductors (Elliot Forbes, Cecelia Miles Riddell, and Archie Epps), embarked on a five-week, 26-concert tour. Highlights included performances with the Cleveland Symphony in Severance Hall under conductor Louis Lane; the Ravinia Festival Orchestra at Ravinia Park under Seiji Ozawa; the Vancouver Symphony at the Queen Elizabeth Theater under Dr. Charles Munch; and the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood under Eric Leinsdorf. This is the 1964 North American Tour’s 5th reunion, and each one has evoked ever more memories for alumni as they sing favorites from the tour program.
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.
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!!!!