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.
Join RCS, RCSF, and the wider Harvard community at a number of events at the beginning of November:
This November, join fellow alumnae/i from across the University to celebrate Harvard’s inaugural Women’s Weekend, developed in close partnership with HAA Shared Interest Groups (SIGs). This weekend’s goal is to engender relationships with alumnae across Harvard, and to showcase those SIGs.
The Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation is working on organizing a sing on Saturday, November 5 – stay tuned for more information on when and where.
Radcliffe Choral Society and Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Friday, November 4, 2016 | 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
Join RCS and HRCM in celebrating the diversity in our musical lives and the common bonds of our shared humanity, on the first night of the Harvard Women’s Weekend. This creative journey across varied genres, cultures, and styles explores timeless themes of sorrow, unity, memory, ritual, love, and joy through song. HRCM and RCS will present the world première of “In the Name of Music” by Harvard alumnus Robert Kyr, alongside folk music, contemporary pieces, and other works.
The Creative Class: Gustavo Dudamel
in Conversation with Deborah Borda, President and CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic
With special guests, the Longy Sistema Side by Side Orchestra
Monday, November 7, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.
Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
A recommendation from the current President of the RCS Foundation and Director of Gift Planning at the LA Philharmonic, Susan Reardon.
Borda and Dudamel are widely credited with leading the most successful symphonic organization in the country, designing a forward-thinking and innovative approach to shaping the role of orchestras in the 21st century. Together, Borda and Dudamel have partnered to develop a portfolio of influential artistic and educational programs, including such high-profile initiatives as the in/SIGHT series, the most active commissioning program in the country and the El Sistema-inspired YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles).
RCS will be traveling in the Pacific Northwest from January 13 – 21, 2017 and stopping in Seattle and Portland! It will be ten years since the choir last toured the region and they are excited to go back. RCS is looking forward to reconnecting with alumni and immersing themselves in the region’s choral tradition. The current proposed schedule is as follows:
- Friday, January 13: arrive in Seattle
- Sunday, January 15: RCS concert in Seattle, location TBD
- Monday, January 16: drive to Portland
- Wednesday, January 18:
- Concert with Portland State University (Lincoln Recital Hall, ~7:30 PM), with a potential performance of “In the Name of Music,” commissioned by the Harvard Choruses and composed by Eugene-based composer Robert Kyr
- Thursday, January 19:
- Free morning in Portland
- Drive to Seattle
- Friday, January 20: Performance with Seattle Pro Musica and Northwest Girlchoir
- Saturday, January 21: Travel back to Boston
If you would like to get in touch with the tour team, especially if you are able to house singers during their trip, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Concerts listed without specified location take place at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
Join us in Cambridge for the following RCS performances and sings during the 2016 commencement and reunion weeks:
RCS Farewell to Cambridge Concert – to launch the RCS tour to Indonesia!
Saturday, May 21, 3 pm, Sanders Theatre
RCS-HGC Class Day Yard Concert
Wednesday, May 25, 8 pm, Tercentenary Theatre
RCS REUNION SING – Beverly Taylor conducting
Thursday, May 26, 4:30 pm, Holden Chapel
The RCS reunion sing will be held immediately following the Harvard Alumni Exercises in Harvard Yard. All are welcome to join us in singing some RCS favorites, friends and family included! No RSVP required.
Holden Reunion Sing – Jameson Marvin conducting
Saturday, May 28, 3 pm, Paine Hall
The Holden reunion sing will feature sing-throughs of the Fauré Requiem and Haydn Lord Nelson Mass. No RSVP required.
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.