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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2015 Commencement Activities & Annual Meeting

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!

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RCS in Florida!

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
Lee Chapel
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

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Happy Holidays from RCS and HGC!

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.



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Join us for RCS and HRCM’s fall concert!

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.

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RCS/HGC 1964 North American Tour 50th Reunion Concert

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.

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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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