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.
In 2010, the Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation, Inc. was incorporated under the laws of Massachusetts, formalizing an association of Radcliffe Choral Society alumnae, known as the Friends of the Radcliffe Choral Society, which had supported and mentored the chorus for decades. The Foundation’s annual meeting is held in May of each year; all are welcome!
The Foundation’s involvement with the Choral Society includes fundraising and mentoring RCS’s student management. The Foundation raises funds to provide financial support for concerts and tours, helps subsidize voice lessons for student singers, and expects to commission new music for women’s chorus.
Along with the Foundations of the Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the RCS Foundation provides support to the other Holden Choruses at Harvard for summer tours.
The Foundation also aids spirit and friendship among RCS alumnae and fosters alumnae-student relationships by holding special events in Cambridge and around the country, organizing reunion sings, and hosting summer tour reunions. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!
RCSF Mission Statement
Mission: The Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation preserves and advances women’s choral music as a vital part of the musical canon, empowers women to lead rich and creative lives, and connects generations of women with one another in pursuit of artistic excellence and in service to the broader community.
Statement of Commitment to the Radcliffe Choral Society: The Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation is committed to supporting the Radcliffe Choral Society and its activities as the fundamental means through which the Foundation fulfills its mission.