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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.

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RCSF at Harvard-Yale Weekend

The Radcliffe Choral Society performs in their first Harvard-Yale Football Concert – Celebrate with a Harvard Choruses Tailgate!

Harvard-Yale Football Concert
Friday, November 22, 2019 | 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street

Streaming live here

The Harvard Glee Club, Yale Glee Club, and Radcliffe Choral Society continue the long tradition of a joint concert on the evening before The Game at Yale University. This will be RCS’s first appearance at this historic concert.

To coordinate with members of RCSF before the concert on socializing and seating, please RSVP here to be contacted with more information.
If you are interested in hosting a remote livestream viewing party, please RSVP here and we will be in touch.

RCSF at The Game: Harvard-Yale 2019
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 10:00am
Landers/Dore Residence

Join Renée Landers, RCSF board member, at the annual Landers/Dore Tailgate hosted by her sister, at her home a 10-20 minute walk to the Yale Bowl. Game tickets not required! Renée writes:

“My sister has been having this tailgate since my son was a Harvard undergraduate and in the HGC. Thus, his friends from HGC, RCS, and HRCM attended and the invitation was extended to all in the groups. The HGC contingent always performed a medley of football songs at the tailgate.

If you would like to sing, learning the songs BEFORE the concert is imperative. Everyone has heard them a thousand times. so really it is a matter of reviewing the words and perhaps some parts.” Please see below for more info about sheet music

Please RSVP to the tailgate here  for details. Bringing a beverage is appreciated, but not required.

New This Year – SATB Harvard and Radcliffe Fight Songs!

In advance of The Game, RCS Manager Samantha Hung writes, “We’ve expanded on the typical Glee Club medley and brought in some of our own songs, and I’m very excited about it. Consolidated, the medley is:

  • 10,000 Men
  • The Cherry Ribbon
  • Yo-Ho
  • R-A-D
  • Harvardiana
  • Gridiron King
  • Soldier’s Field

Please share the PDF with as many alumni as you can reach! We’re also hoping to have one-page lyric sheets that we can hand out on stage during the concert, and Radcliffe, Now We Rise to Greet Thee is being added to the singing of the almae matres at the end of the concert.”

The sheet music for this new medley can be found here. If you are interested in singing at the concert or tailgate, please take a look before Friday!

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Events Coming Up in November!

UPDATE: the starting location for this year’s History Tea has been updated. Please see below.

Two exciting things coming up next weekend in Cambridge – details below! Stay tuned for more info on alum activities for this year’s Harvard-Yale weekend around RCS’s first appearance in the H-Y Concert.

Chords of Might

Friday, November 1, 2019 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Memorial Hall

Enjoy an assortment of musical selections that span centuries of choral excellence, featuring the Radcliffe Choral Society and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.

To stream this concert remotely, please click here!

RCS History Tea

Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Knafel Center, Room 105

18 Mason St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Begin at the Knafel Center for tea, treats, and a special tour announcement before exploring the RCS archives of Schlesinger Library with the Historians of RCS as well as current students! The event will end in Knafel with a group discussion. If you have not already, please RSVP here.

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Upcoming Concerts…

For details on this year’s concert calendar, please check out
https://www.singatharvard.com/concerts–events.html, which has the latest details on RCS and Harvard Choruses concerts and events!

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RCS Apparel!

RCS shirts are available! Order online by clicking here!

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RCSF Annual Meeting is fast approaching!

Please mark your calendars for the Board Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Members, which will take place on Saturday, May 4th from 12pm-3pm. Check back for a schedule breakdown soon!

Then, join us on Sunday, May 5th from 9am-12pm for the RCSF Alumni Workshop: Vocal Function for Lifelong Choir Singers led by the inimitable Liz Eschen, and stick around for the Holden Voice Program Spring Recital at 2pm!


Liz Eschen, Director of the Holden Voice Program and Teaching Fellow for the Radcliffe Choral Society, is a professional soloist and ensemble singer whose lifelong work and passion is to demystify vocal pedagogy and bring it into the choral rehearsal. In this workshop, she will be joined by colleague Trey Pratt, who works with voices of all ages through such organizations as Boston Children’s Chorus, Endicott College, and JourneySongs. They will give an overview of how the voice system works, share exercises to strengthen and coordinate the voice for optimal, sustainable use, and work with individual singers in the Masterclass portion of the event. 

The entire workshop will be three hours, with the following breakdown:

9:00-10:00am Presentation

10:00-11:00am Masterclass & group sing (current RCS invited)

11:00-12:00pm Lunch provided for all RSCF and RCS participants

*2:00pm RSCF welcome to attend the Holden Voice Program Spring Recital

All participants will make some sounds, but if you are interested in singing for the one-on-one portion of the Masterclass, please email Liz directly at eschen@fas.harvard.edu.

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Next RCS Concert is May 3rd!

Join RCS and the Harvard Choruses to celebrate Harvard’s annual Arts First Festival on Friday, May 3rd at 8pm! Visit https://ofa.fas.harvard.edu/arts for more information.

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Announcing: RCSF + Amazon Smile

If you are an Amazon shopper, consider shopping through AmazonSmile and giving to the Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation when you make purchases.

Use this link to update your AmazonSmile organization of choice to RCSF: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0717463

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

There is no cost to Amazon shoppers or RCSF, there are no fees, and Amazon funds the operations. Click through for more information!

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HGC Tours the Upper Midwest

The Harvard Glee Club will be traveling through the Upper Midwest (St. Paul, Winona, Milwaukee, and Chicago) over spring break, from March 9-18, 2018. Please see the HGC Foundation site for more information!

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Caroling!

The Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society are caroling around Harvard Yard this holiday season!

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, RCS and HGC alumnae/i are invited to join the men and women of HGC and RCS in festive caroling around the Yard, followed by a cider/hot chocolate reception at Holden Chapel.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

4:30-6:00 PM – Meet at Holden Chapel to Carol around the Yard

6:00-7:00 PM – Cider/Hot Chocolate Reception at Holden Chapel

All RCS and HGC alumnae/i are invited to bring their families and join in the fun! register and see other attendees here.

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2017 – 2018 RCS Concert Calendar

The Harvard Choruses website now includes a schedule of this year’s concerts, as does the RCS website (here). Check out their page here for more information on the Rising Voices Festival, showcasing treble choirs and music for treble voices!

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