The mission of Rogue Valley Chorale is to inspire and enrich our communities through great choral music performed by choruses of all ages.
For over four decades the Rogue Valley Chorale has been at the heart of the arts scene in Southern Oregon. The 100 members who make up the Chorale are men and women with diverse musical backgrounds including professional singers, actors, music educators and gifted vocalists who simply love to sing. Since its founding in 1973, the chorale has contributed to the cultural atmosphere of Southern Oregon by providing audiences with exceptional classical choral works including Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Mass in B Minor, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Brahms’, Mozart’s, Faure’s Requiems and many other major works.
In 2001 the group presented the Verdi Requiem with the Rogue Valley Symphony. In 2009 the Chorale was featured with the Symphony performing Orff’s Carmina Burana. The Chorale presents contemporary choral works including George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Broadway classics, and even Simon and Garfunkle and the Beatles. The Chorale is committed to showcasing the works of local and emerging artists and is pleased to add to its repertoire by commissioning original compositions. The organization’s concerts are featured on the stage of the beautiful Craterian Ginger Rogers Theater located in downtown Medford, Oregon. The Rogue Valley Chorale nurtures young singers through the Rogue Valley Youth Choruses. The 200 talented young singers perform in four different choruses. They appear with the Rogue Valley Chorale, at state choral competitions, in local schools and for community organizations. Many of the young people who participate in the Youth Choruses are inspired to continue singing in college and local choirs.
Rogue Valley Chorale Association Audio and Video Recordings
View Can You Hear The Angels, performed at the Craterian Theater in December, 2016.
View the Chorale singing Run Shepherd during its 2016 holiday concert at the Collier Center’s Craterian Theater.
Listen to the Rogue Valley Chorale Association’s five choruses sing Elements, by Craig Bohmler, commissioned for the 2015 Festival of Choirs concert.
Listen to the Rogue Valley Chorale’s five choruses sing Bonse Aba, a Zambian folk song.
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Listen to the Rogue Valley Chorale sing To Musick (commissioned by RVC, composed by David Childs):
View a commercial by our Sponsors, Southern Oregon Subaru featuring three members of the Rogue Valley Chorale:
View a video about the Rogue Valley Chorale with Conductor Emeritus Lynn Sjolund: