The Rogue Valley Youth Choruses was founded by Doris Sjolund during the 1982-1983 season under the name Rogue Valley Children’s Chorus.
Rogue Valley Children’s Chorus Premiere Concert
Children’s Chorus made its introductory concert to the Rogue Valley on June 8, 1982. Click here to view the concert program.
Oregon Children’s Choral Festival
The Children’s Chorus performed at the Children’s Choral Festival in Eugene, OR on November 18, 1982.
Rogue Valley Children’s Chorus
The Rogue Valley Children’s Chorus was founded in 1982. The concert program below is one of the first performed by the newly formed group of young singers. Click here to view the program.
Chorale Fall Concert, November 22 and 23, 1982
Vaughan Williams’ Magnificat and Brahms’ Rhapsody were the featured works furing the Chorale’s Fall, ’82 concert. Mira Frohnmayer and Paul Olson were the guest soloists.
Rogue Valley Chorale/Rogue Valley Symphony Collaboration,
March 11 and 13, 1983
The Chorale collaborated with the symphony on a concert that included music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Click here to view the concert program.
Rogue Valley Children’s Chorus Spring Concert
The Spring concert was performed at the Medford First Christian Church. Click here to view the concert program.
Ten Year Celebration Begins May 6, 1983
The Chorale began celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special concert comprised of past repertoire. Included in the concert was a ten piece string orchestra.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary, Mary Kay Harmon, John Leavens, Karen Foster, Leslie Hall, Judy Cushing and Esther Gilsdorf all wrote lyrics to well-known tunes to celebrate the occasion.