“We’ve worked very hard to prepare for the concert,” says Timothy Gillham, the Artistic Director of the Richmond Men’s Chorus. The guys had nine weeks of rehearsal and a day-long retreat to get a number of different styles of music ready for the show.
The title of the show—At the Rivah—is a saying many Richmonders know and love. Gillham, a non-native, first heard the term when he moved to Richmond twenty years ago. “It connotes going off and having fun, but also has some sacred background,” says Gillham, “There are a lot of folk songs that discuss the River, so we are having a variety of songs that apply to this theme.”
In particular, Gillham says the show will be special for him. “My father just passed a week ago,” says Gillham, “I remember hearing him sing to me when I was younger, so it’s nice to be able to include those pieces that will give me some memories of him.”
You can expect an original arrangement of songs sung in the beautiful style of the Richmond Men’s Chorus for Sunday’s concert At the Rivah. The first half of the show will have a more serious tone, while the second half will be light and have more pop. “There will be something for everyone,” Gillham says.
The Richmond Men’s Chorus have enjoyed putting their music together for the concert, and they look forward to you joining them this Sunday.