Richmond Men’s Chorus to Preform at Arts and Culture Xpo
The Richmond’s Men Chorus will be preforming at the 2013 Art’s and Culture Xpo. This years Art’s and Culture Xpo will be held the Saturday, June, 29th at the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Tim Gillham was the founding Director of the Richmond Mens’ Chorus in September of 2001. Starting out they preformed mostly in Richmond and DC. Since then the Chorus has gained considerable notoriety locally, as well as across the country. Just last year they- along with the Richmond’s Women’s Chorus- were they only representative from Virginia at the Denver, Colorado GALA Chorus Festival. “We had the chance to play in front of 6,000 other singers,” Gillham said. “We received five standing ovations throughout our performance.”
The men’s chorus puts on three performances every year. Their most recent show was the early summer show; it was an all country music concert. This is the material they will be displaying at the Arts and Culture Xpo. “We will be doing a few pieces from our cowboy country concert and we’ll be dressing in our cowboy garb. The songs in our set have both singing and dancing, so it should be a fun performance,” said Gillham.
This latest show by the men’s chorus took them between 6 and 7 weeks to learn. They aren’t simply responsible for learning the music, but also the choreography. Gillham says that going to see the Richmond Men’s Chorus is a different experience than some other vocal groups. “We’re the only chorus that does all types of literature. We’re the only chorus- in the central Virginia area- that does the types of music that we do. Our mission statement starts out with the words “musical excellence,” so [the audience] can always expect that.”
The Art’s and Culture Xpo has been held in years past, but this year it will be slightly different. “The Arts and Culture Xpo is a Central Virginia event where arts and specifically non-profit arts organization come together and show what they do. Those of us who are in the preforming arts, this will be the first time that groups will be preforming at the Xpo,” Gillham said.
The Richmond Men’s Chorus will be preforming on stage 1 at the Xpo at 12pm. The Richmond Women’s Chorus will also be preforming, they will be showcasing some songs from their “Music and Wild Wild Women” concert earlier this summer.
For performance times: http://www.richmondcultureworks.org/?page_id=2362
More info on Men’s and Women’s Chorus, including how to get involved: http://monumentcitymusic.org/
I am originally from a small town in North Carolina and have recently moved to Richmond. Meaning I am a novice to the ways of Richmond life, but from what I have seen it is a culturally rich environment that I look forward to diving into. My daily hustle consists of playing bass, reading, and hunting for new music. This summer I will be interning with RVA Magazine and GayRVA.com. In the fall I will be transferring to Virginia Commonwealth University where I will major in journalism.
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