Holiday Faire: The Rogue Valley Chorale
Premieres Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 24 at 8 p.m.
The Rogue Valley Chorale has presented a holiday concert in Southern Oregon for almost half a century. Holiday Faire was filmed with the goal of continuing this tradition during the Covid-19 pandemic when access to performance arts has all but disappeared. Singers rehearsed and performed with masks at safe distances from one another in large indoor spaces or in outside locations. The end result is a unique and exciting performance adapted to the health concerns posed by Covid-19 during an unprecedented time in our global community.
The Rogue Valley Chorale Association is Southern Oregon's oldest and most celebrated choral organization. The Chorale was founded in 1973 by a group of local musicians who wanted to provide a forum for performing fine choral music. Since the Chorale’s debut performance in 1975 the organization has grown to include over 300 singers in 4 choruses ranging in age from 8 through adult.
A resident company of the Craterian Theater located in Medford, Oregon, the Rogue Valley Chorale performs six seasonal concerts on its stage. Audience members enjoy a wide range of music from classical to contemporary, spirituals to Broadway, and Bach to the Beatles. Soloists, duets, small ensembles, and orchestration embellish concerts to create unforgettable musical experiences.
The Rogue Valley Chorale is under the artistic direction of Michael Morris. He is well known for his exceptional musical ability and professionalism. Mr. Morris guides the Chorale with clear vision and artistic excellence to create memorable performances for both singers and audience members.
The Rogue Valley Chorale has performed as a featured group at Carnegie Hall, and has toured Europe eight times, performing in some of the world’s finest venues including the High Altar in England’s historic Canterbury Cathedral. The Chorale was chosen to represent Oregon at the world-renowned Salzburg Mozart Festival in 2006, which celebrated the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.
To learn more about the Rogue Valley Chorale please visit www.roguevalleychorale.org