The fall is off to a great start at VCS! We’ve added fourteen new singers – that’s like a whole section by itself! – lined up some great partners, and have a wonderful season of great music in store. But before we tell you about what’s coming up fast in our first concert we want to ask you once more to become a Friend of VCS during our special September outreach.
Here’s why. Even in an area like the DC Metro region – choir central, for all practical purposes – VCS is the rare teaching choir. On any given week, rehearsal is full singers from all walks of life and all persuasions. If you haven’t sung in ages, we’re where you pick up the music again. If you’re looking for a place to sing better, we’re where the repertoire will challenge and fulfill you. If you’re a professional, we’re where you sing works ahead of the curve. Whoever you are, we’re where you take a great and joyful leap into music. And find community.
In our 32nd year, we have a couple of spouses, and several parents and their son or daughter. And untold, long lasting, Tuesday night rehearsal friendships that span decades in some cases. Because VCS is not just where we sing. It is where we sing together, and leave rehearsal happier than we came in. It is where we build and sustain community. And it is especially where we support the next community of musicians and arts lovers by training arts management interns, partnering with youth musicians and school choirs, and hiring emerging instrumentalists and soloists.
All of this happens with your support when you become a Friend of VCS. And we appreciate it. For as little as $25, “Friends of VCS” can receive a whole host of benefits including reserved seating on show night no matter how packed the room, a “bring a friend for free to any concert” extra ticket, and great benefits all season at our participating vendors – Caffe Amouri, Cocoa Vienna, Bards Alley, and Nothing Bundt Cakes (Vienna location). One more thing: Everyone who gives to Friends of VCS is automatically entered into a raffle for two $50 gift cards so you can go out to dinner after a show.
Good music, great bennies, fun community, and joy! What’s not to love?
Join Friends of VCS today. You won’t regret it.