Andy Clark, Director of Choral Activities, onstage with RCS and the Lorelei Ensemble at the Women's Choral Festival on February 16, 2013.


Tour to the Midwest
March 15-24. Details here.
Concert with the Belgrade Faculty of Music Art Collegium Musicum
March 28, 8pm, Paine Hall
A performance with the world-renowned Serbian women's choir RCS collaborated with during their 2012 summer tour. Free!
History Tea
April 13, 1-3pm, Adams Lower Common Room
Share stories of RCS's past with current singers and fellow alumnae. 
Haydn's Creation
with the Harvard Glee Club, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, and professional orchestra
April 26, 8pm, Sanders Theatre.
Reunion Sing and Annual Meeting
May 29, 4:45-6:30pm, Holden Chapel
We will be singing favorite RCS repertoire from across the decades, led by Director of Choral Activities Andrew Clark. Whether you graduated in the 1930s, the 2010s, or anywhere in between, we would love to hear your voice!  Free; please RSVP to Marianne Cook ([email protected]). This event will be followed by our annual RCSF meeting of members. All alumnae are welcome to attend or call in to this meeting. Please contact Jenny Wolahan '07 ([email protected]) for more information.

Pan-Holden Alumni Sing and Reunion
June 1, 3:20pm, Paine Hall
Featuring Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. Reunite with old friends and relive your college experience! Admission is free. Friends and family welcome. No RSVP necessary. 
Would you like to do more to connect with RCS and its alumnae community? The RCS Foundation is looking for volunteers at all levels of participation. Help us plan an alumnae sing, disseminate updates in our newsletters, strategize for phonathons, advise students, or get back in touch with your tour group. We currently have a particular need for:
  • local volunteers to help with alumnae sings, dinners, or receptions
  • local or nonlocal volunteers with financial literacy (at the level of managing your own finances)
But we are a growing organization with space for all volunteers! Email Deepa at [email protected] for more information.
Hello RCS Alumnae,

After the excitement of the Women's Choral Festival last month, we are equally excited to embark on our domestic tour! It would mean a lot to see alumnae in our audiences and at the special alumnae events listed below. Below is a brief itinerary for our trip. If you have any questions about concerts or tour activities, please contact tour manager Michaela Tracy '13 at [email protected].

We hope to see you in the Midwest!


Concert Schedule
March 16 Concert at the University of Chicago Logan Arts Center
with the University of Chicago Motet Choir
8pm | Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St (at Drexel Ave), Chicago, IL 60637
Suggested donation at the door to defray the costs of tour. 

March 18 Concert at St. Francis Xavier Church
8pm | St. Francis Xavier Church, 524 Ninth Street, Wilmette, IL 60091
This concert is made possible by the gracious support of the Morin Fund. Suggested donation at the door to defray the costs of tour.
Alumnae dessert reception to follow.

March 19 Concert at the First Unitarian Society of Madison
8pm | University Bay Drive, Madison WI, 53705
Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors 

March 22 Concert at the St. Catherine University Our Lady of Victory Chapel
8pm | 1890 Randolph Ave, St Paul, MN 55105
Tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors
Alumnae dessert reception to follow.

Alumnae Events
March 18 Alumnae and Harvard Club dessert reception in Wilmette after the St. Xavier concert. Please join us immediately following the concert. For more information, contact Michelle Schutz '01 at [email protected].

March 22 Alumnae post-concert gathering in St. Paul after the St. Catherine concert. For more information, please contact Natalie Panno '12 at [email protected].

Tour Recordings

Ave Maria, Johannes Brahms

Dilmano Dilbero, folk song

Radcliffe, Now We Rise to
Greet Thee
Left to right: Beverly Taylor, Wendy Coleman '84, Lauren Roller '07, Antonia Esposito '09, Laura Davis '83, Valerie Ho Gibson '83, P. Diane Mountain '81.

On February 15-17, RCS hosted an incredibly successful Women's Choral Festival! Featuring fifteen choirs from across the country, including Grammy-winning ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, the weekend of concerts and workshops was enjoyable for all attendants. On Saturday evening, RCS and the Lorelei Ensemble gave the world premiere of Elena Ruehr's "They used to ask me" (2012), a piece commissioned with the help of the Radcliffe Choral Society Foundation. RCSF hosted several alum events over the weekend, beginning with a delicious dinner between concerts on Saturday night and finishing up with an alumnae brunch and sing on Sunday morning. Professor Beverly Taylor, who conducted RCS from 1978 to 1995, gave a wonderful keynote speech on Saturday afternoon where she talked about the "greatness of being good." She then led our alumnae sing on Sunday morning, and her presence and energy drew a number of RCS alums, including a large contingent from the 1983 "Broads Abroad" tour. It was a fun weekend full of friendship and song that celebrated not only the role of women's choral works in the musical canon but also the lasting relationships that are fostered by singing in RCS!
More pictures from the alumnae sing are available here on Facebook.
Your generosity helps us to commission new works for women's voices, support RCS's domestic and international tours, subsidize student voice lessons, and continue to build a vibrant community of students and alumnae to celebrate RCS and the tradition of women's choral music.
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