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As part of the mission of the Virginia Choral Society, we are committed to supporting music education in our community. The VCS Music Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 and The Ronald Darone Memorial Scholarship was created in 2018 to award a scholarship to talented young vocal musicians who plan to study vocal or choral music at the college level.
The number and amount of each award will be determined by available funds in the scholarship fund raised from fundraisers, donations, and grants. Additionally, the recipient will be invited to demonstrate their abilities during one or more of our spring concerts.
Our past winners:
- 2010: Ms. Janie Darone, Tabb High School
- 2011: Ms. Kelsey Nunn, York High School
- 2012: Ms. Sara Martin, Grafton High School
- 2013: Ms. Katie Campbell, York High School
- 2014: Mr. Raiquan Thomas, Churchland High School
- 2015: Ms. Amelia Dobbs, The Governor’s School for the Arts and Maury High School
- 2016: Ms. Haley Griffith, Warhill High School
- 2017: Ms. Mariah K. Hanson, Poquoson High School
- 2018: Ms. Shannon Crowley, Governor’s School for the Arts
- 2018: Mr. Colin Freeman, Poquoson High School
- 2019: Ms. Claire Scott Gordon (Scottie), York High School
- 2019: Ms. Jacqueline Joy Magpoc Burroughs, Governor’s School of the Arts
- 2020: Ms. Serena Olson, Grafton High School
- 2020: Mr. James Seufzer, Grafton High School
- 2021: Mr. Devonte Garcia, Gloucester High School
- 2021: Ms. Kailyn Wynn, Western Branch High School
Mark Your Calendars “Cathedral Classics”
May 7th at 4pm | Trinity Lutheran Church | 6812 River Rd, Newport News, VA 23607
May 8th at 4pm | Hampton Roads Academy | 739 Academy Ln, Newport News, VA 23602
Our final concert in May, “Cathedral Classics,” will include a performance of Kim André Arnesen’s Magnificat, the very piece we were planning to perform in May of 2020, before the pandemic caused us to cease rehearsals. We are excited to bring this piece back this year as a reminder of our perseverance and tenacity over the past 18 months, overcoming many obstacles in order to produce great choral music as we looked ahead to brighter days. We will also be performing Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass.