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Bringing great music to the counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte,
Cumberland, Fluvanna, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, and
Prince Edward, and to the cities of Richmond and Lynchburg.
Commonwealth Chorale
Commonwealth Chorale at Farmville Presbyterian
The Commonwealth Chorale began, in essence, in the 1970's when the choirs of the the Farmville and Hampden-Sydney College Presbyterian churches, with a small Lynchburg orchestra, presented a highly successful Messiah.

After a 30-year hiatus, Norma Williams, the director, revived and invigorated it, with an official name and non-profit corporate status. It made its debut in 1996 in a performance of Messiah with members of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

With up to 110 adult and 20 youth singers, five pianists, and several music directors, drawn from fourteen counties of Southside Virginia, the Commonwealth Chorale boasts an enthusiastice membership corps, a dynamic board of directors, and an international advisory board. Our growing repertoire includes the great choral music from Bach through Poulenc and Dubois.

For several years was been a December tradition to perform, in addition to our major concert presentation, six full productions of Amahl and the Night Visitors in our area elementary schools.

The Commonwealth Chorale has become "the cultural jewel of Southside Virginia."

"And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed,
and all flesh shall see it together,
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken."
Isaiah 40:5

College Church, College Road, Box 13, Hampden-Sydney Virginia 23943
Phone: (434) 223-6269 or (434) 223-8625 * FAX: (434) 223-7055