The Front Royal Oratorio Society (FROS) is now The Valley Chorale of Front Royal (VCFR) as of May 1, 2019. We have a new name however our purpose remains to provide a cultural opportunity for music lovers in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to learn, perform, and hear choral music of all types and styles.
FROS was born when Herbert Gray Wyatt, the director of Music at Randolph-Macon Academy, his wife, Betty, Esther Marlowe, and the Front Royal Music Study Club, assembled a 62-voice chorus. Wyatt conducted its first performance, Theodore Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ and several chorales by J.S. Bach, on April 12, 1960, at the Front Royal Presbyterian Church.
The continued support of individuals and businesses in the community, and grants from the Marion Park Lewis Foundation, Town of Front Royal, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Rappahannock Electric Company, and others, have helped us to achieve this goal.
The Valley Chorale of Front Royal is currently accepting applications for a new choral director. Interested person may contact us atFrontRoyalSings@yahoo.com or info@ValleyChoraleofFrontRoyal.org for more information.
If you are interested in singing with us, you may contact either us using either of the above emails or calling us at 540-635-4842. We always welcome new singers! Our 45 members are from varied musical backgrounds and range from 15 years old on up. No audition is required. If you're more of a supporter than a performer, we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming concerts.
You may find us on Facebook and our new website ValleyChoraleofFrontRoyal.org starting in June 2019.
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Front Royal Oratorio Society
Unless otherwise noted, all rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the Front Royal United Methodist Church, 1 West Main St., Front Royal, VA 22630 (Map)