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Welcome to the Staunton Choral Society website

Support Us

Your donations make it possible for us to provide outstanding choral music to the Staunton area at no charge.

Donate Online

You can donate to Staunton Choral Society online using PayPal. The donation page will open in a new window.

Mail a Donation

To donate via check, make your checks payable to: Staunton Choral Society

And mail to us at: P.O. Box 2793, Staunton, VA 24402.

The Staunton Choral Society is a 501(c)3 organization. Contributions are tax deductible.


P.O. Box 2793, Staunton, VA 24402.



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Meet Our Director and Accompanist

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Ricky Goodwyn

Tenor and Conductor Ricky Goodwyn, Jr. originally hails from Western Tidewater. At 24 years old, Ricky is a rising young talent in the opera community whose performances have been described as "exceptional," "impressive," and "wise beyond their years." An avid performer, Ricky has sung numerous solo recitals and is a frequent performer with a James Madison University Opera. Ricky is also a member of the Otterbein Methodist church college chorale where he has been Baritone and Tenor section leader for five years. He was a regional winner of the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 NATS vocal competition, and a 2018 winner of the Norfolk Chamber Consort's Lisa Relaford Coston Scholarship. Ricky is currently pursuing a masters in Vocal Performance and Choral conducting at James Madison University where he studies with Baritone, Professor Kevin Mcmillian and the Director of Choral Activities Dr. Jo-Ann Van Der Vat-Chromy. 

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Catherine Lowell

Catherine is originally from Bellevue, WA and received her BA from the University of Washington while working as a church organist, contract accompanist, and private piano and cello instructor. She worked in the Seattle area
as a freelance pianist for several music organizations and in 2007 founded her own music school, Foothills Music Academy. She holds an MS in Higher Education from Mary Baldwin University where she serves as collaborative pianist for the MBU Choir and music department. Catherine and her German shepherd, Edelweiss are loving their new home in Staunton and the opportunity to perform with the Staunton Choral Society.

About Staunton Choral Society

Meet Staunton Choral Society

Staunton Choral Society is one of the oldest performing arts groups in the Staunton/Augusta county area, starting in 1962. Our singers are non-auditioned volunteers who sing for the love of producing beautiful music!

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