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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

Ricky Goodwyn, Jr. started conducting the Staunton Choral Society in our spring 2024 season and is off to a great start! Ricky originally hails from Western Tidewater, Virginia. Ricky is a rising young talent in the James Madison opera community whose performances have been described as "exceptional," "impressive," and "wise beyond their years." Ricky performs often with the James Madison University Opera. Ricky received his BM from James Madison University and is currently pursuing a masters in Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting at James Madison University where he studies with Professor Kevin McMillan and Dr. Jo-Anne 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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