JCS Awarded Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation Grant

Type of post: Choir news item
Sub-type: Press Release
Posted By: Margie Lippard
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, Jul 26 2022
The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation (GLCF) has awarded the Jefferson Choral Society (JCS) an $8,000 grant to support its 2022-2023 concert season. Entertaining hundreds of Central Virginians annually, the JCS performs at least three major concerts each season, as well as a D-Day Memorial benefit concert. 

Following twenty-seven years as the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center Chorus, the JCS was chartered in 1990 as a separate non-profit organization. The choir's name was chosen because of the proximity to Thomas Jefferson's summer home, Poplar Forest, and his famous love of classical music. The JCS is Cenetral Virginia's oldest and largest adult ocmmunity choir, composed of over ninety volunteer singers who represent six area counties and eighteen different communities.

The generous GLCF grant makes it possible for the JCS to provide not just classical music for some but great music for all. Showing great versatility, the choir sings masterworks of choral music plus well-known gospel pieces, Broadway show tunes, folk songs, popular music, and music from nations around the world.

The upcoming JCS concert season will feature a holiday concert of classical, traditional, and popular music; a mid-winter performance of Broadway tunes; and a spring classical concert showcasing an oratorio written by Virginia composer and JCS Director Aaron Garber.

For more information about the JCS, please visit www.jeffersonchoralsociety.org. New singers are always welcome!