GRCC Member List

The Greater Rochester Choral Consortium

Full Membership


AKOMA was founded in 1995, and embraces a musical ministry and spoken word that reflects our diverse faith traditions and love for gospel music. Our mission is to share the "good news" and to provide scholarships for college bound women of African American descent. There are over 21 Rochester area churches currently represented on AKOMA's 2024 roster of more that 30+ active sister-members.

Director: C. Sherie Hill

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Chorus of the Genesee

The Chorus of the Genesee is a non-profit, educational organization devoted to preserving the original American art form of Barbershop Harmony.

Director: Todd Horton

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Concentus Women's Chorus

An auditioned women's chorus, dedicated to performing quality music for women's voices from all centuries.

Director: Anna Atwater

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Eastman-Rochester Chorus

A select symphonic chorus presenting choral masterworks in collaboration with the orchestras of the Eastman School of Music and the Rochester Philharmonic orchestra.

Director: William Weinert

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Emeritus Members

Members who formerly had leadership positions in the Consortium, no longer represent an active member ensemble but still wish to contribute their time and talent to GRCC

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Finger Lakes Choral Festival, Inc.

Symphonic choir of singers performing major works for chorus and orchestra each summer.

Director: Eric Townell

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First Inversion

Seeks to empower Rochester's finest volunteer singers, engage professional singers with fresh ideas, and to inspire our audiences through honest connection with a rich and varied repertoire.

Director: Lee Wright

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Genesee Valley Children's Choir

Provides an opportunity for all children to participate in a high-quality and culturally-enriching music experience.

Director: Amy Cochrane

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Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus

A thriving, diverse organization that provides opportunities for musical growth for its members and enriches the lives of area residents by presenting high quality performances in and around Monroe County. Recipient in 2015 and 2016 of Best Bands & Musicians - Fairport.

Director: Yunn-Shan Ma

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Grace Choir

An interdenominational, community-based choir which sings sacred choral music in a variety of styles.

Director: Lon Beery

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Greece Choral Society

Approximately 50 singers join together virtually on Zoom on Monday evenings with Dr. Rollo Fisher at the podium and Dr. Hyoungjin Kim as accompanist.

Director: Rollo Fisher

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Irondequoit Chorale

The 60 voices of chorale specialize in the performance of short and medium length choral music of many styles including classical, world-folk, and Broadway.

Director: Eric Trumpowsky

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Madrigalia presents unique and challenging programs of choral music from all times and places, delighting audiences with its beauty of sound.

Director: Cary Ratcliff

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Mount Hope World Singers

The Mount Hope World Singers seeks to build community and to foster intercultural understanding through engaging, high quality, respectful performance of music in original languages from around the globe.

Director: Brian White

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Musica Spei

An a cappella choral group that specializes in the sacred choral music of the Renaissance.

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Oasis Community Chorus

Open to all members who are at least fifty years young who enjoy singing and are eager to increase, or discover, their musical talents.

Director: Rhonda Wright

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Rochester Gay Men's Chorus

For over 41 years, the Rochester Gay Men's Chorus has created social change through excellence in the choral arts, both in their three main-stage themed concerts per year, and through their various outreach performances in the community.

Director: Alex Kuczynski

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Rochester Jewish Chorale

The Rochester Jewish Chorale (RJC) is dedicated to perpetuating Jewish culture through musical performances, musical education and community service. Blending voices enables RJC members to inspire pride and sense of belonging that is identified with a Jewish heart and soul. Selections are from the Israeli, Chassidic, Middle Eastern and Diaspora traditions and include liturgical, folk and gospel that is performed in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, Russian (and English). We’ve also done secular works by Jewish composers (e.g. Broadway).

Director: Bob Hyman

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Rochester Oratorio Society

The Rochester Oratorio Society, founded in 1945, an auditioned symphonic chorus, produces 4-6 performances per season of the highest quality, performs with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, collaborates frequently with the leading arts organizations in the region, and produces the annual international solo vocal competition, Rochester International Vocal Competition.

Director: Eric Townell

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Rochester Rhapsody

Rochester Rhapsody is women's a cappella chorus with a unique blend of 4-part harmony singing. The chorus captures the hearts and minds of listeners and singers alike through quality vocal performance, musical variety, education/personal growth opportunity and FUN! Rhapsody welcomes women singers of all ages to contact us about visiting a Monday evening rehearsals.

Director: Sue Melvin

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Rochester Women's Community Chorus

The RWCC is a non-profit, non-auditioned chorus dedicated to using music as the vehicle for messages of peace, hope, understanding, and cooperation within the global community. We were founded in 1978 as a women's chorus, and we welcome any singers who can sing in the treble range and are comfortable singing under the banner of the Rochester Women's Community Chorus.

Director: Kristy Houston

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Scivias Medieval Ensemble

Scivias serves to reimagine and rearrange medieval music for treble voices at a professional level. The ensemble is devoted to educating the Rochester community about the delightful sounds of music from the 11th to the 15th centuries.

Director: Heather Holmquest

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The Lyric Chorale

A mixed voice choral ensemble for skilled and experienced amateur singers which provides musical growth through the learning and performance of challenging choral music.

Director: Chrisanne Gates

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The Robert Dean Chorale

The Robert Dean Chorale is a non-auditioned community choir on the west side of Rochester. We are a fun-loving group of singers of all ages, and would love to have you join us! Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons in Spencerport.

Director: Lindsay Schallmo

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The Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester

A social gathering place for our members to share and express their remembrance of the homeland and to celebrate our cultural roots through singing.

Director: Yunn-Shan Ma

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Victor Community Chorus

A free, community-funded chorus open to all area singers. Membership is not limited to Victor residents. All styles of music are included from classical to standards to jazz. Kindness, support, and focused study result in reliably good outcomes and performances. We return the generosity of our municipal supporters by providing various free community concerts.

Director: Vera Forster

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A professional chamber ensemble, specializing in vocal ensemble music of the finest caliber.

Director: William Weinert

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Affiliate Membership

Opera Guild of Rochester

The Opera Guild of Rochester, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with a mission to support opera and opera education in the Rochester area.

Director: Carol Crocca

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