SRCS Board of Directors
Barb LeRoy - Chair
Mariah Snow - Vice Chair
Shelley Everett - Secretary
Julie Todd - Treasurer
Beth Ann Cordova
Jason J. Michael
In the mid-1990s, a group of singers began gathering informally for an annual presentation of Handel's Messiah in December of each year. In 1998, Barbara Perry stepped forward to lead the group, which came together each year by word of mouth from various local church and community choirs. The 1999 performance saw an increase in the size, technical proficiency and community attendance at the concert. Singers from that group decided to formally organize to ensure that the performances would continue and the Stafford Regional Choral Society was born. The newly formed Choral Society immediately expanded to offer a regular schedule of concerts throughout the year. Currently SRCS produces a minimum of two free community productions and one fundraiser annually.
SoundCHECK was born in 2012 out of an increasing call from the community for SRCS performances. The small audition group of 24 is available for performances for local groups and organizations.
If you are interested in having SoundCHECK perform for your organization please contact us at StaffordRegionalChoralSociety@Yahoo.com.
Meet Our Music Directors
Jason J. Michael
SRCS Music Director
Jason J. Michael is proudly entering his third year as Artistic Director of SRCS, having initially prepped the ensemble as a guest conductor for its appearance in Riverside Center’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Jason’s career and educational background have been eclectic and diverse. He received his BA in Music Composition with emphases in choral conducting and arranging from Susquehanna University in 1993 and then went on to subsequent degrees in Theatre at Kutztown University (1996 BA), Villanova University (2005 MA), and Virginia Commonwealth University (2014 MFA). He has worked variously for the last twenty-five years as an actor, director, music director, composer, arranger, adjunct professor, and author. For the last ten years, he has served as Music Director for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, where he also conducts the Adult and Youth Choirs and Handbells. Locally, he has also music directed for Christian Youth Theatre of Fredericksburg and was a regular guest music director at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts between 2011 and 2016. Other music directing highlights include eight national tours for American Family Theatre, a two-year stint as a guest Music Director for the prestigious Fulton Opera House in Lancaster, PA, and a one-year appointment as the Assistant Conductor of the Susquehanna Valley Chorale. His carol arrangements have been featured on 95.9’s Hometown Holiday Spotlight for three consecutive years. He contributed songs to Warp Speed: A Sci-Fi Parody Musical, which ran in NYC in 2014. His spiritual, All Aboard: The Ballad of Harriet Tubman, is published by Theodore Presser Co., and his children’s books, Daddy Doesn’t Purr and Mommy Made a Beastie, as well as True Haiku for You and A Haiku a Day are on Amazon. Jason is married to his wife Nancy, and they have one son, John Adams.
Kevin Perry has directed SoundCHECK for more than 4 years and has directed men's choruses for SRCS. He is an accomplished tenor soloist. Kevin has performed with regional opera companies and has been the tenor soloist in productions of The Messiah for the Fredericksburg Community Chorus and the Stafford Choral Society, The Creation by Haydn for the Stafford Choral Society, Mozart’s Requiem for Mary Washington College’s Fredericksburg Singers and the Mclean Symphony, and The Seven Last Words by Dubois. He is a graduate from Mary Washington College, degreed in Music. Kevin recently starred in the role of Sam Carmichael in the musical Mamma Mia! at the Riverside Dinner Theater. Kevin is the Choir Director at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and is an attorney with White, Stevens, Perry LLC.
Kathryn D. Hichborn
Kathryn D. Hichborn has accompanied the SRCS for more than 10 years. She is an accomplished pianist and an integral part of the SRCS family.