SRCS Board of Directors
Barb Leroy - Chair
Vacant - Vice Chair
Peggy Gresham - Secretary
Julie Todd - Treasurer
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.
The Choral Society took a big step forward in its performances when it joined the cast of The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in 2018. That performance brought Jason J. Michael to us as our director. He has guided our group through the pandemic, brought us into the world of virtual choirs and put us on a path of growth and continued fun!
Meet Our Music Directors
SRCS Music Director
Originally from Maryland, Anola is currently in her 17th year of music education. The 2022-2023 school year will be her 4th year at her current school. She received her Bachelor of Science in Music Education at Elon University, where she studied piano. Anola also has a Masters in Education Administration from Liberty University. Anola teaches the 7th and 8th grade Mixed and Treble Choirs. In her first two years at her current school, she also taught Music Technology.
Cathy Hoskins is an amazing accompanist, splitting her time between ensembles at University of Mary Washington and the Stafford Regional Choral Society.
We'll tell you more about her soon. In the meantime, you can enjoy Cathy's extraordinary contribution to SRCS at the next concert!