Blue Ridge Chorale Fall Registration 2020

Go to Registration Page for important information/guidelines and dates.

We suggest you register online using the registration form.

If you prefer to print your registration form, please click on link to print your form: Blue Ridge Chorale Registration Form 

Your registration fee of $35 is due at your first rehearsal, and is payable by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Blue Ridge Chorale of Culpeper, Inc. (BRC)

You  may also mail your registration form and registration fee to: Blue Ridge Chorale  P.O. Box 1871  Culpeper, VA 22701

Must register for Fall Season by August 31st, 2020

Are you ready to shuffle?

Have you have been thinking about getting ready for the Shamrock Shuffle 5k, but not sure where to start with your preparation? Training for your first 5k can be an intimidating idea, but the Shamrock Shuffle is a great event for first-timers. Not only is it a friendly, fun, and non-competitive event, but race director, Katie Hutchins, has prepared a beginner-friendly training plan to help you get ready for race day! Click here to download a printable copy of this plan to hang on your wall and start your race-day countdown.

Katie is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer at Powell Wellness Center here in Culpeper, and is happy to answer any questions you might have about getting ready for the Shamrock Shuffle, especially as she celebrates her personal 10 year anniversary of running a 5k for the first time! As a former couch potato, her firm belief is that if she can do it, anybody can do it!

Also, you can tune in to WPRZ 88.1 FM tomorrow, February 1, at 9:00 AM to hear Katie and Blue Ridge Chorale president, Patti Christie, on Inside Conversations with Jube Henshaw, with a chat about the Shamrock Shuffle and the Blue Ridge Chorale. The program will air again Sunday evening, February 2, at 8:30 PM.  

Shamrock Shuffle Registration is open!

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the beautiful grounds of Verdun Adventure Bound.  Sign up now for the this fun 5k walk/run.


The Blue Ridge Chorale, a 70-voice choir in Central Virginia, presents a collection of Songs that are sure to inspire, lift your heart and soothe your mind.

Listen to this concert and others by going to the Previous Concerts page

Our 2019 Winter Concerts do not require a ticket. We hope you enjoy our music and feel inspired to tell others!

Music Director: C. Alexander Smith

Chorale Accompanist: Brittany Bache 

Asst. Director: Melanie Bolas   

Asst. Accompanist: Donna Steckler

Free will donations will be gratefully accepted so we may continue to bring wonderful music to our community.

Christmas Concert Dates:

Saturday, December 7th @ 7 pm


Sunday, December 8th @ 4 pm

Culpeper Baptist Church

318 S. West Street   Culpeper, VA 22701

2019 Spring Concerts

The Blue Ridge Chorale, a 70-voice choir in Central Virginia, presents a collection of Songs that are sure to inspire, lift your heart and soothe your mind.

Music Director: C. Alexander Smith

Chorale Accompanist: Brittany Bache 

Asst. Director: Melanie Bolas   

Our 2019 Spring Concerts did not require a ticket. We hope you enjoy our music and feel inspired to tell others!

Free will donations will be gratefully accepted so we may continue to bring wonderful music to our community.

Listen to our Sunday Concert held at Culpeper Baptist Church. We song to an audience of 265 cheerful listeners.

Click the link below to enjoy our music again.

  1. 01 Africa 05_19 4:56
  2. 02 Black is the Color 05_19 2:24
  3. 03 Nine Hundred Miles 05_19 3:53
  4. 04 Somewhere 05_19 3:45
  5. 05 This is Me 05_19 4:15
  6. 06 Men of Ni 05_19 7:51
  7. 07 How Great Thou Art 05_19 5:10
  8. 08 Amazing Grace 05_19 4:28
  9. 09 I Will Fly Away 05_19 5:05
  10. 10 Seek Ye First 05_19 2:59
  11. 11 Soon I Will Be Done 05_19 3:48
  12. 12 Live A Humble05_19 3:30
  13. 13 Let Your Light Shine 05_19 2:50

Saturday, May 18th – 7:00 PM – Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway

Sunday, May 19 – 3:00 PM – Culpeper Baptist Church,      318 S. West Street

Both concerts were held in Culpeper, VA.  A beautiful town with main street charm, fine eateries and shopping.  Plan to come to our town and spend time on our Main Street.

May the wind be always at your back…

The second annual Shamrock Shuffle 5k was a roaring success this Saint Patrick’s Day weekend at Verdun Adventure Bound. A large crowd of runners and walkers showed up in their fanciest green finery to celebrate fitness, nature, and music. Members of the Chorale, along with their spirited and supportive friends and family, turned out in their finest emerald garb as well, to help the runners and walkers have a successful race day. Participants were greeted by smiling faces of volunteers as they checked in at the registration table, made their way along the course, crossed the finish line, and came to pick up a snack at the kitchen afterwards. From the littlest leprechauns in the kids 1K to the wisest of leprechauns in the 5K, every finisher’s arrival at the finish line was celebrated with whistles, clapping, and encouraging cheers.

By the numbers, this year’s Shamrock Shuffle was an even bigger success than last year’s. 25 finishers crossed the line last March; this year, we greeted 75 proud finishers at the line. 25 little leprechauns claimed their golden medals at the end of the “rainbow” 1K. Participants in the 5k ranged in age from 9 to 86, and came from as far away as Virginia Beach, New Jersey, and even Japan!

Congratulations to all of the age group award winners! They received custom 3D printed keychain medals on green lanyards, to remind them of their success throughout the year.

Click below for complete race results:

Click here for results

Tim and Johncie Carlson of Studio C Photography captured lots of exciting moments of the event, and are offering digital images for participants to use online; finish line photos make great social media profile pictures! High quality prints are also available to purchase. Click here to access a gallery of event photos from Studio C Photography.

Thank you to all of the sponsors, volunteers, runners, walkers, and families that made this event possible! We are excited to continue to improve, and offer an even more fun and exciting race next year!


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Chorale Newsletter is now available


Chorale Newsletter – March 2019

Winter weather

Our Open House, previously scheduled for Sunday, was cancelled due to the snow!   Please stay tuned regarding January 14th rehearsal!


Due to the weather the rehearsal for Monday, January 14th at 6:30 has been CANCELLED.
Next Monday, January 21st we are planning a social at 5:30 and rehearsal at 6:30.
Please come early to sign in, pay your $35 dues,  pick up your music and visit with others.
Bring a friend!
Patti Christie

Get Ready to Shuffle!

The 2019 Shamrock Shuffle 5k will be here before you know it! If getting fit is on your list of healthy changes for 2019, this is a great opportunity! Our Shamrock Shuffle is a family friendly, non-competitive event, open to walkers and runners of all paces.

To help you prepare for the event, our race director, Katie (a certified personal trainer with nine years of running experience), has created a beginner-friendly 8 week training plan! If you can walk for 15 minutes as of January 20, you can be prepared for race day, and cross the finish line for a great sense of accomplishment. Simply right click the image below to save the pdf to your computer, print it out, and do the workouts as suggested. If you have questions or concerns about the race or the training plan, please email us at Register before February 2 for the lowest price, and don’t forget that we have a shorter distance for the little leprechauns!

Click here to sign up now!

Spring Open House

If you enjoyed hearing our Songs for the Season, why don’t you join us for our spring season? Our Spring Open House will be on January 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 at Open Door Baptist Church. At this event, you can learn about the chorale, meet the members, and register for the upcoming season. Our concerts this season will be on May 11 and 12. This casual atmosphere will be a great opportunity to meet this diverse and friendly group of people, before we start our rehearsals on January 14. All voices are welcome!

You can also complete your registration online before the event, by clicking on the “Registration” link on the left.

If you cannot make it to the Open House, don’t worry- you can still join us when rehearsals start, on Monday, January 14!

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