Drama

Our new theater program concluded its inaugural 2016-17 year with an all-student production of The Sound of Music, featuring a cast of 50 students, from preschoolers to 11th graders. Starring Audrey Wagner as Maria and A.J. Bennett as Captain Von Trapp, the RCS production was held at the Dumas Center before two sold-out audiences. Other highlights from the year included a Christmas Nativity production at area churches.

Statistics show that students successfully finishing a theater or speech class are over 50% more likely to be successful in college and the work force. The drama program at Roanoke Catholic is a taste of everything the Theater Arts have to offer. From acting to directing, play writing to the world of technical theater, costume designers, scenic, lighting, sound, props and more is included.

For questions, contact April Corbett, Director of Theater Arts, acorbett@roanokecatholic.com.


Choir

In its third year of existence, the RCS “Celtic Singers” claimed 2nd place in 2017 in Williamsburg’s “Music in the Parks” mixed choir category for high schools under 750 students, while the RCS upper school Women’s Chorus finished 3rd among women’s choirs. This was the choir’s first festival competition. En route to the festival, the choir sang for Mass at Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph’s nursing home in Richmond and in the College of William & Mary’s Wren Building. Before returning home, the choir sang for Mass at Saint Bede Catholic Church.

The choir is open to 7th-12th graders and rehearses Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 7:30 a.m. In addition to a spring festival competition, the Celtic Singers also perform through the year around the Roanoke Valley.

For more information, contact choir director Michael Hemphill at mhemphill@roanokecatholic.com.