The Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association (ROCA) is a non-profit organization that started from a desire to provide opportunities for community musicians to share the joy of music in practice and performance. Since 1986, our membership has grown to nearly 100 members, all dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation of a variety of music from classical to modern in Richmond.
Some of our notable accomplishments include commissioning and premiering Brian Tates’ “This Island”, performing the official Olympic Torch Anthem for the Torch Ceremony at the “O Zone”, performing with Chantal Kreviazuk for the benefit of the Richmond Hospital Foundation, and appearing with Imant Raminsh at Carnegie Hall in New York.
With over 200 performances to date, ROCA is part of the cultural landscape of the current and future of performing arts in Richmond and beyond. After more than 30 years, we remain committed to musical excellence, building connections through audience engagement, nurturing musical talent and providing community service through our programs.
ROY NEVILLE WRIGLEY ENDOWMENT FUND - Thanks to the generous bequest from our dear friend Neville, ROCA has an endowment fund that has provided our organization with permanent sustainable funding. The interest we earn from the principal of the Endowment Fund is used to offset some of the costs associated with our operating expenses, as well as costs associated with our performances and outreach programs.
AUDREY FRICKER SCHOLARSHIP FUND - Audrey Fricker was a friend and passionate choral member of the Richmond Chorus. The Audrey Fricker Scholarship Fund has been created with the help of the Richmond Community Foundation and will benefit students who are members of ROCA or who have an affiliation with ROCA and are engaged in musical studies with a recognized private teacher or educational institution.
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