Rhinebeck Choral Club


The roots of the Rhinebeck Choral Club reach back to 1945, when Elsa Casey, a local organist and choir director, organized The Choral Club, a women's community vocal ensemble. Not to be outdone, the men of the community came together the following year as the Rhinebeck Men's Chorus. After 16 seasons of performing annual concerts together, the groups combined in 1962 as The Rhinebeck Choral Club.

At many of our two main concerts, a guest artist is traditionally invited to perform with the RCC. In the past ten years alone, we have been proud to share the stage with the Northern Dutchess Symphony OrchestraThe Evergreen Chorus, The Voices of Glory, the Red Hook High School Vocal Jazz Choir, the Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Vivace of the Stringendo Orchestra School and other local musicians.

The Rhinebeck Choral Club would not be where it is today without the dedication of these conductors, contributing to the success of the group for the past 70 years