Gellman Room Concerts: Greater Richmond Children's Choir
The Greater Richmond Children’s Choir is dedicated to bringing together boys and girls from diverse backgrounds to experience the joy of singing and to gain a lifelong love for good music through age-appropriate vocal training. The GRCC strives to nurture the unique gift each child brings, to encourage all to reach for excellence, and, ultimately, to create responsible and compassionate citizens of the world. After twenty years, Founding Artistic Director Hope Armstrong Erb was named Artistic Director Emeritus, and veteran GRCC director Crystal Jonkman was named Artistic Director in 2017. GRCC includes choristers ages 8-18 in ensembles representing many different schools in the city of Richmond and the surrounding counties.
Since 1973, the Gellman Room Concerts have been free and open to the public. The concerts were initiated by Myra Knight, Senior Librarian of the Art and Music Department at RPL, “to give Richmond area instrumentalists and vocalists a place to perform and entertain countless music lovers.”