About Us

Richmond Choral Society (RCS) is a local chorus of about 50-75 singers dedicated to performing, studying, and interpreting choral works since 1951. From classical to contemporary music, we strive to share the glory and appreciation for these traditions with the surrounding community. Our venues include a wide range of settings across Staten Island, New Jersey, and Manhattan—including the famed Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.

Richmond Choral Society (RCS) volunteer choristers represent a diverse range of professions, religions, ethnicities and age groups. RCS performs biannual concerts to showcase the beauty of classical pieces for local audiences. Led by a devoted group, RCS brings musical education and appreciation to the community.

Board Of Directors

Louise Cottone, Executive Director

President: Mary-Pat Schaefer
Vice President: Virginia McKeever
Secretary: Gale Miller
Treasurer: Sheila Buchanan

Rosemarie Alcamo
Gale Bellafiore
Susan Cicchetti
Carole Larsen
Nancy Paugh
Nancy Reiersen-Scromo
Beverly Spangler


Marina Alexander can count many triumphs during her tenure as Music Director of Richmond Choral Society. Under her guidance since 1995, the ensemble has brought a wide range of exciting music to the community…

Collaborative Pianist
Thomas Molessa

Mr. Molessa has been accompanying choirs, orchestras, and soloists for more than 25 years. He has performed throughout the world on various tours and music festivals in Asia, Europe and North America.