Who We Are ...
We are a diverse community of singers sharing a common love of the choral repertoire. Our mission is to promote choral music and other artistic endeavors in the Shenandoah Valley through performance, education, community involvement, and cooperation with other area musicians and artists.
Past concerts have included classical works such as Mozart’s Te Deum and Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as the music of Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms. Our repertoire is wide-ranging, from classical to folk to popular song. See below for a list of our recent repertoire.
In addition to our three or four scheduled concert series featuring classical and traditional choral music, Masterworks singers can be found Christmas caroling at a local hospital and providing entertainment at vineyards, civic meetings, and fund-raisers.
Our membership is open to anyone from high school to retiree who has some choral singing experience and is dedicated to choral singing. Auditions are held in September and January. For further information or to request a group to sing for your organization, please contact Conductor Dr. Betty Karol Wilson at 540-740-8841 or by e-mail.
Announcing MWC's Interim Artistic Director
Scott Zane Smith is a native of Rockingham County, professor of voice at James Madison University, and has an extensive background in choral and sacred music, as well as mixed voice and women's ensembles. Some highlights of his career are:
Currently reviewing music for MWC's upcoming Christmas season, Scott has access to numerous musical scores and resources. Practice begins Monday, September 9, when Scott will introduce us to his engaging style and his years of choral experience. Come and join us for this, the 17th season of Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley!
Elizabeth McBride, Accompanist
Elizabeth McBride received her Master's Degree from James Madison University where she majored in piano performance and accompanying, with a minor in organ performance. Ms. McBride is Minister of Music at Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg VA and a piano instructor.