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The RCDS Music Department is committed to nurturing creativity and confidence at all levels of learning. We honor music as a living art with inherent value. In addition, we are committed to helping students make connections between music classes, other disciplines, and the wider world. Through the teaching and modeling of empathy and collaboration, we seek to have our classes and ensembles embody a unified spirit.

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Festival Chorus

One of the great traditions of the Rye Country Day community is the annual Festival Chorus concert in January.

The Upper School Concert Choir combines with an adult choir of parents, faculty, alumni and friends to form the Festival Chorus. Along with full orchestra, we perform major works from the choral repertoire.

Anyone interested in joining the Festival Chorus should be in touch with Mary Marcell, Music Department Head.

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