Recent News

  • 2017-2018 Live Concert Season Announced

    The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus is entering their thirty-second season with a full schedule of live performances for the 2017-2018 “Tar River Live” Concert Season. The season tickets, now available, include five concerts. One additional event is scheduled as an add-on option. October 14, Tar River Orchestra, Dunn Center, 7:30 PM: “Saluting our Superheroes”; Join the...

  • Chairman’s Picnic and Pops Concert Saturday, June 4, 2016

    You’re Invited! Tar River Symphonic Band, Adult Chorus and Children’s Chorus will present a patriotic touch of Americana on Saturday, June 4, 2016. Gates open at 5:00 PM with food for purchase and entertainment will begin at 6:30 PM. Dr. Dan Crocker, Tar River Orchestra and Chorus Board Chairman, and his wife, Brenda who serves as...

  • Young Artist Competition Saturday, May 6, 2017

    Saturday, May 6, 2017 (afternoon time to be determined) Open to youth 10-18 years old Location: Church of the Good Shepherd, Rocky Mount, NC 2017 competition open to pianists only. Students perform one movement for judges (or several vocal pieces) and the winner will perform it with the Tar River Orchestra at a concert in...

  • Children’s Chorus Conductor Devoted to Music, Teaching

    Patsy Gilliland is a familiar name in Rocky Mount. She has called the area home for more than 34 years. Most know her as singer, private voice teacher, Tar River Children’s Chorus conductor, worship leader and friend. In 1984, Gilliland helped establish the Tar River Orchestra and Chorus as a founding board member, and for almost 23 years...

  • Swing Band Presents “Swinging Through the Holidays” December 17, 2015

    The Tar River Swing Band under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Wacker will present “Swinging Through the Holidays” at the Boykin Center in Wilson, North Carolina on Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00pm. The venue is located at 108 Nash Street NE in downtown Wilson. On Thursday, December 17 at 7:30pm, the group will perform the...

  • Children’s Chorus Wins Big in New York

    Take nearly 60 youthful singers, pack them into three buses with assorted relatives, and haul them to New York for a long Spring-break weekend. Then listen to how wonderfully they sing, first for the judges, and then for an audience at the famed Riverside Church. That’s how the Tar River Children’s Chorus spent the weekend...

  • Tar River Orchestra & Chorus Bring New Offerings and New Look

    The Tar River Choral and Orchestral Society, Inc. of Rocky Mount is pleased to announce its 2010-2011 Concert Schedule. Not only will concertgoers hear a new mix of music but the group has also established a new look for its branding.   With the help of branding gurus at Lewis Advertising in Rocky Mount, the...