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Welcome to The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill

Ticket prices cover only a small percentage of the total cost associated with the presentation of live musical performances. Your tax-deductible contribution to the SMC will ensure the continued availability of live classical music to the residents of Richmond Hill and greater Queens. It will also identify you and/or business as a supporter of the arts in your community.

Every $50 donation will entitle the donor to one free ticket to each performance and a listing in each concert program.

Categories of support are as follows:
Supporter $25 
Friend $50 
Patron $100 
Sponsor $250 
Benefactor $500 
Silver Circle $1000 
Gold Circle $2500 
Diamond Circle $5000 

SMC live performance

Admission: $15; students/seniors $12; pre-concert sale $12. For more info: 718-849-1437

To order tickets or to make a tax-deductible contribution to the SMC, please mail to:

SMC of Richmond Hill c/o St. John's Lutheran Church
86-20 114th St.,
Richmond Hill, NY 11418 

The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill is a non-profit organization established in 1998. It is comprised of volunteer singers and non-singers drawn from Queens NY and surrounding areas. The Chorale is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for the management of the Corporation.

St. John's Lutheran Church in Richmond HillThe Sacred Music Chorale has taken up artistic residence at the historic St. John's Lutheran Church in Richmond Hill, NY.
All concerts will take place at historic St. John's Lutheran Church at: 86-20 114th St., Richmond Hill, NY 11418
St. John's is easily reached by the Q56 Jamaica Ave. bus and the "J" train or Q37 bus at 111th St. and Jamaica Ave. There is ample street parking also available. For further information call: 718-849-1437

Goals of the SMC

  • to promote the singing and appreciation of choral music in our communities
  • to enable its singing members to further their understanding and enjoyment of choral music through learning and singing an ever-expanding repertoire and by so doing to convey this appreciation to its audiences.
  • to strive to achieve professional standards of performance and develop excellence in musicianship in its membership
  • to provide a social gathering for individuals from all walks of life who have a love of singing and an interest in music.
  • to secure a lasting foundation as a non-profit choral organization by achieving and maintaining financial stability.

  • SMC Chorus 2009
    Why not join us?
    Membership is open to all members of the community regardless of age, sex, race, religious affiliation or national origin who concur with the aims and goals of the SMC. You can join the Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill not only as a singer, but also as a sponsor, friend or patron. New singers are welcome in all voice types. Although there is no audition and an ability to read music is not a prerequisite, new members will be given a voice placement test and should be able to match and sustain a tone at a minimum.
    Rehearsals are held on Saturday mornings from 10 am - 12 noon for 10 - 12 weeks prior to each performance date at historic St. John's Lutheran Church at 86-20 114th Street in Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Singing members are required to attend a minimum of one-half of the rehearsals to participate in the related performance.

    To make a secure donation to the SMC over the internet, please click here.

    c o n c e r t s

    Upcoming Events:
    Spring 2015 Concert
    Sunday, April 19, 2015 3:00 PM
    Johannes Brahms, Requiem
    Featuring soloists, orchestra, and chorus

    Click here to see photos from our 2012 Christmas Concert.

    On June 3, 2011, our music director, the Reverend Robert G. Sonnenberg, was awarded the Josephine Foundation Excellence in the Arts award at their 9th Annual "Follow Your Dreams" Gala at Chateau Briand in Westbury, NY. This Best Production Award of 2010 was presented to Reverend Sonnenberg for his orchestral and choral direction of the Noel: A Night of Everlasting Love performances at Town Hall, Flushing, NY in December, 2010.

    The Sacred Music Chorale of Richmond Hill was pleased to participate in these performances, along with select artists, performers, and several choruses from the metropolitan area. We congratulate our conductor for his fine work and we look forward to this year's presentations later in the season.

    Ticket Info
    To be placed on our mailing list or find out how you can order tickets, please write to the SMC c/o St. John's Lutheran Church.
    About the Rev. Robert G. Sonnenberg
    Rev. Robert G. Sonnenberg
    Robert G. Sonnenberg,
    Music Director

    The Reverend Sonnenberg has served as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church since 1971 and has been active with performing groups throughout the metropolitan area both as conductor and chorale assistant. He has a Masters Degree in Music and has studied with Jens Nygaard, of the Jupiter Symphony in NYC. 

    Related Links:
  • Vocal Area Network
  • Long Island Choral Society
  • Queens Council on the Arts
  • Queens Symphony Orchestra
  • Historic St. John's Lutheran Church
  • Richmond HillHistorical Society

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