E. Carl Freeman Concert Series

E. Carl Freeman Concert Series

The Concert Series was started in 1970 both to gain full benefit of the then-new sanctuary with its great acoustics and to reach out to the surrounding community. The Series remains a welcomed regular feature of musical life in Richmond’s West End. Past performances have included organ recitals by some of the best practitioners of the art such as John Scott, Organist-Choirmaster, St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and Frederick Swann, former organist at Riverside Church, New York; vocal and instrumental recitals by such artists as Eugenia Zuckerman, and performances by well-known chamber ensembles such as the Shanghai and Manhattan string quartets.

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2021-2022 Concert Series Tickets

E. Carl Freeman Concert Series presents
2021-2022 Season

All concerts are held in the Sanctuary. Please note the differing start times.

Reserve your FREE tickets on Eventbrite. All concerts are free unless noted otherwise.

Additional concerts may be announced in the spring. They will be listed here and tickets will be available on Eventbrite.

COVID-19 Mask Requirements

We have seen the COVID-19 and Delta Variant cases increasing—not only for adults, but also children who are too young for a vaccination. Given this trend, the Re-Entry Task Force has decided, beginning immediately, and the foreseeable future, that masks and distancing will be required for worship attendance and other indoor church activities, regardless of vaccination status. This requirement, we believe, allows us to “love our neighbors as ourselves” in the midst of a very difficult situation.


Organ Recital—Christopher Martin
Sunday, September 26, 2021, 3:00 p.m.

Vox Humana
William Bradley Roberts, director
Friday, October 22, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

The premier concert by Richmond’s newly-formed professional vocal ensemble.

Organ Recital—Clara Gerdes
Friday, November 19, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by the Richmond Chapter of the AGO, Organ Repertoire Recital Series

An Organ Duo Christmas Concert
Raymond and Elizabeth Chenault
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Handel’s Messiah
River Road Chancel Choir with Orchestra
Sunday, December 12, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Advent Portion and Hallelujah

St. Olaf Choir
Sunday, February 6, 2022, 3:00 p.m.

Separated ticked event; tickets required
Tickets $35—on sale late September 2021

Harpsichord Recital—Jory Vinikour
Sunday, March 20, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

J. S. Bach – Goldberg Variations

Voice Recital—John Tibbetts, baritone
Raymond Chenault, collaborative pianist
Sunday, May 1, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

River Road Chancel Choir
David Briggs, organist
Sunday, June 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m.


The Richmond Chapter of the American Guild of Organists has invited Johann Vexo of Notre-Dame de Paris to play at River Road Church, Baptist in 2022. Date TBD.


2021-2022 Concert Series


Music Ministry

The music program at RRCB

Adult Choirs

Chancel Choir, Chancel Bell Choir, & Choral Scholars

Children's & Youth Choirs

Children’s Choirs, River Road Camerata, Youth Choirs, & Youth Choir JAM

Musical Instruments

Sanctuary, Möller Organ, Chapel Organ, & Grand Pianos