Essex County Virginia

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Community ChorusThe Community Chorus is a non-profit vocal music organization dedicated to providing the individual and community with opportunities in musical education and performance that would otherwise be unavailable in rural Essex and the Northern Neck. 

Members are volunteers that come from a very wide geographical area, represent numerous professions, and span the generations. The Chorus endeavors to sample the wide range of musical styles, from Bach to Broadway, Renaissance to contemporary, sacred and secular. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at Essex High School culminating in two performances each year, one during the Christmas season and the other in the spring. The chorus receives its financial support from member dues and generous contributions from the community. 

The Community Chorus invites any and all who are interested in voice training and choral singing to join with us in music. The chorus is directed by Emerson Hughes and accompanied by Kathleen Hughes.

VilDon Edutainment, Inc./L.I.F.E. School of Art

VilDon Edutainment, Inc.'s signature program, L.I.F.E. School of Art, offers an array of visual, performing, voice, and musical classes for all ages. When possible, VIlDon utilizes local teaching artists as instructors. The overall mission is to uplift and enrich the lives of youth, families and the communities in the rural Northern Neck and surrounding counties using the visual, performing, and literary arts as a conduit. VilDon is conveniently located at 422 S. Church Lane in Tappahannock, VA  22560 Phone: (804) 450-0590.

Visit the VilDon Edutainment, Inc./L.I.F.E. School of Art website.


Visit the Essex County Historical Society web page. 


Visit the Essex County and Tappahannock Artists and Art Galleries.