GCC is grateful to have relationships with many professional music directors, educators, and performers from Prince William County and beyond.

“The Gainesville Community Choir is a passionate group of singers under the artistic direction of Jacob Lash. As a professional choral conductor at George Mason University I can attest to their high level of achievement as a community group related to their rehearsal processes and performance level. Gainesville Community Choir upholds a strong musical process and there is a highly dedicated level of community engagement within the ensemble.

Please contact me for further information regarding the professional level of this program.”

Dr. Lisa Billingham
Professor of Music, George Mason University

“I had the privilege of singing with Gainesville Community Choir for two years. Although I had a background in choral singing, I learned a great deal under the direction of Jacob Lash, Kerrie Cardine, and the leaders of GCC. They take great care in their song selection so that members can grow in their skills and experience. I’m excited to see Gainesville Community Choir continue to thrive in Prince William County so that more audiences can experience their beautiful music.”

Laura Mills
President Elect, ARTfactory, Manassas, VA
Contributing Writer, DC Theatre Arts

“The Gainesville Community Choir, a diverse and multigenerational society comprised largely of amateur singers, has been a thriving musical entity for the past ten years.  The positive synergy of this organization provides its members with the opportunity for social connectedness and artistic expression.  The Gainesville Community Choir is doing its part to uplift and enrich Prince William County through its innovative collaborations with schools, churches, and the greater Gainesville community.”

Shelly Reagan
Music Specialist, Glenkirk Elementary School, Gainesville, VA
M. Ed. Education Leadership
M. M. Ed. Music Education

“The Patriot High School Choirs have enjoyed collaborating with the Gainesville Community Choir! The choir members and their director, Jacob Lash, were welcoming and supportive of the high school singers in our joint concert, and it is wonderful to know there a place where young adults (and the young at heart!) can have a quality choral experience and keep singing after high school.”

Liz Selby
Choral Director, Patriot High School, Nokesville, VA

“I have known Jacob Lash and the Gainesville Community Choir for several years now and I can honestly say that the community this intergenerational choir has created is nothing short of remarkable. From young to old, the choir has a strong desire not only to sing well, but to really connect with each other. This connection allows them to not just sing with blend and balance, but also with a like purpose. The concerts presented are eclectic in scope, but always offer a wave of emotions for performer and audience member alike.”

Pat Vaughn
Choir Director, Annandale High School
Director of Music, Annandale United Methodist Church
Founder & Director, Brethren, professional men’s choir

“One of the most pleasant ways I get to spend a weekday evening is through rehearsing with the mixed-age and high-level Gainesville Community Choir. The group is comprised of many hard-working singers that are highly responsive in all aspects of performance. The ensemble participants thrive in telling a story through a variety of vocal styles and a diverse range of repertoire.”

Preston Atkins
Choral Director, Unity Reed High School, Manassas, VA