Ritz Sound & Vocal Performers (RSVP)
RSVP is the combined musical force of the Ritz Voices youth choir and the Ritz Sound instrumental ensemble. It brings together youth ages 12-18 to discover the power of singing learning and playing music together. RSVP provides a multifaceted music education and performance program for youth, fostering talent and a sense of community. Through concerts and frequent community performances, the Ritz Sound and Vocal Performers serve as ambassadors for the Ritz Theatre and Museum and the City of Jacksonville, using voice and music as a tool for youth development, social healing and community building. The youth perform concerts at the Ritz Theatre, around metropolitan Jacksonville, throughout the state of Florida and occasionally travel outside the state.
Membership requirements are designed to insure high quality and standards for the RSVP members. Members take pride in developing a tradition of musical superiority, dedication and commitment to good citizenship.
Every Tuesday, 6:30 pm–8:00pm, September –June
The Ritz Voices Youth Chorus is in final preparations to travel to Newark, NJ to compete in the international McDonald's Gospelfest competition. Local area McDonald's restaurants sponsor the Ritz Voices and will host a sendoff celebration for the chorus. We wish the Ritz Voices well and know they'll render a sensational performance as they represent Jacksonville with their soulful voices!