August 22, 2023

Meet program coordinator: Hunter Rigsby

Staff member, Hunter Rigsby

Meet someone working behind the scenes

We introduce to you one of Charlotte Choir School's newest addition to the family, Hunter Rigbsy, who joined our team one year ago. With her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre from The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, she gained knowledge and skills in music, acting, and dance, preparing her for a career on stage. She further pursued her education by obtaining a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Winthrop University, expanding her knowledge in the management and business aspects of the arts industry.

Throughout her career, she has gained experience working in various roles in the theatre industry. She has worked at a performing arts center, where she was responsible for managing events and coordinating with performers and staff to ensure smooth operations. As a music director for a community theatre, she led rehearsals and was responsible for the musical direction of productions. Her experience as a high school theatre teacher in North Carolina and South Carolina allowed her to share her knowledge and passion for the arts with young people. Additionally, her stage managing experience for a children's theatre helped her develop her organizational and leadership skills.

Overall, her education and diverse experience in the theatre industry have prepared her for a career in arts administration, where she can combine her passion for the arts with her expertise in managing and leading teams to achieve successful productions and events.

Day in the life of a program coordinator

As the program coordinator, a typical day at work for her varies at CCS. Her job involves communicating with parents about upcoming events, tending to various fundraising activities, supporting the financial management of CCS, providing chorister uniform maintenance, and helping implement the daily operations of the program. When Hunter is not at work, she likes to spend time with her Husband, Andrew, and their dogs (Ellie and Opie), quilting, reading, and watching Law and Order: SVU (Mariska Hargitay is queen).

Sharing memories

One of Hunter's earliest childhood memories is singing with her Mom at a church choir practice. She has always loved singing and participated in various choirs during middle and high school. She was fortunate enough to travel with her college choir group to perform at choral festivals in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Both experiences were life-changing and showed her that choir and choral music have the ability to bring people together from all walks of life. To her, as cliche as it may sound, music is a universal language that transcends all types of barriers and unifies people.

Hunter Rigsby is a huge advocate for Arts and Music Education. As a former theatre teacher and someone who was heavily impacted by her high school's drama department growing up, she know how important access to these educational experiences are for young people. She challenges everyone reading this to support our program and continue to advocate for the importance of arts education!

"Not only does Charlotte Choir School provide essential access to music education, but it also helps our choristers become well-rounded individuals once they leave our program."

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Attending a Concert

Whether you’ve been attending Charlotte Choir School concerts for years, or this will be your first time, we want you to enjoy yourself and support our singers as a comfortable member of our audience. Here are some frequently asked questions about the concert-going experience that may help.

When do I applaud?

Our choirs love an enthusiastic and appreciative audience, so we encourage your applause. Please hold any applause during short pauses between movements or sections of longer pieces. Once a complete piece has ended, your applause is greatly appreciative. A standing ovation for our final curtain call is always appreciated, too!

May I bring food and beverages?

Food or beverage is not permitted in our main stage venue, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Please respect the sanctity of our founding partner’s worship space.

What if I arrive late?

Concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. Latecomers and those who leave the venue before or during a work will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program.

When should I arrive?

Please consider how long it will take you to park, walk to our venue, check in, and have a moment before the show to familiarize yourself with the program and relax. We suggest you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before showtime.

Can I bring my cell phone or camera?

Yes, cell phones and cameras are allowed. However, we require that you turn off all cell phones, cameras, pagers, beeping watches, and other electronic devices before the performance begins — and that you check to see that they are again turned off after any intermission.Audience members may take photographs before and after the concert. Please note, however, that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted during the performance. Anyone seen using a camera, smart phone, or other device for these activities will be asked to leave.

How long are your concerts?

Our main stage concerts are about 90 minutes and are generally presented without an intermission.

Where do I get my tickets?

Tickets are sold on our website and all tickets are delivered by email to the purchaser. We do not have a will call, and your ticket (printed or on device) must be presented for proof at the venue.

Where do I park?

For main stage concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or First United Methodist Church, free parking is provided in the TransAmerica Square parking garage on Seventh Street. Enter on Seventh just west of Tryon and bring your ticket with you to the show for validation.

What should I wear?

You’re Uptown for a concert in Charlotte — have fun! But there’s no need to stress. Business or business casual works for all main stage concerts. Most importantly, we want you to be comfortable.

What if I know nothing about choral music and your repertoire?

That’s okay! We perform sacred and secular choral music with a repertoire that features a mix of accessible, familiar choral works, and some pieces you may not expect. You don’t need to know anything about our repertoire to enjoy our concerts. We will publish the concert program in advance, with information about the composers featured and pieces to be performed. We’ll also include links to Spotify and Apple Music where you can hear some pieces in commercial recordings. Elizabeth Lenti, our Artistic Director, also offers program notes from the stage with information on what to listen for in a piece.