Jamestown RI Community Chorus

Great Choral Singing Since 1949

Music Director

BJ Whitehouse and his wife, Christine Ariel

BJ Whitehouse and his wife, Christine Ariel

B.J. Whitehouse serves as the Music Director for the Jamestown Community Chorus.

B.J. graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelors of Music Education a long time ago and went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rhode Island College.

He has served as director of the Jamestown Community Chorus since 1989 and has also acted as choral director at a number of local churches.   In addition, B.J. is the music director of the Everybody Chorus in Jamestown.

B.J. taught general and choral music at the Wilbur/McMahon Schools in Little Compton where he taught grades K-8 for 26 years prior to retiring in 2015. Prior to that he taught music at the Block Island (RI) School  for four years. At present, he teaches voice privately and works as a part-time guide at Newport’s historic Fort Adams.

B.J.  is an active community member, including being a Rocket Dawg (volunteer member of the Jamestown Fireworks Committee) for 12 years. In addition, he was the chairperson of the Jamestown School Committee. He  has worked with a number of community arts organizations and makes his home in Jamestown with his wife, Christine Ariel.

B.J.’s master’s thesis was on the history of the JCC and is available at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.

P.O. Box 602
Jamestown, RI 02835

Board Meetings are held at 7PM on the first Monday of the month. Please check the calendar page for actual day/date and time. Meetings have been held via Zoom.

The Jamestown Community Chorus is a non-profit organization that exists to promote choral singing in our community. Please send along a tax-deductible donation to: JCC, PO Box 602, Jamestown, RI 02835 and thank you!

Check out some vocal warm-up exercises - https://jamestownchorus.com/warm-up-exercises/

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