Patricia K. Trail

Patricia K. Trail

Director of Music and
Children's Ministries
First Presbyterian
Evangelical Church,
Roanoke, Virginia
Artistic Director for
The Roanoke Valley Choral Society

About the Roanoke Valley Choral Society


The Roanoke Valley Choral Society was formed in 1985 with the merger of the former Roanoke Valley Chorus and the Virginia Choral Society. The original Roanoke Valley Chorus dates to the early 1960’s, and the Virginia Choral Society began operation in the early 1970’s. Since 1985 the Roanoke Valley Choral Society has performed to the pleasure and delight of audiences in the Roanoke Valley and beyond. We have recorded on cd several of our most recent concerts and in the past have performed and recorded with the Roanoke Symphony.


RVCS is a qualified nonprofit organization (EIN# 52-1211703) that is funded by the generous donations of patrons, by revenues generated from sale of advertisements, and by free-will donations collected at each performance. No admission is charged for RVCS performances.


Revenues are used for payment to creative staff (conductor, accompanist, and guest instrumentalists or soloists), publicity for our performances, printing and administrative expenses, and rent for rehearsal and concert venues. Other than creative staff, all individuals associated with RVCS are volunteers, donating their time and talents.

About the Conductor


Patricia K. Trail

Patricia Trail, Salem native and graduate of Roanoke College, has performed as a soloist around the state of Virginia for many years. Since 1981, she has conducted choral groups in the church setting, serving ages three to ninety-three! Mrs. Trail studied under vocal instructor Angharad Sinclair and choral directors, William G. Snyder, Dr. Frank Williams, Dr. Donald Moe, Dr. Kenneth Kirk, and has received summer instruction from Dr. Rene Clausen.


Having served three local churches, Patricia has been with First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Roanoke, since 2001 and was appointed Music Director in 2006.


Mrs. Trail is humbled and honored to follow in the footsteps of her mentor, William G. Snyder, who instilled in her a love for, and gave her the tools to make choral music.