Since its inception in 1957, the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, founded by Dr. Louis Pichierri, has been a significant presence in the Rhode Island arts community. RICCO has enjoyed continuous growth and community support for more than fifty years, presenting a season of at least three major choral concerts each year. Its repertoire includes major works of choral literature, and lesser known artistic gems. The Chorale takes particular pride in presenting new, commissioned works such as the 2010 world-premier of Rhode Island composer Michael DeQuattro’s With One Voice.