WS Symphony "Messiah Concert

Symphony Chorale

Carole Ott, chorale director
Nancy Johnston, accompanist

Sopranos

Martha Abernethy
Kaylor Amberson
Ryan Boykin
Andi Brooks
Karen Cromer
Beverly Culbreath
Marcia Deem
Katherine Eppert
Elizabeth Ferguson
Jessica Freeman
Rita Freimanis
Ann Galiger
Nancy Graham
Iris Jarrell
Marjorie John
Betty Jones
Sandria Kerr
Stephanie Keys
Carol Kirby
Lee Lashley
Karen Yoak Lewis
Gretchen Marsden
Nancy Martin
Denise McKibbin
Sarah Putnam
Phoenix Putney
Elaine Ragland
Anne Safrit
Beverly Shaw
Harriett Smith
Sarah Solomon
Susan Stockton
Mary Thompson
Roberta Turner
Cindy Warlick
Deborah Wesley-Farrington
Marion Williams

Tenors

Matthew Brooks
Jack Campbell, Jr.
Ryan Danker
Kerry Garrett
Brian Gorelick
Jay Hale
William Honeycutt
Halbert Jones
Frederic Kahl
Dylan Koerner
Carl Metzgar
Kevin Mundy
Guy Oldaker III
Jay Parsons
Wendell Putney
Tommy Smith

Altos

Jamie Allen
Sheila Andrews
Hannah Appel
Isabelle Berquin
Glenda Brown
Harriet Clark
Deborah Clark
Tami Colvin
Joan Dawson
Joan Decker
Parker Freeman
Linda Frey
Barbara Gerhard
Susan Huneycutt
Joia Johnson
Sheila Keen
Virginia King
Barbara Kunkle
Irene Lawrence
Barbara Lawrence
Cynthia Leonard
Jan Ma’luf
Byah McGee
Amy McKibbin
Ashley Morgan
Chris Myers
Bettie Pfiffner
Stephanie Pierce
Lois Roewade
Diana Salmons
Constance Stanton
Patricia Stewart
Jenny Viars
Susan Yount

Basses

John Burchette
Kenneth Carpenter
Tom Edwards
Richard Faw
Harold Garrison
John Garrou
Bill Gibson
Douglass Gilbert
Glenn Griffiths
Gerry Gunzenhauser
John Hammon
Paul Harder
Kevin Hayes
Eugene Heise
Alan Keely
Jack Scruggs
Michael Seeds
Joel Stegall
David Thomas
John Woodmansee
Wayne Yancey


Chorale Council

Rita Freimanis, Chair
Jenny L. Viars, Chair-elect
Jamie M. Allen, Treasurer
Sarah E. Putnam, Librarian
Nancy E. Graham, Librarian


About the Symphony Chorale

The Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale traces its beginnings to the 1940’s; at that time, there were three vocal groups in Winston-Salem, which eventually merged in 1960 to form the Singers’ Guild. The Singers’ Guild often performed concerts with the Symphony, and in the fall of 1971 merged with the Symphony and became the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale. The Chorale has been directed by David Partington, Norman Johnson, Peter Perret, Donald Armitage, and James Allbritten, and currently is under the direction Dr. Carole J. Ott.The Chorale consists of 90 auditioned volunteer singers, many of whom are members of area church choirs and university choruses. The Symphony and Chorale perform large choral masterpieces which in recent seasons have included Haydn’s Creation, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and the Requiem masses of Mozart, Brahms, and Verdi. The Chorale also joins the Symphony on earlier, smaller-scale works such as Bach’s St. John Passion and an annual production of Handel’s Messiah. Additionally, the Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale holds its own performances in local venues, providing intimate and moving choral experiences for audiences away from the Symphony concert hall.
Winston-Salem Symphony Chorale

WSS Chorale

Join us!

The Symphony Chorale is comprised of 85 – 90 auditioned singers from around the Triad. The group rehearses weekly on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30. Additional rehearsals are scheduled during the week prior to a performance.

If you are interested in auditioning to sing with the Chorale, please contact Rita Freimanis, Chorale Council Chair. All voice parts are welcome. You will be asked to sing something you already know and to do some sightreading.

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