Chorale



Chorale & Chamber Singers

The Spokane Symphony is excited to announce new developments in the choral part of the organization. We had been planning to create more flexibility for the Director of the Spokane Symphony, James Lowe, by offering smaller project-based groups of singers. Then the pandemic made singing in live choral ensembles impossible. As all performing groups rebuild themselves into the most logical and useful configurations for their members and their host organizations.

 

History

The Spokane Symphony Chorale was established in 1955 as a volunteer organization singers and musicians performing choral music in this region. Since 1978 the Chorale has been an official entity of the Spokane Symphony. As part of the Spokane Symphony, they have performed a wide range of musical works with the orchestra, including Dvorak's Te Deum, Verdi's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Britten's War Requiem, Mendelssohn's Lobgesang, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Mozart's C Minor Mass, Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, and Rachmaninoff's The Bells. In addition, they have performed in numerous operas, including Verdi's Rigoletto, Puccini's La boheme, and Bizet's Carmen.

 

About Dr. Meg Stohlmann

Dr. Meg Stohlmann is the director of choral and vocal studies at Gonzaga University where she conducts the Glee Club, Concert Choir and Chamber Singers. In addition, Meg also serves as the director of the Spokane Symphony Chorale. Most recently, she served as assistant professor of choral music education in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University in North Carolina. There she conducted the Appalachian Glee Club, Appalachian Chorale, Appalachian Youth Chorale, and mentored many pre-service music educators.

Dr. Stohlmann is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and serves on the Northwest region’s board. She was also selected as one of six conductors to participate in the ACDA International Conductor’s Exchange program. She will host a conductor from Germany and travel to Germany in the summer of 2023 to represent the United States. Originally from Santa Rosa, California, Meg taught choir and guitar at the middle and high school level in Lexington, KY for six years and conducted the Danville Children's Choir. Her children's choir and high school advanced women's choirs performed at the Kentucky Music Educators State Conference in 2014 and 2015, respectively. She earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts Degree at the University of Washington and Masters degree in Voice Performance and Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky.

A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Meg also served on active duty in the Air Force for 5 years in Arizona, Korea and Germany. She separated from the military in 2004 to pursue a second bachelor's degree in Music Education at Sonoma State University. Meg's lifelong love of choral music began as a charter member of the Santa Rosa Children's Chorus where she sang for over 10 years and credits with her decision to make music education her career. 

The Chorale enjoys a dedicated volunteer base of over 80 singers from all across the metro Spokane area; including many who commute from Coeur d'Alene, Davenport, Sandpoint, Pullman, and many other locations. These musicians participate in the over 100 hours of volunteer rehearsal and performance time required for each concert season. The professions of these volunteers are varied and include music educators, church choir directors, opera and theater performers, doctors, nurses, realtors, salesmen, homemakers, and many others who come together to share a love of singing. 

Every spring, the Chorale presents a concert to benefit the Symphony through the Cantabile chapter of Spokane Symphony Associates. These concerts provide a dedicated avenue for this magnificent ensemble to reach choral music lovers in the region as well as monetarily support the Symphony.

 

Chorale Auditions

Auditions for our Holiday Pops and Beethoven's Ninth concerts will be held on Sunday, October 23, from 1pm to 5pm, at St. Gregory Choral Hall on the Gonzaga campus. Check out the map here.

If you would like to sign up for an audition, please follow the link below and enter your information on the Google Doc: October 23 Audition Sign-Up Sheet

A quick reminder: you do not need to bring or prepare anything except your voice! Thanks and we hope to see many of you soon! 


Chorale Members

Chorale Director: Dr. Meg Stohlmann
Pianist: John Conte

Pianist Sub: Scott Rednour

Section Leader*

SOPRANO

Kristen Nauditt*
Stacia Cammarano 
Wanda Alger 
Holly Chase 
Ann Fennessy 
Sharon Fischer 
Jennifer Garcia 
Brook Gehring 
Melody Heaton 
Brittany Holden 
Jamie Kizer 
Anne LaBella 
Janet Kiser Lambarth 
Amber Lawson 
Anita Lewis 
Sara Maleki 
Brittany McEachran 
Kimberly Meinecke 
Maureen Miller 
Kathryn Munro 
Lori Parisot 
Lisa Phillips 
Rene Phillips 
Alexandra Rannow 
Grace Rowe 
Judy S. Sawyer 
Lucia Baratta Sessions 
Jennifer Snow 
Becky Soth 
Allison Wagstaff 
Rose Waterbury 

ALTO

Maria Stromberg*
Linda Besse 
Jordyn Burdick 
Mary Cole 
Paulina Crownhart 
Becky Dahlager 
DawnElise DeWitt Talbot 
Sara Duggin 
Jenna Gigstead 
Jennifer Goodnight 
Jessica Hopf 
Amelia Kaufman 
Esther D. Kelley 
Kathryn Kleypas 
Catherine Miller 
Faith Mitchell 
Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah 
Darnelle Preston 
Gretchen Ramey 
Hannah Reiman 
Michelle Scott 
Eldonna Shaw-Davis 
Salli Sledge 
Maggie Sullivan 
Irene  Tomaras Supica 
Viktoria Taroudaki 
Alice Thomas 
April Thompson 
Debbie Zimmerman 

 
TENOR

Brendan McEachran 

Brian Vaughn* 
Mike Bullard 
Trevor Bushnell 
Justin Gray 
Tim Kenagy 
Bobbi Kizer 
Dave Liezen 
Isaac Miller 
Logan Shevalier 
Brian Soth 
Jim Swoboda 
Tom Williams 

 
BASS 

Ryan Gunn* 
Alex Barclay 
Adam Gilbert Bartholomew 
Cedric Bidwell Williams 
Jeffrey Boen 
Brian A. Cheney 
Daniel Eyestone 
Lawrence Jones 
Ken Krall 
Louis Larsen 
Adam Lewis 
Richard Palmer 
Christian Skok 
Brent T. Stanyer 
Paul Steenblik 
Stephen Vigus 
Scott Waples 
Brent Wilcox 
Chuck Zimmerman 

 

 

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