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.

Led by Director Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah since 2016, 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 Catablie 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 Members

Kristina Ploeger-Hekmatpanah, Chorale Director
Carolyn Jess, piano


Wanda Alger
Darla Bennett
Sandy Burda
Erin Carson
Melody Chang
Holly Chase
Ann Fennessy
Sharon Fischer
Rebecca Hemphill
Norilee Kimball
Janet Kiser Lambarth

Amber Lawson
Anita Lewis
Sara Maleki
Brittany McEachran
Kimberly Meinecke
Maureen Miller
Kathryn Munro
Lori Parisot
Lisa Phillips
Rene Phillips
Tiffany Richards
Mandi Rickard
Grace Rowe
Judy S. Sawyer
Salli Sledge
Becky Soth
Maria Stromberg
Tiana Taylor
Stephanie Toftdah


Terri Adams
Marcia Amend
Kirsten Bohlen
Jordyn Burdick
Paulina Crownhart
Becky Dahlager
Cerise Deslauriers
Dawn Elise DeWitt Talbot
Sara Duggin
Patricia Ewers
Kate Francis
Jenna Gigstead
Heidi Gnos Kuban
Renee Honn
Amelia Kaufman
Kathryn Kleypas
Claire Liezen
Kahren McCrow
Esther D. Kelley
Catherine Miller
Suzanne Ratelle
Hannah Reiman
Billie Severtsen
Eldonna Shaw
Cynthia Smutny
Maggie Sullivan
Irene Tomaras Supica
Alice Thomas
Tina Witherow


Ramon Deslauriers
Scott Holbrook
Bob Jespersen
Bob Kirkpatrick
Dave Liezen
Francis Mana-ay
James McArthur
Brendan McEachran
Gary Moore
Mark Rhodes
Scot Simpson
Brian Soth
Jim Swoboda
Brian Vaughn
Tom Williams


Adam Gilbert Bartholomew
Bob Beaumier
Joshua Bozich
Brian A. Cheney
Justin Gray
Ryan Gunn
Woody Hurst
Lawrence Jones
Kent Kimball
Ken Krall
Louis Larsen
Matthew Michelotti
Richard Palmer
Russell Price
Brent T. Stanyer
Stephen  Vigus
Scott Waples
Brent Wilcox
Chuck Zimmerman



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