Our Ensemble

 

05The 60-voice Repertory Singers, following their highly acclaimed performances of Haydn’s “Creation,” now entering their 32nd season of bringing choral excellence to the Rogue Valley. Under the direction of Dr. Paul French, Director of Choral Studies at Southern Oregon University, the semi-professional ensemble captivates audiences by presenting the best of classical choral literature from around the world throughout the ages, as well as newly composed works by world-renowned composers, such as Gabriel Jackson, Eric Whitacre, and Ēriks Ešenvalds. Repertory Singers have also had the honor to premiere new works by Oregon’s own Jodi French and Craig Kingsbury.

The mission of Repertory Singers is to promote the performance, development, and appreciation of high-quality choral music. They offer local and regional musicians– including professionals and music educators–access to a wide variety of repertoire, while providing cultural enrichment to the Southern Oregon region through presentation of a series of unique concerts. The Repertory Singers Community Engagement Program delivers inspiration and insight into the world of professional classical musicians to area high schools and senior residences.

Repertory Singers proudly present at least one choral masterwork every year in their season. Other recent masterworks include Fauré’s “Requiem;” Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” and “Mass in B Minor;” Haydn’s “Creation;” and Handel’s “Messiah” performed with the Rogue Valley Symphony. For their 31st season, audiences can look forward to hearing Maurice Duruflé’s wondrous “Reqieum” and–in two concert partnerships with the Rogue Valley Symphony–John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” Handel’s “Messiah,” Beethoven’s“Choral Fantasy,” and Mozart’s “Requiem.” Repertory Singers have released four CDs: In Time of Softest Snow, On the Trail of BeautyThe Heart’s Reflection, and First Light.

Core Singer*
Young Artist**

Sopranos

Altos

Tenors

Basses

Suzanne Barnes
Gayle Bate
Katie Boehnlein
Dana Cantrell
Jeffri Carrington*
Cheri Elson
Amanda Gerig
Marion Horton
Emily Jeffs
Melissa Johnson
Danica Locey
Jennifer Matsuura*
Sage Meadows
Amy Merwin
Lindsay Panero*
Rebecca Pinnock
Muriel Sadleir-Hart**
Cynthia Scherr
Erin Scott
Leanne Strom
Kendra Taylor
Molly Williams**
Ann Bass
Luna Bitzer
Michaela Brynn*
Anita Caster
Shelly Cox-Thornhill*
Sharon Dady
Gracie Ewert**
Holly Foster
Susan Franks
Laurie Anne Hunter*
Tami Marston
Carrie Mock
Clancy Rone
Andrea Sandoval
Carey Jean Sojka
Julia Sommer
Chelsea Villanueva
Ginny Walker
Nicholas Bate
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Ralph Dady
Nic Kinzie
Phil Koenig*
Zachary Marshall*
Eoghan McDowell
Daniel Munoz
Abraham Murillo
Brandt Nakamura*
Chris Phillips*
John Stadelman
Nic Temple
Randall Walker
Tom Walker
Jordan Weeda
Ken Depp*
Josh Ewert
Donnelly Fenn
Ron Hart
Tom Hearon
Ed Houck
Paul Ievins
Don Matthews*
Jeffrey Myers
Bill Powell
Eric Smith*
Ron Strom
Nick Tennant*
Brian Tingle
Craig Williams

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Commissioned choral music by the Repertory Singers