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 two CDs: In Time of Softest Snow and On the Trail of Beauty.

Core Singer*
Young Artist**

Sopranos

Altos

Tenors

Basses

Suzanne Barnes
Gayle Bate
Jeffri Carrington*
Cheri Elson Sperber
Lauren Cypher
Amanda Gerig
Marion Horton
Emily Jeffs
Melissa Johnson
Karli Krueger
Sarah Lavender
Jennifer Matsuura*
Sage Meadows
Dara Nicolic
Lindsay Panero*
Rebecca Pinnock
Muriel Sadleir-Hart*
Cynthia Scherr
Erin Scott
Bailey Snelgrove
Leanne Strom
Kendra Taylor
Bailey Aldrich
Ann Bass
Luna Bitzer
Anita Caster
Michelle Cipollone*
Shelly Cox-Thornhill*
Sharon Dady
Gracie Ewert
Susan Franks
Lorin Groshong
Dana Hankins
Laurie Anne Hunter*
Tami Marston
Carrie Mock
Breahna Molina
Ariana Orford
Clancy Rone
Carey Jean Sojka
Julia Sommer
Ginny Walker
Juliana Wheeler
Nicholas Bate
Mark Brown
Ralph Dady
Jacob Ellis
Donnelly Fenn
Roger Graves
Strand Hill**
Michael Kaveney**
Nic Kinzie
Phil Koenig*
Zachary Marshall
Chris Phillips*
Kit Tyler
Tom Walker
Ken Depp*
Cameron Gray
Ron Hart
Tom Hearon
Ed Houck
Paul Ievins
Don Matthews*
Jeffrey Myers
Eric Smith
Ron Strom
Nick Tennant*
Brian Tingle
Randall Walker
Craig Williams
Michael Wing*

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Commissioned choral music by the Repertory Singers