Our Ensemble

 

05The 60-voice Repertory Singers, following their highly acclaimed performances of Haydn’s “Creation,” now entering their 31st 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*
Lauren Cypher
Amanda Gerig
Melissa Johnson
Marcia Katmar
Karli Krueger
Jennifer Matsuura*
Ellie Murray
Lindsay Panero*
Sophia Palosaari
Rebecca Pinnock
Mikaeli Rhodman**
Muriel Sadleir Hart**
Erin Scott
Cheri Sperber
Bailey Snelgrove
Leanne Strom
Kendra Taylor
Bailey Aldrich
Ann Bass
Michelle Cipollone*
Shelly Cox-Thornhill*
Julia Curiel
Sharon Dady
Holly Foster
Susan Franks
Renee Hanna
Laurie Anne Hunter*
Tami Marston
Clancy Rone
Carey Jean Sojka
Julia Sommer
Gaelen Thurow
Heather Tomiyama
Ginny Walker
Juliana Wheeler
Kris Wildman
Nicholas Bate*
Edward Boyd*
Mark Brown
Ralph Dady
Tom Hearon
Strand Hill**
Nic Kinzie
Phil Koenig*
Chris Phillips*
Tom Walker
Jordan Weeda
Craig Williams
Hal Wing
Ken Depp**
Ron Hart
Ed Houck
Paul Ievins
Don Matthews*
Jeffrey Myers
Eric Smith
Ron Strom
Nick Tennant*
Brian Tingle
Michael Wing*

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