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Festival Chorale Oregon in concert

Creating Community through Song since 1979

Festival Chorale Oregon is a community choir of non-auditioned singers performing choral masterworks. Under the direction of our founding artistic director, Dr. Solveig Holmquist, the chorale regularly performs with a full orchestra and features both emerging and well-known vocal soloists from across the Northwest.

Established in 1979 with just eight singers, more than 1,200 community members have sung with us since our inception. Today, the chorale is an ensemble of approximately 70 voices.

Since our first performance at the Stayton Fine Arts Festival, the chorale has performed at New York City’s Lincoln Center and at Carnegie Hall five times, has toured Europe seven times, and has hosted nine international choirs from across Europe.

The chorale regularly collaborates with other local arts organizations such as music, dance, and theater groups. Past collaborations include performances with the Eugene Symphony, the Heart of the Valley Children’s Choir, the Salem Keizer School District, Salem Symphonic Winds, the Tirolean Dancers of Portland, Western Oregon University, and Willamette Master Chorus.

The chorale is an inclusive ensemble welcoming all capable singers—no audition required. Learn more about joining us.



Cynthia Allen

Deborah Butler

Nancy Calavan

Jessica Coons

Phyllis Daniel

Doreen Davis

Heather Dixon

Lynda Floor

Caitlin Fortune

Deanna Iltis

Sug King

Kira Kinney

Karen Kumley

Mignon Mazique

Kirstin Mueller

Ann Papworth

Nicole Peldyak

Tracy Ragland

Cheryl Randall

Desiree Rinza

Heather Simpson-Howell

Barbara Stebbins-Boaz

Carolyn Stock

Dana Wolf


Margaret Alto

Linda Aso

Sally Beck

Sharlee Blackwell

Susan Carter

Carol Chancellor

Doris Clark

Jennifer Eaton

Peggy Erland

Emily Flanagan

Bonnie Hiller Fullerton

Stephanie Galver

Tami Gillette

Mary Lou Janeba

Judi Janzen

Sharon Kulick

Robin LaMonte

Lee Machado

Lisa Marcus

Erin McGrath

Trudy McKinnell

Ann Moore

Rebecca Payne

Markita Price

Janet Rafalovich

Donna Rue

Gwenyn Sasaki

Shari Schonbrun

Marilyn Scott

Marlinda Stearns

Kathy Sweetland

Jennifer Ungarwulff

Shelley Uselman

Mary Werth

Sharon Young


Bryan Gonzalez

Paul Hutter

Mark Janeba

Georg Mueller

Paul Richardson

Ben Simpson

Christopher Simpson

William Velez

Rob Walker

Rebekah Wozniak-Gelzer


Steve Budde

Phil Davis

Thomas Ellis

Andrew Erland

Jim Friesen

Dan Hill

Sam Kinney

Ward Lofgren

Ruben Lopez

Jim McDonald

Joel Nickel

Brett Peldyak

Hale Thornburgh

Jeffrey White

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