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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 60 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
Anita Blanc

Nancy Calavan
Sheila Clausen

Reva Hopkins-Evans
Deanna Iltis
Kira Kinney
Karen Kumley
Kirstin Mueller
Mary Murray
Nicole Peldyak
Tracy Ragland
Cheryl Randall
Desiree Rinza
Teresa Stewart
Carolyn Stock


Sally Beck
Susan Carter
Carol Chancellor
Doris Clark
Carly Colmone
Jennifer Eaton
Peggy Erland
Emily Flanagan
Sarah Hunt
Judi Janzen
Sharon Kulick

Lee Machado

Lisa Marcus

Erin McGrath

Pat Parvin

Rebecca Payne

Alexandra Sabella
Jennifer Ungarwulff
Sue Werth


Paul Allen
Cas Barruga

Randy Cunningham

Tami Gillette

Bryan Gonzalez

Robin LaMonte

Markita Price

Janet Rafalovich

Tom Sicilia

Shelley Uselman


Andrew Erland
Jim Friesen
Jason Fuller
Dan Hill
Sam Kinney

Georg Mueller

Joel Nickel
Brett Peldyak
Hale Thornburgh
Jeffrey White

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