THE CHORALE

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 100 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.

OUR SINGERS

Soprano

Sally Beck

Anita Blanchard
Debbie Buchanan

Sheila Clausen
Judy Cotter
Phyllis Daniel
Lynda Floor

Reva Hopkins-Evans
Deanna Iltis
Karen Kumley

Kristin Mueller
Ann Papworth 
Nicole Peldyak
Tracy Ragland
Cheryl Randall

Desiree Rinza

Faith Rockenstein 
Serianna Rosberg
Teresa Stewart
Carolyn Stock

Carol Teagle

Laura Trammell

Alto

Connie Anderson
Linda Aso
Sharlee Blackwell
Susan Carter 
Carol Chancellor
Doris Clark
Jennifer Eaton
Peggy Erland
Emily Flanagan
Stephanie Galver
Tami Gillette
Sarah Hunt
Mary Lou Janeba
Colleen Keyes
Sharon Kulick

Robin LaMonte

Lisa Marcus

Erin McGrath

Trudy McKinnell

Patricia Parvin
Rebecca Payne

Alice Phalan

Jacqui Pitt

Markita Price
Kasia Quillinan
Janet Rafalovich
Lexie Sabella
Marilyn Scott
Vicki Seed

Joanne Stern
Jennifer Ungarwulff
Shelley Uselman
Sue Werth
Mary White
Sharon Young

Tenor

Paul Allen
Cas Barruga

Steve Budde

Bryan González
Paul Hutter
Mark Janeba
Daniel Lute

William Velez

Karl Wozniak
Rebekah Wozniak-Gelzer

Bass

Andrew Erland

Casey Feskens
Jim Friesen
Dan Hill
Sam Kinney 
Clark Matschek

Georg Mueller

Joel Nickel
Philip Nyegaard
Brett Peldyak

Rob Walker
Jeff White