Singers selected for Cardinal Chorale announced

| July 22, 2016

COSHOCTON COUNTY – Area singers have been selected to sing with the 22nd edition of the Cardinal Chorale. They include: Beth Allen, Hallee Anderson, Jonathan Arnold, Nathan Arnold, Michael Belt, Nick Blakley, Michael Border, Ellie Brems, John Brems, Cameron Burkholder, Jenna Clum, Jordan Conner, Justin Conner, DJ Esselburn, Garrett Fabian, Elizabeth Ferris, Meredith Free, Josie Fornara, Kyla Geer, Everett Hall, Jacob Heading, Sarah Heading, Sarah Holmes, Lauren Johnson, Logan Lawrence, Morgan Lawrence, Corn Lewis, Clay Lower, Colin McConnell, Nathan Moses, Maggie Myers, Jared Norman, Harrison Orand, Jacob Panteloukas, Shawn Warren, Connor Wheeler, and Quinn Wherley.

They will join auditioned singers from across the state of Ohio who will sing in the seven-day Cardinal Chorale Workshop, July 24 – 30 on the campus of Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio. Area staff members include: Hayden Burkholder, Matt Downing, Haley Evans, McKayla Evans, Caroline Heading, Erin Jobes, Ann Leppla, Chad Putka, and Joshua Senn.

The Chorale’s Workshop will be led by the Chorale staff and artistic director Charles R. Snyder, Coshocton. Snyder is the director of music at The Presbyterian Church, Coshocton, and music director and conductor of the Coshocton Community Choir, a 100-voice auditioned ensemble he founded in 1971. He also conducts The Coshocton Singers, a regional choir for young singers in grades 4-8 that he organized in 1987. In 2002, he created the Coshocton Youth Chorale, a high school ensemble that includes 56 singers from several counties. A faculty member of Muskingum University’s annual Choral YouthFest since 1994, Snyder has also been a member of Muskingum’s voice faculty. In the spring of 2005, Snyder was on the Muskingum campus teaching voice and serving as director of choral activities during the sabbatical of Professor Robert Owen Jones.

After converging at Muskingum on July 24, Chorale members will spend seven days in rehearsals, preparing a public performance of some of the repertoire they will sing in concerts and take on tour during the 2016-2017 season. The experience will culminate in a debut concert on Saturday, July 30. The 4 p.m. performance will be in the Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre in Caldwell Hall, on the campus of Muskingum University and is open to the public.

The theme for this year’s workshop is titled “Seize the Day,” a musical challenge to make the most of each day’s opportunities.

The public is invited to the following public concerts as part of the 2016 Cardinal Chorale Music Workshop.  You can also check out what is going on via their website: with their daily blog.


Sunday, July 24: The Cardinal Chorale, 21st edition, tour finale concert

Caldwell Hall, Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre — 7 p.m.


Tuesday, July 26: An Evening With Patrick Sulken, Chorale alumnus

Caldwell Hall, Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre — 8 p.m.


Thursday, July 28: Musical Theatre Showcase “Make Them Hear You”

Featuring: Matt Downing, Haley Evans, Peter Hampton, Erin Jobes, Chad Putka, and Josh Senn

Caldwell Hall, Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre — 8 p.m.


Saturday, July 30:The Cardinal Chorale, 22nd edition, debut concert

Caldwell Hall, Sandra Wolfe Thompson Theatre — 4 p.m.

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