Orchard Park Chorale Board Members
Ben Streeter - President
Helen Davis - Vice-President
Beverly Painter - Recording Secretary
Nan Murphy - Corresponding Secretary
Carl Otis - Interim Treasurer
Julie Hoffner - Concert Coordinator
Patricia A Chiodo - Board Member At Large
Librarians: Lois Renz, Judith Wieserner & Carol Murphy
Ad Committee Chair : Betty Ramming
Membership Chair: Rozanne Redlinski
Publicity Chair: Aurora Boneberg
Facebook: Meg Kontrabecki Jones
Social Committee chair : Nancy Della Contrada
Soprano: Karen Saxon
Alto: Leslie Brelsford
Tenor: Thomas Gruenthal
Bass: Brandon DiTieri
Special Instrumentalists for our
Spring 2016 Concert
I Solisti of WNY
Amie Vredenburg, violin
Lydia Herren, violin
Sarah Uhman, violin
Sally Ann Schaefer, violin
Donna Lorenzo, viola
Alex Safford, cello
Phil Leszak, bass
Nicole Bodemer, flute
Florence Meyers, oboe
Roseann Deni, clarinet
Elizabeth Parkes, bassoon
Larry Deni, trumpet
for our Spring 2016 Concert
Holly Bewlay is professor of voice and coordinator of vocal performance at Buffalo State College. She completed her Master in Music and Doctorate in Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music joining the music faculty at Buffalo State in 2005. Dr. Bewlay has performed locally, nationally and in Italy as a soloist with opera companies, orchestras, universities and arts organizations.
Aurora Boneberg is a valued member of the soprano section of the Orchard Park Chorale. She has performed with the Aurora Players as Eliza Doolittle, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and in Fredonia’s Hillman Opera production of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah. Aurora will graduate in May of 2016 with her Masters in Vocal Performance.
Leslie Ann Brelsford is alto section leader of the Orchard Park Chorale, an early childhood music teacher, church musician, and former back-up singer. Leslie serves as the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora.
Elena E. Delgado is a valued member of the alto section of Orchard Park Chorale. She is a Pastor and a Chaplain at Roswell Park Memorial Cancer Institute.
Nathan Diegelman is a valued member of the tenor section of the Orchard Park Chorale. He lives in Orchard Park with his family and works as a psychologist at Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Thomas Gruenthal is tenor section leader of the Orchard Park Chorale He is a Music education and Performance major at the Fredonia School of Music. His credits include performances with Fredonia's SOTA and Hillman Opera in Lehar's The Merry Widow and numerous WNYCO appearances.
Nicholas Kilkenny is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music. Nick has been featured as a bass soloist for Nickel City Opera, Buffalo Opera Unlimited and Orchard Park Chorale. He is a former member of the Chorale.
Nathan McEwen is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music and an active performer in opera and oratorio.
Breannalynn Steffens is a student at Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and a member of the Vocal Symphony. Shortly after coming to BAVAPA, she successfully auditioned for the 2016 New York State Summer School for the Arts.
This season is sponsored in part with cultural funding from the 2016 adopted Erie County Budget, Mark C. Poloncarz,
Orchard Park Chorale Members
Leslie Ann Brelsford
Nancy Della Contrada