Orchard Park Chorale Board Members
Patricia Chiodo - Acting President
Helen Davis - Vice-President
Beverly Painter - Recording Secretary
Nan Murphy - Corresponding Secretary
Carl Otis - Interim Treasurer
Julie Hoffner - Concert Coordinator
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
for our 2016 Summer Sing
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.
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.
Jeffrey J. Thompson, tenor, is a native of western New York and completed his undergraduate studies at Houghton College. An active recitalist and soloist, Mr. Thompson is known for his performances of opera, oratorio and chamber music with a variety of ensembles, including the Houghton College Choir, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Advent Chorale of Western New York, Western New York Chamber Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony, and Villa Maria Chorale.
In addition to singing, Mr. Thompson is an accomplished organist and is currently the organist and director of music at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in East Aurora.
Outside of his musical activity, Mr. Thompson holds the Doctor of Medicine degree from the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine where he also completed his residency in emergency medicine. He is a faculty member in SUNY at Buffalo Department of Emergency Medicine and works at Buffalo General Hospital and ECMC.
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