“I have been blessed to sing with the Chamber Chorale since 1987 and haven’t missed a concert since! I am not a classically trained musician and have never had a voice lesson, just a deep passion for joining my voice with others to create a wall of beautiful sound that uplifts us all! I started singing in grade school when I made the singing choir instead of the speaking choir for our 6th grade spring concert in 1976 and haven’t looked back.
I have sung with the UWL Women’s Chorus, UW Camarata Singers, and Choral Union prior to joining the Chamber Chorale. I was a board member for 20 years and have been the chair person for May Feaste slightly less than that.
When I’m not singing with the Chorale I work at Chileda as a Shift Supervisor (for 35 years this February). Off season is filled with gardening and walks with my dog Boo.”
“I have enjoyed making music with the wonderful people of the Chorale since 1990.
I started playing the piano at the age of three, and studied with my mother Phyllis Billington, Mathilde McKinney of Westminster Choir College, Nadia Reisenberg, and Karl Ulrich Schnabel, both of New York City. I sang in the Princeton University Glee Club, and with the Ameni Choir of Torino, Italy.
I teach piano lessons, and am a part-time instructor in the Viterbo music department. My husband Donald Fox, is a pastor and hospital chaplain. He has written the program notes for the Chorale for over 20 years. Our daughter Susannah is an event planner in Chicago.”
“I have been living in La Crosse since 2014. I have been singing for most of my life. For the past three years I’ve been singing with the Chamber Chorale and have loved being a part of a singing group again.
Vocal music was actually my first major in college, but I decided to become a social worker instead. I currently work at Mayo Clinic Health System as the supervisor in their social work department.
I am married, I have a bonus son who is 17 and will be graduating high school this year. I also have two dogs, which I adore.”
“Originally from Illinois, I moved to La Crosse in 1983 and began singing with the UWL Choral Union. Around 2001, I joined the Chamber Chorale and have enjoyed the wide variety of music and the fellowship of the rich singing community here in La Crosse.
Dr. Paul Rusterholz and Dr. Jerry Benser have both been generous in sharing with me their knowledge and love of music.
I’m recently retired from nursing and enjoy spending time in the outdoors with my husband, Bill.”