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Chorale Bel Canto
P.O. Box 451
Whittier, CA 90608
Toll Free 888-460-9222


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Board of Directors

Linda de Vries
Professor of Theatre, CSU, Northridge, retired; The Road Theatre Company, Resident Vocal Coach, retired; 2014 recipient of the Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award.
Larry Warden
High School Administrator, retired; Choral Conductor and voice teacher, retired; Assistant Conductor and Tenor soloist with the William Hall Chorale; Past President of SCVA, Adjudicator and Clinician. Recipient of Bronze Medal and Key to the City–Israel and Mexico–for choral excellence.
Vice-Chair; Chair, Board Recruitment
Cheryl Markel
Accountant, Xceed Financial Credit Union; Member, Plymouth Christian Church Bell Choir.
Brigitta Weger
Elementary School Teacher, El Rancho Unified, retired.
Corresponding Secretary
Rebecca Neese
School Library Coordinator, Norma Coombs Alternative School, Pasadena Unified School District.
Chair, Performance
Erin Gratz
Librarian, University of La Verne.
Chair, Membership
Johnnie Goolsby
CEO, Evangelism in Motion; author, motivational speaker, singer.
Chair, Public Relations
Philip K. Mautino
Judge of the Superior Court, Los Angeles County.
Lloyd Kaneko (aka Jason Shohara)
Award-winning screenwriter and author of two books; CEO, Paper People Productions of Whittier; founding board member of the Friends of Uptown and currently Director/Producer of the Historic Uptown Whittier Film Festival; editor of the Volunteer Voice newsletter at PIH; adjudicator and former President of SCJA.
Community Member, Guild President
Sue Rosnau
Payroll Clerk, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District, retired.
Chair, Hospitality (Emerita, Ex officio)
Claudia Bailey
Orchestra Administrator, New York Philharmonic, LA Chamber Orchestra; film production coordinator and cameraperson, retired.
Andrea Lussier
Linda West Brown
Professor of Music, Rio Hondo College, retired.
Member-at-Large, Associate Conductor
Stephen Gothold
Professor Emeritus, Whittier College; Professor of Conducting, Claremont Graduate University; American Choral Directors Association, Former California State President; Choral Conductors Guild, Officer, and Clinician (now National Association of Church Musicians); Southern California Vocal Association, Clinician and Adjudicator; Chorus America; International Federation of Choral Music, Translator for the Journal; Conductor's Guild.
Music Director (Ex officio)
Karen Bourgaize
Librarian, Rio Hondo College.
Executive Director (Ex officio)
Chorus America
Arts Coalition
International Federation of Choral Music
LA County Arts Commission
Rio Hondo College
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