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WRC Members


Alice Bewie

Carrie Bodenger

Ellen Brooks

Bonnie Cook

Nell Davidson

Celeste DiCillo*

Ellen Durand

Kim Freborg

Mary Fruehwald

Rosalyn Gaier

Veronica Gallo

Alison Goodman

Juliann Hammond

Suzanne Harrington

Leona Jackson

Nancy Jamieson

Vicki Jamison

Carole Moran Krus

Karen Ling

Pamela Maben

Ginie Mast

Katherine McCarty

Joan McVeen

Samantha Miller#

Stacy Newman

Lydia Oppmann

Laura Otis

Paula Pronio

Jane Richmond

Karen Swift

Ginna Taft

Margo Vinney

Wendy Wagner

Beth Wardrum

Judith Weiss

Sally Wilson#

Christine Winsberg

Becky Zeigler

# Board Members

* Section Leaders


Cynthia Ahern

Deena Barrett

Andrea Ber

Kim Bihler#

Karen Bower

Liz Brandt

Susan Brooks

Erica Collins

Lana Cowell

Joan Delahay

Linda Frank

Marcia Gemler

Elizabeth Gockel# 

Fern Grunberger*

Linda Haligowski

Beth Harrod

Rhona Jacobson

Janice Katz

Judi Koffman

Paula Lee

Leslie Leventhal

Pat Lewis

Cynthia Maleski Groch

Lynda Mayer

Joan McHugh

Maxine Myers

Mary Ober

Marcia Polevoi

Marianne Prebet

Margaret Robinson

Sara Schiller

Jaymie Shanker

Ruth Shoskes

Julie Siegel

Doris Simpson

Karen Smith

Carol Steiner

Kelsey Tarase#

Janet Thompson

Diana Vargo

Blossom Williams

Gayle Woodrow

Margarita Yakutovich


Debbie Boyd-Tressler

Eric Brandt

Tom Brandt

Bill Davis

Rick Drake

Dominique Durand

Stephen Hotchkiss

Dan Ivancic

Alex Jamieson

Karl Kaups

Cliff Lewis

Bryan McGucken

Arlen Overholt

Bob Rittenhouse

John Sherck

Ban Twaddell

Bobbie Varble

Mark Wakefield#

Mark I. Wallach#



David Barnes

David Bell#

John Blackwell

Chris Brandt

Don Chilcote

Dick Fruehwald

Bill Fuller

Bob Gaier

Peter Gerhart

Donald Hylton

Dennis Jakse

Marc Kirschenbaum

Mac McVeen

Francis Miller

Dean Myers

Dave Rainey*

Brent Robins#

John Rydquist

Gunter Schwegler

John Slike

Ed Solem

Mike Varble

Why Sing With Us?

Here are some of the things our members had to say in a recent member survey:

  • "I enjoy the challenging repertoire we sing. I like the presentation and structure from our director during rehearsals."

  • "I enjoyed the opportunity to learn & sing unique music. Also, our conductor is an outstanding professional- his knowledge of teaching techniques is the best I’ve ever experienced."

  • "I love singing with such a large and talented group under such a wonderful choral conductor. He challenges us, but has a very relatable and kind demeanor while doing so."

  • "I enjoy being in a choir and having the chance to sing each week. This choir challenges me enough, allows me to have fun with good people, I'm proud of being part of this Chorale."


You may contact Stacy Newman at 216-282-4022 or for more information.

What You Need To Know

(during a "normal season")

Western Reserve Chorale is an adult choir of mixed voices, approximately 100 voices strong. We sing a diverse repertoire, usually accompanied by piano or an instrumental ensemble.


New members are welcome to join at any time during the season, though the best times to join are at the beginning of the season in the fall or after our first or second concert of the season, when we begin working on new music for the next performance. Although auditions are not necessary, previous choral experience is beneficial. Come visit a rehearsal to see if the Western Reserve Chorale is a great fit for you.


Expectations for members include:

  • * Regularly attend rehearsals (Sign out on the calendar if you know you will be absent.)

  • * Attend all performances (Let your Section Leader know if you cannot be there for a concert. There are opportunities to sing the music again in December and June at Outreach Performances).

  • * Adhere to concert dress for performances (Either Tuxedos with Black Bowtie or Long Skirt or Slacks with Black Top (at least ¾ length sleeves). Black Shoes and either black or neutral socks/hosiery.

  • * Have a love for singing and a desire to challenge yourself vocally. (Practice at home so that rehearsals can be used for fine-tuning and details rather than learning notes.)

Membership Dues


As with any organization, there are costs involved. To provide musical scores, soloists and musicians, our accompanist, director and cover basic administrative costs we ask that all members pay dues of $110.00 per year.

Where else can you get good brain health, music, and wonderful people for just $2.75 per week?

Annual dues are payable by check or through PayPal.