Our Chorus

cropped-chorus-only11.jpgWe are a non-auditioned chorus made up of singers of all levels from West Linn and surrounding communities. The chorus is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization run by a volunteer board of directors. The board’s monthly meetings are open to all members.

Our Team                                                                                                                                           

TinaTina Paradiso (Artistic Director & Conductor) has degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education. In addition to WLCC, she directs the Traditional Choir at Holy Family Catholic Church, and directs the Mary’s Woods Singers at Mary’s Woods. As a performer, Tina has appeared locally in Late Nite Catechism and Menopause the Musical. She gained acclaim as an original cast member in the LA production of Les Misérables. In addition, she toured nationally with Les Mis as well as Fiddler on the Roof. She has worked with stars Bob Hope, Tom Poston, Ken Berry and Jason Alexander. As a concert performer, Tina has performed internationally in Australia and Canada as well as in several west coast cities. Tina is the owner of Vivace Voices & The Fireside Carolers and is a member of AEA, AFTRA, and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).

2Ardeth Fulmer (Assistant Music Director/ WLCC Barbershop Director) has a degree in music from Portland State University. She was a member of Sweet Adelines International for over fifty years. Ardeth was the musical director for Portland’s City of Roses championship chorus, and also served as an international judge, arranger, and coach. She has worked as both rehearsal and orchestra pianist for The Portland Civic Theater and is the accompanist for the Westside Singers. Currently she plays with Glenn Tadina’s Swing Street Band and also plays in Easy Street, an instrumental jazz trio.

1MaryAnn Oringdulph (Accompanist) performed as pianist with the Portland Youth Philharmonic as a child.  While attending Whitman College, she performed as a guest soloist with symphony orchestras from Portland to Japan.  She has accompanied dance and musical theater productions for the Portland Parks Bureau, Portland Civic Theater, and Portland Children’s Chorus.  Throughout the Portland Metro area, she accompanies students for the Solo Ensemble and State Honor Choir competitions during the school year. In addition, Mary Ann is an accompanist for Holy Family Catholic Church in Portland.

Our Performances

ensemble-close-upThe full chorus performs two concerts in December and May. Two smaller groups of chorus members, the Ensemble and the Barbershop Quartet, also perform at local events and retirement homes. Concerts feature a variety of music. The chorus emphasizes four-part harmony in musical styles that are fun to sing and hear – show tunes, folk songs, classical, jazz, pop, Americana, and more.

If you would like to invite the chorus, ensemble, or quartet to sing at your event or facility, please email westlinnchorus@gmail.com.

 

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