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The Western Reserve Chorale


New Singers Welcome!



7:15-9:30 p.m.

Sept. - May

Church of the Gesu

2470 Miramar Blvd

University Hts.


WRC is an all volunteer group composed of members with varying musical ability and experience, under the direction of Artistic Director David Gilson.  Rehearsals are held from September to June, every Tuesday evening:

7:15 - 9:30 p.m. at Church of the Gesu, 2470 Miramar Boulevard, University Heights.

In addition, informal rehearsal time is afforded for those desiring it for 30 minutes preceding each regularly scheduled rehearsal.  New and prospective members are always welcome.  While auditions are not required, it is expected that members be able to read music, blend acoustically, follow choral direction and attend rehearsals regularly.  Please contact our Executive Director Joanne Poderis at (216) 791-0061.

The operation of the Chorale is overseen by the WRC Board.   Funding for the group comes from advertising, grants, donations and member support.  Annual member dues are set each year by the board, and are requested from each member at the beginning of the season.   In the last few years we have obtained matching project grants from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, and foundations including the AHS Foundation.

Western Reserve Chorale is a designated 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.


Membership Roster Spring 2018

David W. Gilson: Artistic Director

Joanne M. Poderis: Executive Director and Accompanist





Alice Bewie

Cynthia Ahern

Eric Brandt

David Bell#

Carrie Bodenger

Deena Barrett

Art Brooks

John Blackwell#

Ellen Brooks

Andrea Ber

Dominique Durand+

Chris Brandt

Tuni Chilcote

Kim Bihler#

Daniel Ivancic+

Don Chilcote

Bonnie Cook

Erica Collins

Alex Jamieson

Dave Farr

Nell Davidson

Lana Cowell+

Cliff Lewis

Bill Fuller+

Stacia Dearmin

Linda Frank

Arlen Overholt

Stephen Hotchkiss

Celeste DiCillo

Marcia Gemler

Frank Ragone+

Donald Hylton

Ellen Durand

Elizabeth Gockel#

Bob Rittenhouse

Dennis Jakse

Veronica Gallo

Fern Grunberger

Ban Twaddell

Marc Kirschenbaum+

Juliann Hammond

Linda Haligowski

Mark Wakefield

Evan McCormick

Leona Jackson

Beth Harrod

Mark I. Wallach#*

Mac McVeen

Nancy Jamieson

Rhona Jacobson


Francis Miller+

Lydia Jenkins

Carleen Johnstone#+


Linn Obery

Karen Ling

Janice Katz


Matthew Peterson

Susan Marshall

Kay Kindice#


Dave Rainey*

Ginie Mast

Patricia Klaas+


Brent Robins#

Joan McVeen

Judi Koffman


John Ryquist

Samantha Miller

Paula Lee


Gunter Schwegler

Stacy Newman*

Leslie Leventhal


Michael Siegal

Lydia Oppmann

Pat Lewis


Chris Vandall

Laura Otis

Angie Littman


Andreas von Recum

Robin Outcalt

Margie Marino+



Beth Phillips

Lynda Mayer



Paula Pronio

Joan McHugh+



Jane Richmond#

Maxine Myers



Karen Swift

Melody Obery



Ginna Taft

Marcia Polevoi



Charlotte Thompson

Margaret Robinson



Margo Vinney

Sara Schiller



Sally Wilson#

Jaymie Shanker+



Becky Zeigler

Rachel Shirley



Beth Zych+

Ruth Shoskes




Julie Siegel




Karen Smith*




Carol Steiner




Diana Vargo




Johanna Vine




Summer Watterson




Blossom Williams




Gayle Woodrow




Margarita Yakutovich



# Board Members       
*Section Leader
+Currently Inactive