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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 from 7:15 - 9:30 PM 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.  Member dues are determined each year by the board and are requested from each member at the beginning of each 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.


David W. Gilson: Artistic Director
Joanne M. Poderis: Executive Director and Accompanist
Karen Ling Aczon Eric Brandt Cynthia Ahern Dave Bell#
Alice Bewie Art Brooks Deena Barrett John Blackwell#
Carrie Bodenger Bob Hanson Andrea Ber Chris Brandt
Ellen Brooks Alex Jamieson Kim Bihler Don Chilcote
Tuni Chilcote  Cliff Lewis# Erica Collins Bill Fuller#
Bonnie Cook Arlen Overholt Lana Cowell Robert Gaier#
Mary Pat Crockford Frank Ragone Julia DeBaggio Donald Hylton
Nell Davidson Bob Rittenhouse Linda Frank Mark Kirschenbaum
Stacia Dearmin Mark Wakefield Marcia Gemler Mac McVeen
Ellen Durand Mark Wallach#* Liz Gockel# Francis Miller
Rosalyn Gaier   Fern Grunberger Dave Rainey*
Veronica Gallo   Angie Hayes Brent Robins
Juliann Hammond   Rhona Jacobson Gunter Schwegler
Leona Jackson   Carleen Johnstone# Gerald Shazor
Nancy Jamieson   Janice Katz Michael Siegal
Emma Lissemore   Kay Kindice# Chris Vandall
Susan Marshall   Judi Koffman Andreas von Recum
Ginie Mast   Pat Lewis  
Joan McVeen   Angie Littman  
Samantha Miller   Margie Marino  
Jean Neher   Lynda Mayer  
Stacy Newman*   Joan McHugh  
Lydia Oppmann   Maxine Myers  
Lisa Peabody   Marcia Polevoi  
Jane Richmond#   Margie Robinson  
Marianne Simpson   Sara Schiller  
Ginna Taft   Ruth Shoskes  
Charlotte Thompson   Julie Siegel  
Margo Vinney   Karen Smith*  
Sally Wilson   Carol Steiner  
Becky Zeigler   Diana Vargo  
    Johanna Vine  
    Summer Watterson  
    Blossom Williams  
    Margarita Yakutovich  

# Board Member        * Section Leader