Board of Directors

Karen Rieger 2020 (1024x1024)

We are so glad you have joined Canterbury Voices, as it kicks off its sixth decade of bringing world-class choral music to our community! The Oklahoma City arts scene is vibrant, with more types of music, dance and visual arts than ever. I believe choral music, with its soaring melodies and harmonies, is a unique art form that can fill a room and “fill the soul” like no other! We are so fortunate that Canterbury Voices has brought us exceptional choral music for more than 50 years.

Again this year, our more than 160 dedicated adult singers will share their talents with us in three exciting performances. The season kicks off with Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert. This work by the great jazz maestro explored his spiritual side, and will feature unique jazz arrangements of traditional choral hymns. For the Holiday season, please join us for Handel’s Messiah. This beautiful choral piece has become a community favorite, with all encouraged to join in on the Alleluia Chorus. To conclude the 2019-2020 season, Canterbury will perform a new work, Of Perpetual Solace, a poetic and lyrical piece composed by Edward Knight with lyricist/visual artist M.J. Alexander, and commissioned to denote the 25th anniversary of the Murrah Building bombing. You won’t want to miss this moving work of remembrance, resilience and hope.

Canterbury Youth Voices, comprised of singers in 2nd through 12th grade, is introducing hundreds of youth to choral music at several locations throughout the community. In addition to performing their own concerts and joining the adult singers several times this year, many in our Canterbury Youth Voices will travel to Normandy, France next summer for the closing ceremonies commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII. Exciting times!

From all of us on the board of directors, our talented staff and our terrific singers, we appreciate your patronage and hope you enjoy the exciting performances this season. With your sustained support, we hope to continue providing world-class choral music to our terrific audiences for years to come.

Best regards,
Karen Rieger
President, Board of Directors

John Cassil, Treasurer
Arthur Thompson, Secretary
Blake Lawrence, Immediate Past President
Lindsey Chancellor, Adult Chorus
Billy Walton, CYV Chorus

James Bruce
Mark Clayborne
Scott Davis
John Dyer
Lisa Reagan Love

Meg McElhaney
Grant Moak
Joseph Phillips
Doug Sorocco