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SECTION LEADERS

Fall 2024

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Ellen, Soprano Ones

Music has been foundational in my life (my dad ran a music store and my mother gave piano lessons). My involvement with music has been more varied. Two years ago I joined a church choir and I had forgotten how much I enjoyed singing in an a capella choir in college.

 

After I attended a Tucson Women's Chorus concert last spring, I thought it would be a wonderful experience to sing with a women's chorus as I had done in High School. The experience has been a challenge and a joy. As Soprano 1 section leader, I hope to encourage and support the musicianship, as well as the healing singing together can bring.

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Leslie, Soprano Ones

I was a late bloomer as a singer. In elementary school through high school, I took a few piano lessons and played a clarinet. After college, I taught elementary school on the Navajo reservation and the Tohono O'odham reservation. Most of the primary grade teachers taught the kids one or two songs a month to enrich the language arts program and/or for them to sing in a program. One of the teachers had a book of children's songs in Navajo that we used. I can still remember how to sing in Navajo one song about herding sheep. Singing with the kids boosted my confidence in singing and I thought maybe someday I'd like to sing with a group.

 

After I retired, a friend noticed how I was always humming or singing. She referred me to another friend of hers who was in the Tucson Women's Chorus. I joined the chorus and was amazed by the camaraderie and joy of singing I found with this community of women.

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Lori Gal, Soprano Twos

My music career began when my grandmother told me she would pay for piano lessons or ballet class and it was my choice.

I majored in piano at Texas Tech where I met my husband, David, also a pianist and a composer.
After teaching piano for 10 years and general music in the Amphitheater School district for 21 years, I retired in 2020 and sorely needed a new musical outlet.

 

TWC has been a bright addition to my life and I can’t wait for the new season to start!
 

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Caitlin Grosse, Alto Ones

Ever since I was young, I have had a passion for music and singing. I sang in a children’s chorus in my home area of Chester County Pennsylvania for 7 years. As I grew older, I unfortunately fell out of music.

When I found the Tuscon women’s chorus in fall of 2023, the memories of my chorus years flooded back to me and the empowerment I felt singing with a group of amazing women hooked me back into my passion. 

I am excited to spread my love of singing as Alto 1 section leader.

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Rhishja, Alto Twos

I moved to Tucson in 2016 from the San Francisco North Bay. I reconnected with my passion for singing and joined the Tucson Women's Chorus in Spring 2023. 

Singing with the TWC provides me with spiritual nourishment and a path to healing. I love to sing and make beautiful music with my singing sisters!

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