Our Christmas carollers are comprised entirely of professional singers and musicians!
The large size of our company ensures that we can handle many Christmas caroling engagements throughout the holiday season. Meet our performers!
The large size of our company ensures that we can handle many Christmas caroling engagements throughout the holiday season. Meet our performers!
Jennifer Graf-Domijan (Soprano and Founder/CEO) has appeared in over thirty productions of opera, operetta, and musical theatre, in shows such as The Pirates of Penzance, The Magic Flute, La Boheme, HMS Pinafore, The Marriage of Figaro, The Mikado, Camelot, Meet Me in St. Louis, and The Student Prince, among others. She has been soprano soloist in oratorios by Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel. Jennifer has a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory and has released three solo CD recordings: Voices of Spring, Echoes of Christmas Past, and Tidings of Christmas. Ms. Graf performs year round in the Northeast US and made her European debut in 2007 at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival where she was nominated for the award of Best Female Voice. She founded Olde Towne Carolers in 2005 to provide Christmas carol singers for Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and the mid-Atlantic region.
Abigail Krawson (Soprano
and Boston Area Coordinator) has performed the roles of Yum Yum
Mikado (Opera Outreach), L’Eternità in La Calisto, Second
Woman in Dido
and Aeneas, Miss Havisham in Dominick Argento's Miss
Havisham's Wedding Night, and Pamina in The
Magic Flute (Opera Outreach). She has covered the roles of Anne
Page in The
Merry Wives of Windsor, Despina in Cosi fan
tutte, and Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring.
Ms. Krawson was a young artist at Toledo Opera in 2014 and at the Boston Early
Music Festival in 2011. In the world of oratorio, Abigail has sung the
soprano solos in Carmina
Burana, Poulenc's Gloria, Vaughn Williams' Dona
Nobis Pacem, and Brahms' Requiem.
She holds her
masters' degree from New England Conservatory and received her undergraduate
degree at Bowling Green State University.
See our special Boston area page for bios of the rest of Abigail's team!
Matthew Knecht (Tenor and Music Arranger) is a singer, pianist, and music teacher currently working as the Middle School Band Director in the Chichester School District, southwest of Philadelphia. Matt studied voice and conducting at West Chester University, graduating with a degree in Music Education. Matt has served as tenor soloist at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in the Great Valley and St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Allentown, and as the choir director and organist at Chestnut Hill Church in Coopersburg, PA. Matt's teaching career is primarily in instrumental music, as he has served as the band director or assistant band director of Upper Perkiomen, Salisbury Township, North Harford County (MD), Pequea Valley, Allentown Central Catholic, and Emmaus High Schools.
Meghan Williams (Alto) graduated from The Hartt School of Music, and has performed leading roles with The Connecticut Opera Company, Connecticut Concert Opera, Pennsylvania Lyric Opera Theater, and has also been a featured soloist at the Kimmel Center and Carnegie Hall. Meghan has performed in several musical theater productions with The Shawnee Playhouse, Sight and Sound Theaters, and was a Disney Cast Member. Meghan is currently recording her first full length album, is the alto soloist at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice, violin, and piano.
C. Douglas Ballard (Bass) is the director of performing arts at North Brandywine Middle School in Coatesville Area School District. Musical performance experience includes The Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz) at East Penn Musical Theater in Emmaus, PA, as well as Mr. Bumble (Oliver), Vitorio Vidal (Sweet Charity), and Bernardo (West Side Story) at Center Stage Productions in Aston, PA. Douglas also is the baritone soloist and section leader at Marple Presbyterian Church, and additionally performs professionally for weddings and other private venues throughout the Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey area.
Susan Guyer (Soprano and Alto) graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. She currently teaches voice and piano at The Music Centre in Exton and is music director at Marple Presbyterian Church. Recent performances include Phoebe in Yeomen of the Guard, Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore, music director for Hansel and Gretel and choreographer for Oklahoma! Major choral works performed include Orff's Carmina Burana, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, and Faure's Requiem.
Joel Bauman (Bass) is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Education. He has performed as a soloist on Euphonium and Voice as well as with various Messiah College ensembles. Joel sang for two seasons with the Choc-A-Fellas a cappella performing group at Hershey Park, as well as performing at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. He can be seen singing in regional and touring groups around the US.
Christopher Lenz (Tenor/Baritone) holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Temple University. Professional classical appearances include concerts at Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, The San Juan Symphony Hall of Puerto Rico, and the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Mr. Lenz has performed as one of the Voices of the Philly Pops under Maestro Peter Nero for the last ten years and is a member of the Philadelphia Singers, Singing City, and Masterworks Chorale choirs. In addition, Christopher is one of the East Coast recording artists for Alfred Music Publishing Company. He was recently awarded first prize in the Advanced Division of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). He has performed in more than forty musicals/operas throughout the United States and has also appeared in the movies Unbreakable and Jersey Girl, and in the TV series Hack.
Kristen Conrad (Soprano) studied voice at Cornell University and is currently a soloist and ensemble performer with the Ama Deus Ensemble and Vox Renaissance Consort. She serves as the soprano section leader for the Adult Choir at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church in Devon, PA, as well as the song leader for the church's contemporary worship band Turning Point. Kristen also sings and plays keyboards with the Philadelphia-area band Cool Confusion. Most recently, Ms. Conrad has appeared in two short operas – as Miss Pinkerton in The Old Maid and The Thief and as Geraldine in A Hand of Bridge.
Elizabeth Holmes (Soprano) actively performs in opera, operetta, and musical theatre. She has been featured in numerous leading roles with regional Gilbert and Sullivan companies, most recently appearing as Angelina in Trial by Jury, which won“Best American Production” at the 2011 International G & S Festival. She has also pioneered roles in new operas, including Gwendolyn in The Crowded House at the 2010 Philly Fringe Festival and Zelda in Black Horses with OperaDelaware at the 2009 Wilmington Fringe Festival. Elizabeth holds a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from West Virginia University, and has completed training programs in Austria and Italy. Upcoming engagements include Jerry Springer: The Opera with Bootless Stageworks in Wilmington and a featured performance with New Voices Cabaret in Center City. She also currently teaches voice and piano at her private studio in Conshohocken.
Amy Armstrong (Soprano) has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas. She has been a two-time Metropolitan Opera Regional Finalist and regularly sings with the Voices of the Pops, the featured vocal ensemble for Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and with the Philadelphia Singers, the featured choral ensemble for the Philadelphia Orchestra, with performances at the Kimmel Center, Carnegie Hall, and the Saratoga Music Festival. She has also sung with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Colorado, and the Denver Opera Company. Favorite roles have included Sarah in Guys and Dolls, Margaret in The Light in the Piazza, Julie in Carousel, Louisa in The Fantasticks, and Sister Angelica in Suor Angelica.
Paula Gonzalez (Alto), a resident of Newark, DE, actively performs in musical theatre around the Philadelphia area. She has been featured in several lead roles including Sister Mary Leo in Nunsense II: The Second Coming, Venus in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Thespis, Phoebe in Yeomen of the Guard, Edith in The Pirates of Penzance, Leila in Iolanthe, and Cousin Hebe in H.M.S. Pinafore. She also cantors and performs as a soloist and with the choir at St. Peter the Apostle in New Castle, DE, and was honored to have been selected to sing in the Philadelphia Papal Choir in September 2015.
Jeremy Blossey (Tenor) enjoys an international operatic career that has taken him all over North America, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. His career has included performances of over 50 roles, recently including the title role in Werther, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Camille in The Merry Widow, The Governor in Candide, Alfredo in La Traviata, Male Chorus in Rape of Lucretia, Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Sam Polk in Susannah, Sam Kaplan in Street Scene, Pirelli in Sweeney Todd, and Romeo in Romeo et Juliette. Recent appearances include roles with Opera de Quebec, Hawaii Opera Theater, Shreveport Opera, Opera Hamilton, Opera on the Avalon, and Opera Cleveland.
Samantha Dango (Soprano) has performed recently as Gianetta (The Gondoliers), 1st Lady (The Magic Flute), and the Plaintiff (Trial by Jury), all with Light Opera of New Jersey. She has appeared with the Portland Opera, the Princeton Festival, New Jersey State Opera Outreach Program, Ridgewood G&S Opera Company, New York Lyric Opera Company, and performed the role of Paulina in the US premier of Il Racconto D’Inverno with International Opera Theater. Samantha also acts as a soloist and concert producer for non-profit organizations such as the Susan G Komen for the Cure. She regularly appears as the National Anthem singer for the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Katy Gentry Hutchings (Soprano and Alto) Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Katy Gentry received her B.A. in Music from Haverford College and completed her M.M. in Voice Performance as well as a Professional Studies Certificate at Temple University. Favorite opera roles have included the Countess (The Marriage of Figaro), Mimi (La Bohème), Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Micaëla (Carmen), and Laetitia (The Old Maid and the Thief). A fan of both opera and musical theater, recent theater roles include Maria (The Sound of Music), Marian (The Music Man), Mrs. Nordstrom (A Little Night Music) and Bird Girl (Seussical). In 2010, Katy co-founded Poor Richard's Opera, one of Philadelphia's newest chamber opera companies, and teaches voice throughout the greater Philadelphia area.
Lyssandra Stephenson (Soprano) has recently performed in The Gondoliers (Casilda) with Light Opera of New Jersey; in The Magic Flute, Elektra, and The Marriage of Figaro with Manhattan Opera Studio; and in a new opera called Made In America: The Interview with OperaOggiNY, which has been performed in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Connecticut, and Vermont. Lyssandra was awarded the “Rising Star Award” from the Continuo Arts Foundation, and was invited to sing as an Artist in Residence with their choirs. Performances include Cornaccholioli’s Diana Schernita, The Merry Widow, The Mikado (Yum-Yum), Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s St. John Passion, and Handel’s Te Deum. Lyssandra is originally from Buffalo, NY, and holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music.
Jamie Beth Weist (Alto) is a Philadelphia-based actress and singer. Some of her recent credits include Aline in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer (Theater at Monmouth), Francine O’Ryan in the national tour of Ellis Island Stories (American Family Theatre), Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol (Walnut Street Theatre), Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Millbrook Playhouse) and Maria in The Sound of Music (Broadway Theatre of Pitman). She studied theatre performance and communications at Susquehanna University.
Ryan Doncsecz (Baritone) graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2011 with a BA in Vocal Performance and an Elementary Education Certificate. Ryan was a four year member of Muhlenberg’s College Choir, Chamber Singer, and Musicum Colegium vocal groups. He has been cast in over 20 musical theatre productions and 5 operettas in his career as a performer. Highlights include Ko-Ko (The Mikado), Abel/Hamm (Children of Eden), Marius (Les Miserables), and Curly (Oklahoma!).
Darlene Kelsey (Soprano) is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory where she received her Master’s degree in voice after completing a performance degree in oboe. She has appeared with Concert Operetta Theater, Center City Opera Theater, Florentine Opera Company, Opera for the Young, Musicam Sacram, La Musica Lirica, Delaware Valley Opera Company, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Vox Ama Deus, and West Jersey Chamber Music Society. Ms. Kelsey is also a frequent recitalist and has performed on several concert series including the Noontime Concert Series at the University of Chicago and the Bach Birthday with Vox Ama Deus.
Tim Stopper (Bass) has performed as soloist and core singer for years with many groups in the Philadelphia area including Opera Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Choral Arts Society, Mendelssohn Club and the Philadelphia Singers. He has soloed in works including Mozart’s Mass in C and Vespers, Faure’s Requiem, Schutz’s Musikalische Exequien and Schubert's Mass in Ab as well as many others. His opera roles have included Valentin in Gounod’s Faust, Don Magnifico in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Silvano and Giove in Cavalli's La Calisto.
Laura Flaxman (Alto) most recently appeared as Meg Page in Utopia Opera’s Falstaff. She also performed with Bronx Opera as Flora in La Traviata, and sang the role of Zita in Gianni Schicchi with Ralynmor Opera. She received her Master's in Music at the University of Colorado and her Bachelor's at Northwestern University. In previous seasons she has performed with Opera on Tap, Loveland Opera Theatre, Colorado Light Opera, The Boulder Philharmonic, Empire Lyric Players, The Boulder Opera Quintet, Opera Colorado, and The Boulder International Fringe Festival.
Joseph Flaxman (Bass) has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, La Palacio del Opera (Spain), Lyrique-en-mer (France), Lorin Maazel's Castleton Festival, Kentucky Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Memphis, Des Moines Metro Opera, Sarasota Opera, Bard Summerscape, Opera Saratoga, Opera Naples, and St. Petersburg Opera amongst others. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Mr. Flaxman's talents have been recognized by the Liederkranz Foundation, the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, Opera Index, the Bel Canto Foundation Scholarship, the Orpheus Competition, Career Bridges, the Competizione dell'Opera, the Armel Opera competition, and the MacGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase on WQXR.
Karina Sweeney (Alto) was a chorister with Opera Philadelphia for Nabucco and Dialogues of the Carmelites. She was also a Concert Artist with the Vox Ama Deus ensemble, and was part of the initial workshop performances of ANDY: A POPera with Opera Philadelphia and the Bearded Ladies Cabaret. Ms. Sweeney was a Young Artist with the Center City Opera Theater in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she appeared as Flora in La Traviata and as a soloist in their musical cabaret productions. Ms. Sweeney also appeared with Poor Richard’s Opera, covering both Meg Page and Dame Quickly in their production of Falstaff, and as Bellini’s Romeo in their scenes program entitled “Romeos and their Juliets,” as well as Hippolyta in their production of Britten’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Later that season, she appeared as a concert artist with Vox Ama Deus, singing Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St. John Passion and their Beethoven Gala.
Victor Khodadad (Tenor) has performed all over the United States in opera, operetta, musical theatre and plays. He received his MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a Graduate Professional Diploma in Vocal Performance from The Hartt School of Music in Hartford, CT. Some of Mr. Khodadad’s operatic work includes leading roles at companies such as Mississippi Opera, Natchez Opera Festival, Hot Springs Music Festival, Music By The Lake, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Commonwealth Opera, Philadelphia Concert Opera and Taconic Opera.
Elizabeth Oliver (Soprano) performs regularly as an opera and concert soloist. She recently appeared as the soprano soloist with the Williamsport Civic Chorus in Bach’s Mass in B-Minor, and with the Philadelphia Doctors Chamber Orchestra in Schubert’s Mass in G Major, and Vivaldi’s Gloria. Favorite roles with The Delaware Valley Opera Company, Lancaster Opera Company, Rose Valley Chorus & Orchestra, and ConcertOPERA include Amina in Bellini’s La Sonnambula, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola, Madame Silverpeal and Madame Goldentrill in Mozart’s The Impresario, Frasquita in Carmen, Rosina in The Barber of Seville, and Gretchen in Victor Herbert’s The Red Mill.
Milo Morris (Bass) has had a long and successful career as a vocalist and performer. Credits include Opera Philadelphia, Allentown Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Singers, ConcertOPERA Philadelphia, Bucks County Choral Society, and the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in England. He studied music at Boston Conservatory, University of the Arts, and Temple University.
Cynthia Ballentine (Soprano and Alto) has performed with several opera companies across the country, including Hawaii Opera Theater, Opera Colorado, the Washington Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Sarasota Opera. Locally she has appeared with Delaware Valley Opera, Center City Opera, Bootless Stageworks, and Opera Delaware. She received her Masters of Music degree in Voice Performance from Florida State University. Cynthia is a section leader for the choir at Proclamation Presbyterian in Bryn Mawr. She also enjoys singing the National Anthem for local sports teams.
Sarah Hutchison (Soprano) is a vocalist and actress originally from southern New Jersey. She has been performing professionally in musical theatre and opera for the last 10 years. Most recently she returned from China as the principle soprano soloist for the Hollywood Concert Orchestra, touring over 15 cities. She is also a principle soprano with the New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players. Favorite roles performed include Cunegonde (Candide), Julie Jordan (Carousel), Luisa (The Fantasticks), and Peron’s Mistress (Evita.) She is a graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA with a degree in Vocal Performance and an emphasis in Theater. She is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, and currently resides in New York City.
Susan Blair (Mezzo-Soprano) is an active singer/actress with choral, opera, operetta and theater groups in the greater Philadelphia area. She has sung several Gilbert & Sullivan lead roles with the Savoy Company and as Lady Sophy (Utopia Limited) at the International G&S Festival in Buxton, England. She founded and performed with the PhilaAria Vocal Quartet for ten years, singing opera and Broadway excerpts in various concert series. She has performed several cabaret shows and sung with the a cappella groups Libertytones and Mistletones.
Kevin Grace (Bass) moved to the Lehigh Valley after 18 years of living and performing in Manhattan and the NYC metro area. He has extensive experience singing in ensembles including New York City Opera Chorus, New York Choral Artists, Philadelphia Singers, and Vox Ama Deus. He has a BA in Music Performance from Moravian College and has performed roles with such companies as Boheme Opera, New Jersey Verismo Opera, New York City Opera, Delaware Valley Opera, Bronx Opera, and Hudson Opera.
Natalie Mulhall (Soprano and Alto) is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Mobile, Alabama, majoring in Church Music and Business. Ms. Mulhall has performed as a soloist and as part of the University of Mobile Chamber Singers throughout the Mobile area, Mississippi, Florida and Carnegie Hall in New York City. Upon her graduation in May 2011, she hopes to work in Music Administration.
Darla Mulhall (Soprano and Alto) is from Quakertown, PA, and has a degree in music from Cedar Crest College. She has been a frequent vocal soloist in eastern PA for 30 years, specializing in Christian and Patriotic music. Darla has sung the National Anthem at many premiere venues including Philadelphia Flyers and Phillies games, and high profile political rallies. She has also performed patriotic openers for the Platters and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. For the last 17 years, she has served as Director of Music at the First Baptist Church of Perkasie, PA.
Donata Cucinotta (Soprano), noted for her “particularly fine” voice from The New York Times, is an active performer of Opera, Operetta and Musicals. Engagements include a leading role in the World Premiere of The Last Ferryman at the Stonington Opera House, The First Lady in Opera Tampa’s Die Zauberflöte, and Josephine in Knoxville Opera’s H.M.S. Pinafore, as well a featured singer at the Bristol Riverside Theater’s Winter Musicale. She has appeared at Avery Fisher Hall, Opera Colorado, Opera New Jersey, Shreveport Opera, Amarillo Opera, Knoxville Opera, Opera Tampa, Opera Fort Collins, Ohio Light Opera, Morningside Opera, Dixon Place Theater, GLOW Lyric Theater, Prince Music Theater, American Music Theater Festival, and New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players.
Alayna Rakes (Soprano) is an opera, operetta, and musical theater vocalist based out of Bucks County. She is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, where she performed with the New York Philharmonic. Her recent roles include Melissa (Princess Ida), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado), Constance (The Sorcerer), and Fiona (Brigadoon). Alayna was the recipient of multiple talent awards in Miss America local pageants and NATS state competitions. She also teaches voice, piano, and violin in Bucks County.
Jessica Lennick (Soprano) graduated from Peabody Conservatory with a Masters degree in Voice, finished her apprenticeship for Center City Opera Theater, and sang leading roles for Chesapeake Concert Opera, and Opera Camerata of Washington. She also premiered the role of Angeline in Crowded House at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and the song cycle Tesla's Pigeon at UPenn Composers Forum. Future engagements include the role of Queen of the Night in the Ohio University production of Magic Flute and singing her first Zerlina with Chesapeake Chamber Opera, along with her apprenticeship at the Caramoor Festival.
Maja Lisa FritzHuspen (Mezzo-Soprano) holds a BM from Augsburg College, and an MA and MFA from University of Iowa in Vocal Performance. She has performed with ConcertOpera Philadelphia, Opera Lancaster, Delaware Valley Opera Company, Manhattan Opera, Center City Opera Theatre, and Independence Symphonia. Roles performed include: Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Orlofsky (Die Federmaus), Suzuki (Madame Butterfly), and Meg (Falstaff). Solo concert credits include, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. She is a teaching artist with the Learning Arts, performing and teaching in NY, and also teaches at Muhlenberg College and at her home studio in Philadelphia.
Rachel Cetel (Soprano) has performed extensively with Boheme Opera New Jersey: as Flora in La Traviata and Sally in Die Fledermaus, The Second Lady in The Magic Flute and The Young Shepherdess in Tosca as well as ensemble for Faust, The Pirates of Penzance and Messiah, and La Cugina in Madame Butterfly. She also performed with Opera New Jersey as The Aunt in Madama Butterfly and ensemble in Die Fledermaus, Carmen, The Merry Widow, Roméo et Juliette, Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Rachel holds an M.M. in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College and a B.M. in Voice Performance from Boston University. A NATS member, Rachel currently resides in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where she teaches voice privately.
Eva Kastner-Puschl (Mezzo-Soprano) is an Austrian singer, pianist, and pedagogue who has performed as soloist and in chamber ensembles throughout Europe and the United States. She has been seen with the American Bach Soloist Academy, OperaWorks, the Amherst Early Music Festival, The Princeton Festival, The Philadelphia Singers and currently performs with Princeton Pro Musica. Ms. Kastner-Puschl holds a teaching position for voice at Felician College in Lodi, NJ, and in Princeton she serves as the organist for Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and is on the voice and piano faculty of Westminster Conservatory, where she is also an accompanist. Ms. Kastner-Puschl holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, as well as degrees in Music and Instrumental Music Education from University for Music and Performing Arts Graz (Austria) and an MBA from Karl-Franzens University Graz (Austria).
Dan Pantano (Bass) is a baritone that has performed with the Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Delaware, Augusta Opera, The Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Banff Opera in Canada, Des Moines Metro Opera and The Academy of Vocal Arts. Recent singing credits include solo recitals for the Hadley Memorial Fund of Chester County, and the Brown Bag Recital Series at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. Orchestra appearances include the Helena Symphony, The North Penn Symphony and the River City Brass Band. Mr. Pantano is the Executive and Artistic Director of Concert Operetta Theater in Philadelphia (www.concertoperetta.com).
Ryan Goulden (Tenor) graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Chester University with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. Roles of note include Ralph in HMS Pinafore, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Danilo in The Merry Widow, and Colonel Fairfax in Yeomen of the Guard, and he won Best Male Performance at the Gettysburg Gilbert and Sullivan Festival for his portrayal of John Wellington Wells in The Sorcerer. He is employed by Taylor’s Music Store and is in charge of their Educational Sales Department.
Jeff Carr (Bass) hails from the greater Philadelphia region, having sung for audiences in various parts of the U.S. as well as China, England, and Vienna. Previous roles have included Dandini (Cenerentola), Schaunard (Bohème), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Betto di Signa (Gianni Schicchi), Fiorello (Barbiere di Siviglia), Sciarrone (Tosca), Gideon March (Little Women), Vicomte Cascada (Merry Widow), and numerous roles from the Gilbert & Sullivan canon. He has performed with such prestigious ensembles as the Opera Company of Philadelphia and Peter Nero and the Philly Pops.
David Bickle (Baritone)
Marisa Robinson (Soprano)
Jackie Dunleavy (Soprano & Alto)
Mandy Frantz (Soprano)
Ross Druker (Tenor)
Karen Quinn (Soprano)
Amy Graf Kozel (Soprano)
Eve Edwards (Soprano)
Lyndsay Varsaci (Soprano)
Rebecca Shimer (Soprano)
Victoria Zajak (Soprano)
Mary Punshon (Alto)
Elise Bjordammen (Alto)
Kirsten Kunkle (Alto)
Stacy Gabel (Alto)
Siddhartha Misra (Tenor)
Mark Shoemaker (Baritone)
Terry Musselman (Piano) accompanies Jennifer Graf for Olde Towne Carolers' Vocal and Piano Duo. Terry has offered piano entertainment in southeastern Pennsylvania for over forty years. He has performed regularly in many Lehigh Valley restaurants, including the Well House, the Black Forest Chalet, the Bay Pony Inn, the Chit Chat Club, Trainer's Restaurant, Benetz's Inn, Krista's Restaurant, and McCoole's Red Lion Inn. He has also entertained at weddings, private parties, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and country clubs, including the Saucon Valley Country Club, Lehigh Country Club, Brookside Country Club, and Northampton Country Club. In addition to performing solo, Terry has played piano as part of the Terry Randall Trio since the 1970s.
Meghan Kathleen Davis (Harp) received her Bachelor’s degrees in both Vocal and Harp Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, and she holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Temple University. She regularly performs in concerts and for events in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia. In 2012, she won the International Mary from Dungloe Competition in Donegal, Ireland, and she was a recipient of the Azalia H. Thomas Prize for Music Theory and the Charles M. Eaton Award for Vocal Performance from the Peabody Conservatory. She was also elected to Pi Kappa Lambda, a higher education honor society for music.
Alexander Keller (Cello) received his Bachelor’s degree in Music History from Bucknell University, and he holds a Master’s degree in Music History from Temple University. Alex loves to teach and he has a full studio of cello, violin, and viola students. He has been the Bass soloist at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Ardmore, PA for four years. Alexander is currently a student at Drexel University, pursuing his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. He has a scholarship to play with the Drexel University Orchestra.
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