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Choir & Members

Meet Our Choir

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Anne Lyman
Artistic Director

Dr. Anne E. Lyman is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most prominent and versatile choral conductors. She serves as Director of Vocal Activities and Chair of Music at Tacoma Community College where she advises the two-year Associate of Music Major degree program. Lyman has achieved broad recognition for her early music research and performance. She is a sought-after guest conductor for festival and honor choirs, and her choirs have appeared at regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association (2012 and 2014.) In 2007 she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship, completing a nine-month residency at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium. Her work has been supported by the Society of Seventeenth Century Music, the Belgian American Education Foundation, the Stanley Foundation, and the Tacoma Arts Commission. Her research on Peter Philips and John Corigliano has been published by the Alamire Foundation, the American Choral Review, and Routledge.

 

Anne Lyman lives in Tacoma, Washington and loves hiking, cooking, and gardening with her husband Zach, son, Milo and daughter, Eleanor.

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Betty Zaloudeck

Assistant Conductor

Betty Zaloudek-Moore graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in Secondary music Education. She taught in the public school system 10 years as a choral director, drama coach, and math instructor. Betty’s musical experiences include being choir director at Asbury Methodist, Little Church on the Prairie, Fircrest United Methodist, St. Nicolas Catholic Church, and most recently, First Lutheran in Tacoma. She has also sung and been an assistant conductor in community choirs including Gloriana Chamber Singers, Tacoma Master Chorale, and the past 16 years with Cora Voce.

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Danete O'Neal

Accompanist/Pianist

Danete is a highly regarded collaborative pianist and graduate from Western Washington University with degree in Piano Performance. She is currently the choral pianist and director at Bryn Mawr United Methodist Church, accompanist for the Lucinda Maxey Vocal studio, and choral accompanist for the Boeing Employees Choir as well as Cora Voce. Her wide ranging experience includes Northwest Music Festivals, Washington State Music Teachers Association Conferences, Music Educators National Conferences, and Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside. 

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Jon Lackey

Tenor/Vocal Coach

Jon garners international acclaim with a voice that is a unique blend of helden and lyric tenor performed with incredible prowess – due largely to studying the bel canto singing technique under master teachers like Ilse Metternich and mentors like the Richard Strauss Family and acclaimed baritone Gérard Souzay. He has performed for major broadcasts like BBC and PBS, as well as U.S. Presidents and royalty. His many honors include being the Top National Finalist in the prestigious National Federation of Music Clubs Voice Competition and inclusion in esteemed performances across the world like Salle Gaveau in Paris and the Seattle Symphony.

Meet Our Board

President

Wayne Lackman

Treasurer

Linda Dugger

Secretary

Patty Howland

Other Members

Lisa Mills, Betty Zaloudek-Moore,

Dale Forrey, Lindsay Delmarter

 Lindsay Delmarter

  • Whitworth College '05, BA in Vocal Performance; Whitworth Choir, Opera Workshop, musical theater, co-lead the weekly worship service

  • Seattle Performing Arts Fellowship; ManeStage Theatre; guest soloist; church choir director

 Linda Dugger

  • UW '77 BA in Psychology & Education; PLU '83 MA in Education Leadership

  • Church choir director/pianist/organist, accompanist, founder and director of the Anderson Island Chorale, member of the Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Chamber & Concert Choirs, retired educator

 

 Ivan Gorne

  • PLU '70 BA Music Education; Choir of the West, musical theater, Ambassador Quartet, president of the choir and student manager of '70 European tour

  • Southern Oregon University Repertory Singers; Seattle Bach Choir

 Marsha Gorne

  • PLU '71 BA Education; Choir of the West, Madrigals, Mixed Quartet, Opera Workshop, musicals

  • Paid soloist at Little Church on the Prairie, Lakewood, WA; various choral groups in Everett, WA, Seattle Bach Choir

 

 Beverly Hoback

  • PLU '75 BA Education; PLU; University Chorale, Choir of the West; Cornish College of the Arts '82 BM Composition, Cornish Chamber Choir

  • Folk Trio, "The Arrangement", semi-professional and professional musical theater productions in the Puget Sound and in Coeur d'Alene, ID, Kindred Gathering  (annual West Coast folk music festival), church choir; currently elementary music teacher

 Pat Howland

  • PLU '79 BA Music Education; University Chorale, Choir of the West - alto section leader, Opera Workshop

  • Retired Operations Manager, Branch Manager, and Regional Vice President at J.W. Pepper of Tacoma

  • New Sound Singers, church choir director, pianist and vocalist at South Tacoma Baptist Church, Italy Choir Tour, Tacoma Symphony Chorale, Lyrica Ladies' Ensemble, pianist and vocalist at Crossroads Neighborhood Church, Bremerton, WA

 Diane Kinnunen

  • PLU '75 BA Education, Choir of the West, Swing Choir, Joyful Noise; PLU '82, BS Nursing

  • Taught elementary school and music; civic groups, director church choir, piano teacher

 Jon Lackey

  • PLU '76 BA Vocal Performance, Choir of the West, Opera Workshop, Joyful Noise, and Spiritborne

  • Career as a Concert Tenor: international critical acclaim, performing with symphony orchestras, oratorio societies, and solo recital stage. Recording Artist. Music Educator teaching at university level.

  • Organist/Choir Director at Peace Lutheran in West Seattle

 Wayne Lackman

  • PLU '78, BA in Music Education. - PLU '87 MA in Choral Conducting. Studied with Maurice Skones, Dick Sparks, and Rodney Eichenberger; Choir of the West and Opera Workshop.

  • HS Choir Director, Clinician, Adjudicator, Community and Church Choir Director, Musical Theater Director

  • First Music Educator to be inducted into WIAA Hall of Fame

  • Performed with Choral Union, Montana Chorale, ,Billings Symphony, Gloriana

 

Karen Moats

  • TCC '77 AA; TCC Chorus and the Show Choir, attended Washington State University

  • Handbell ringer and certified handbell director, church choir director and singer

 

 Daisy Nau

  • Whitworth College '05 BA Vocal Performance; Whitworth Choir, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, paid performance internship with Spokane Metropolitan Opera '03-'05

  • Musical theatre:  Seattle Performing Arts Fellowship, ManeStage Theatre; guest soloist; teach private voice and beginning piano

 

 Paul Olsen

  • PLU '67 BA Math; PLU '74 MM; Choir of the West, Madrigals, musicals, Ambassador Quartet

  • Fort Lewis Soldier's Chorus; singing waiter at Steve's Gay 90's Restaurant in Tacoma; Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, civic choirs; church choir director in Wyoming, Florida, Oregon, Washington; currently choir director at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (Seattle, WA)

 

 Danete O'Neal

  • WWU '86 BM Piano Performance/Accompanying; attended PLU Summer Music Camp '78-'80

  • Pianist/Organist/Bell Choir Director- First Presbyterian Church,  Bellingham, WA; freelance accompanist; currently Pianist/Organist, Normandy Park United Congregational Church, Staff Accompanist Boeing Employees Choir including 3 concert tours to Europe, Australia and New Zealand

Daisy Nau

  • Whitworth College '05 BA Vocal Performance; Whitworth Choir, Chamber Singers, Opera Workshop, paid performance internship with Spokane Metropolitan Opera '03-'05

  • Musical theatre:  Seattle Performing Arts Fellowship, ManeStage Theatre; guest soloist; teach private voice and beginning piano

Paul Olsen

  • PLU '67 BA Math; PLU '74 MM; Choir of the West, Madrigals, musicals, Ambassador Quartet

  • Fort Lewis Soldier's Chorus; singing waiter at Steve's Gay 90's Restaurant in Tacoma; Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, civic choirs; church choir director in Wyoming, Florida, Oregon, Washington; currently choir director at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church (Seattle, WA)

Danete O'Neal

  • WWU '86 BM Piano Performance/Accompanying; attended PLU Summer Music Camp '78-'80

  • Pianist/Organist/Bell Choir Director- First Presbyterian Church,  Bellingham, WA; freelance accompanist; currently Pianist/Organist, Normandy Park United Congregational Church, Staff Accompanist Boeing Employees Choir including 3 concert tours to Europe, Australia and New Zealand

 Carol Petersen

  • St. Olaf College '72 BA Biology, Public Health; UCLA '80, retired microbiologist, math/science substitute teacher.

  • Manitou Singers, Women's Chorus, Community choirs: Tapestry, Washington-Idaho Concert Chorale, Anchorage Concert Chorus, church choirs.

 Glenn Petersen

  • St. Olaf College '71 BA in philosophy & history; folk song groups. Graduate Theological Union '74 MA in systematic and philosophical theology; Yale Divinity School '76 M.Div.

  • California Bach Society, Washington-Idaho Concert Chorale and Chamber Choir, and Alaska Chamber Singers, Church Choirs

Ruth Pitingoro

  • PLU '77 BA in Education; Lesley University '80 MA in Computer Education.

  • Sang in PLU University Chorale and Choral Union, Glorianna Chamber Singers, Tacoma Symphony Chorus and currently a choir member of Christ Episcopal Church of Puyallup.

 Frances Rankos

  • Attended PLU '68-'69, Choir of the West, Camerata Madrigal Singers

  • UPS Civic Chorus; PLU Choral Union; PLU Opera Workshop; Tacoma Opera Chorus, Celebration in Song, Tacoma Symphony Chorus; various musicals and Gilbert & Sullivan productions at Tacoma Little Theater, Chinook Theater, Freighthouse Theater, Capitol Playhouse, Olympia Chorale, Abby Players and Lakewood Playhouse

 Bev Richardson

  • PLU '72 BA Education; PLU '79 MM Composition; University Chorale, Choir of the West

  • PLU Choral Union; writer of elementary musicals and arranger for the Orff Instrumentarium; direct Elementary Honor Choir, drum groups, and marimba band; teach private piano lessons; currently music specialist at Brookdale Elementary (Parkland, WA)

 Jon Rodin

  • PLU '86 BS Engineering Physics; University Chorale, Choir of the West, Mayfest Dancers

  • PLU Choral Union, Singer in church choirs, vocal ensembles, barbershop quartet, soloist for special events, handbell ringer

 Erwin Rosin

  • PLU '83 BS Biology; University Chorale.

  • Actor at Tacoma Little Theater, Mountain Players, Village Theatre; Founding member of the Messiah Players community theatre group at Messiah Lutheran Church

 Laurie Spitzer

  • PLU '72 BA Education; Choir of the West, University Orchestra; Lesley College '87 MA Creative Arts; Orff Schulwerk Levels I-III '90 UC (SantaCruz); SPU adjunct professor

  • Retired choral music educator, church choirs, folk duo, children's choirs

 Randy Spitzer

  • PLU '74 BA Music Education; Choir of the West, Ambassador Quartet, Musical theater,  Children's theater, Opera workshop

  • Currently artistic director of Cora Voce; past director high schools and junior high schools and church choirs; adjudicator and clinician; guest soloist with various choirs and orchestras; roles in opera  and musical theater, folk duo; past president EWMEA, past vice president WMEA

 

Betty Zaloudek-Moore

  • PLU '81 BA Music Education; continuing education at PLU and UPS '83-'89

  • Director of church choirs; Assistant Conductor Tacoma Master Chorale, Glorianna Chamber Singers; Soloist

Meet Our Current Members 

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