The NVCC is committed to providing its members and audience with a venue for choral music performances of the highest quality. The chorale also seeks to increase public awareness and appreciation of musical endeavors by sponsoring additional recitals and concerts, especially those focusing on the talents of regional musicians. The NVCC also strives to provide each member of the group with the opportunity to explore and expand his or her own individual talents, musicianship and associated performance skills.
Members of the North Valley Chamber Chorale come from a wide range of professions and musical experiences. Although many of the singers are professional music teachers and/or performers, the membership also includes doctors and other health care professionals, accountants, teachers, business owners, retired individuals, and many other lines of work. Membership expands and contracts for each concert, depending on the outcome of auditions, availability of singers, and the performing forces needed for individual concerts.
Board of Directors
- Ruthie Cooper ~ President
- Christina Wong ~ Treasurer
- David Scholz, DMA ~ Artistic Director
- Craig Duncan
- Peter Magnusson, M.D.
- Marcia Nelson, M.D.
- Lowell Daun
- Audrey Tennis
- Keith Herritt
Dr. David Scholz was appointed as the Director of Choral Activities at California State University, Chico in Fall 2007. At CSU, Chico he directs the Acappella Choir, the Chamber Singers and the University Chorus and teaches Studio Voice, School Vocal Techniques, Beginning Voice Class, Aural Musicianship, Music Theory, Advanced Choral Conducting, and the general education class Great Composers and Compositions. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Scholz directs the Chico Bach Festival and coordinates the Glorious Sounds of the Season concerts, which raise over $20,000 each year for music department scholarships. Dr. Scholz holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College (1994), a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University (1999), and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Minnesota (2006)... read more
The North Valley Chamber Chorale was formed in the fall of 2010. Initial membership included 28 singers for our inaugural concert, Sing a New Song, on November 6, 2010 at Faith Lutheran Church. This concert featured a variety of choral pieces including Renaissance motets by Orlando di Lassus, Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, and Josquin des Prez, works by Georg Philipp Telemann and Giovanni Battista Martini, two of the Five English Folksongs of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and The Songs of the Prospector by Stephen Chatmann. The 2010-2011 concert season also included a recital titled Romantic Masterworks on Sunday, April 8, 2011 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, featuring local instrumentalists and singers performing the works of Brahms, Schubert, and Schumann, and a spring concert by the NVCC in the sanctuary of Bidwell Presbyterian Church featuring God is Gone Up by Gerald Finzi, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and the Magnificat of Johann Sebastian Bach... read more