Chor Anno News


Updated March 5, 2017

Concerts: August 12/13 in Boise, Idaho
Concerts: September 16/17 in SW Washington
(see *below for details)


Nicole Lamartine - Associate Conductor
The group rose to new heights of musicianship and choral performance under the direction of Dr. Nicole Lamartine. She brought a fresh approach to choral tone and reminders of principles of singing that brought tangible results. She is truly a "conductor of electricity" and we're delighted she has consented to become Associate Conductor. Nicole has sung with us for the past few years. If awards were given for the "long-distance traveler" for rehearsals and concerts, Nicole would win each time. She is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and comes to Vancouver (our "center of operations") three times a year. (You may read more about Nicole HERE and on our Directors page.)

We're also thrilled for Nicole as she was asked to direct the men's honor choir for the AMIS organization of American schools in foreign countries which was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the week of March 2-5. See more about Nicole's fantastic adventure by checking her posts on Facebook HERE. Needless to say, Chor Anno is elated to have her singing with us and taking over more and more of the conducting. We are so fortunate to have this rising "star" of the choral world...and it is part of our group!

Carrie Rice Scott is Chor Anno's newest member. Carrie is from Auburn. She has extensive credentials both as a singer and as a director of choral music. She sings soprano. Carrie is also a member of Opus 7, a professional choir in the Seattle area.

We had two new men join us in 2016, Daniel Schreiner and Jacob Funk.

Daniel is is the Director of Choirs and IB Music at Foss High School in Tacoma. He also serves as the Music Supervisor/Music Director at ManeStage Theatre Company in Sumner. He is a published composer (Santa Barbara Music Publishng) and graduated a couple of years ago from Central Washington University.

Jacob Funk teaches at Clark College, Vancouver. Jacob just received his doctorate in choral conducting from the Music Conservatory of the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Read about Jacob on our singers page in the tenor section.

*Concert venues for 2017
We depart from our usual concert giving this year and will likely be singing TWICE in 2017. Does this mean we have to change the name of the choir from "the annual choir" (Chor Anno) to...? I won't even venture to say!

First, we're singing in Boise, Idaho on Saturday evening, August 12th, in a venue yet to be named.
Then we sing in the "Cathedral of the Rockies" in Boise at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, August 13th.

We will be singing in SW Washington September 16 and 17. Our concerts will be:
Saturday, September 16 - 7:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 428 E. Fourth Plain, Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Sunday, September 17 - 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 1428 - 22nd Ave., Longview, WA




Chor Anno Board Members

Karen P. Fulmer, Federal Way

Don E. Wiitala, Longview

Sonja Gourley, College Place

Twyla V. Brunson, Auburn

At large
Janet Reiter, Yacolt
Jim Crislip, Walla Walla
April Duvic, Vancouver
Reginald Unterseher, Kennewick






"Sometimes the impact of singing seeps into more intimate places in our hearts" - (Ann Long)