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CHARITY WICKS (Interim Director) is currently the Music Director at Central Presbyterian Church in Summit, New Jersey. A Minnesota native, she earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Temple University in Philadelphia. She also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts, specializing in instrumental accompanying, from the Manhattan School of Music.

She has played with chamber groups all over North America and has appeared in Wall to Wall Bach at New York City’s Symphony Space, and also at the Boston Early Music Festival. She also has been a music director, conductor, and pianist with several Broadway musicals, including “Wicked,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “Spring Awakening,” and the national tour of “Billy Elliot.”  She is also a regular music director with the Brooklyn-based American Opera Projects and at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.

Before coming to Central Presbyterian Church, Wicks served The Presbyterian Church in Morristown as interim director of music. She has also been music director at White Plains, N.Y., Presbyterian Church, All Saints Episcopal Church in Leonia, and Swarthmore, Pa., United Methodist Church.

CAROLINE PARODY (Accompanist and Vocal Coach) a versatile pianist and vocalist, performs regularly in and around the NY/NJ Metro area. She received her degrees from William Paterson and Montclair State University in piano and studied voice in NYC, participating in master classes and workshops by Dame Helena Doese, Maestro Peter Mark, and distinguished American Wagnerian soprano Johanna Meier. WPU awarded her with both Outstanding Senior Performer and Music Scholar; later, she took first place in the adult division of NJNATS at Westminster Choir College. 

She has performed in major venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and Lincoln Center in NYC. A featured solo artist in the Donnell Library Concert Series in NYC, Caroline gave several recitals of rarely performed vocal works of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as singing in several opera concerts, including the final performance before Donnell’s temporary closing. 

Her opera repertoire includes leading roles in Aida, Alceste, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Freischütz, Elektra, Fidelio, Hansel und Gretel (Witch), Idomeneo (Elettra), La Gioconda, Lohengrin, Siegfried (Brünnhilde), Turandot, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Die Walküre.  She has served on the faculty of Montclair State University and the Newark Boys Chorus School. Caroline currently serves as organist/choir director at Zion Lutheran Church in Saddle River, works as a freelance accompanist & singer, and maintains a private teaching studio. 
THE CONCORD SINGERS 
Soprano
Karen Ang
Debra Boyman*
Becca Kaian
Laurie MacNeill Clancy
Christine May
Loretta Smith
Cynthia Vengratis

 
Alto I

Nina Deutz
Betsy Fox*
Jacqueline Landwehr
Anita Gossett
Sheila Sherman
Mezzo
Helen Armstrong
Anne Childers
Marsha Foregger
Dorothy Frank*
Mary LeBlanc
Lucy Malatesta
Joan Olszewski
Cheryl Stoyle
 

 

Alto II
Anne Berman
Judy Cronin*
Sharon Dougherty
Jill Eisgrau
Karen Fallowes
Barbara Freidin
Kathryn Garman
Elizabeth Marsh
Leslie Ross
Carolyn Warren
*section leader
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