Photo courtesy of Suzanne Merritt 2010

Directing the Choir will be Dr. Andrea Goodman who currently serves as the director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir in Western Massachusetts. She has been a visiting professor of conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music, and has served as Director of Choruses at Skidmore College and New York University. She has directed the award-winning Goodman Chamber Choir, the Russian Emigré Choir, and served as guest conductor in the Aspen Music Festival, the Festival de Musique Sacrée in Fribourg, Switzerland, and the Festival of White Nights in St. Petersburg, Russia. Her choirs have collaborated with the Empire Brass, the New England Baroque Soloists, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Aston Magna. In the local area she has conducted in the Adirondack Festival of American Music, the Berkshire Bach Society, and the Upstate New York's Area All-State Women's Choir. Dr. Goodman holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.