Barbara Forry, President
Barbara Forry is a retired educator with a B.S. in music Education and a M.S. in Education: Reading specialist. She finds CCS musically interesting for both the wide variety of music performed and the level of perfection achieved. She most enjoys the camaraderie and friendliness of the CCS family.
Wayne Mery, Vice-President, Webmaster
Wayne Mery has sung tenor in several Lehigh Valley choral groups as well as the Penn State University Choir. For Wayne, singing and creating great music is an invigorating activity whose physical, mental and social aspects help maintain balance and personal fulfillment - which CCS most certainly provides. Wayne sings in his church choir, plays cello in the church orchestra and is a computer professional by day.
Jennifer Kelly, Artistic Director
Rosie Bukics, Treasurer, Finance Committee
A newcomer to CCS, Rosie most enjoys listening to the incredible singing by such a talented group. By day, Rosie is a professor of accounting and finance at Lafayette College and her role on the board is to put her expertise to work as treasurer for the organization.
Therese Gillette, Membership
Therese was born and raised in Catasauqua, PA, and currently lives in Northampton. She has sung with many area choruses and has been a member of CCS since 1997. In addition to serving on the CCS Board, Therese is the Soprano Section Leader. She is a lifetime member of St. Mary Church of the Annunciation, Catasauqua, where she has been singing forever. Therese is also retired and loving it!
Elisabeth Long, Secretary, Concert Event Planning, 50th Anniversary
A graduate of West Chester University with a degree in Music Education/Vocal Performance, Liz has been a member of CCS for more than 25 years. Along with regular CCS board responsibilities, Liz has the role of Event Planner, in which she assists with details pertaining to concerts and get-togethers, and oversees the planning of receptions and post-concert parties. Liz has also served as Section Leader for the Altos. Liz is a Middle School teacher for Whitehall-Coplay School District. She lives with her husband and daughter in New Tripoli, PA.
Rebecca Hillman Magill
Brian Paul, Financial and Data Analyst, Finance Committee
Brian Paul, a member of CCS for 36 years and a Board Member since 2010, has also sung with St. Thomas More Church Choir, Camerata Singers, Bel Canto Singers, Masterwork Choral, Warren County Community Singers and Bethlehem aCapella Singers. A Forecasting & Data Analyst and Programmer by profession, his expertise has been utilized to validate CCS bookkeeping and provide budget forecasts to the board.
John Sise, Strategic Planning Committee, Finance Committee
John Sise is a retired Quality Assurance Specialist. John has been with the CCS for over 35 years and is a previous president of this organization. As part of Financial and Strategic Planning Committees, John is working towards ensuring another successful 50 years of the Concord Chamber Singers.
Janet Whittington, Publicity Director
Janet has been on the board of directors for three years. She sang with the Concord Chamber Singers for three years. She is a retired elementary and special education teacher having taught in Southern California for nearly 40 years. Music has always been a large part of her life, especially singing. Coming from a very musical family she has sung in choirs all her life, and realizes how very important the arts are to education and society as a whole. She is proud to be helping CCS make their well deserved mark in the Lehigh Valley.