For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Leslie Klane
Executive Director
Boulder Chorale Welcomes New Executive Director and Children's Chorale Artistic Director
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Boulder, CO, August 27, 2019 - The Boulder Chorale Board of Directors is pleased to welcome new management and artistic positions within the Chorale at the start of the organization's 2019-2020 season.
Leslie Klane 
Leslie Klane will be joining the Boulder Chorale as Executive Director, starting August 26. Klane brings an extensive background in nonprofit management and fundraising, along with a passion for the arts. She formerly served as President and CEO for the Golden Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Council Member and Vice-Chair of the Jefferson County Cultural Council, where she has worked with many SCFD Tier III arts organizations like the Chorale. She also held a 14-year career with the Alzheimer's Association working in a variety of leadership capacities including Vice President of Corporate Relations for the Colorado Chapter.  
Shauna Keene 
Shauna Keene will be joining the organization as Boulder Children's Chorale Artistic Director. Keene was one of the founding members of the Boulder Children's Chorale, serving as Assistant Director from 2009-2012. During this time, the Children's Chorale developed three choirs and an outreach program.
She teaches middle school choir in the St. Vrain Valley School District and specializes in teaching vocal technique and music literacy. She holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Colorado State University.

Larisa Dreger
will assume the role of Director of the Prima Voce choir in addition to her current duties as Assistant Director of the Concert and Chamber Chorales.  
The Boulder Chorale is also thrilled to announce the addition of a new high school ensemble, Peak A Cappella, which will be led by Nathan Wubbena, in addition to his ongoing duties as Director of
the Volante choir.  
Larisa Dreger 
Nathan Wubbena 
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The Boulder Chorale's mission is to enrich and inspire a broad community through music. The Chorale was founded in 1966 when members of the chorus of the Boulder Civic Opera decided to create a separate entity available to the opera and to rehearse and perform independently. Notable music directors include Caroline Bowles Wayland (1968-1986) and Timothy Snyder (2001-2010). Dr. Vicki Burrichter was named Artistic Director in July 2015. The choir presents three main concerts each season in addition to various collaborations and a joint holiday concert with the Boulder Children's Chorale. The Boulder Children's Chorale was created for the 2008-2009 season to provide an opportunity for youth to participate in the joys of choral singing. It currently includes five choirs differentiated by age and ability and is led by Artistic Director Shauna Keene. The Children's Choirs perform separately, together, with the Boulder Chorale's adult choirs, and in collaboration with other community ensembles. 

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