ABOUT THE CHORALE
1st Vice President-Mark Gentile
2nd Vice President-Linda Semmler
Assistant Treasurer-Ann Larrivee
Past President-Harry Stephens
Mrs. Campos is a life long resident of Sarasota graduating from Riverview High School. She attended Cumberland College where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Education. She has taught for Sarasota County Schools for the past 34 years and is currently the music teacher at Lamarque Elementary where she not only teaches music, but runs a successful afterschool chorus performance program. Professionally she has performed with The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, Key Chorale, the Venice Concert Band, the North Port Symphony, the Port Charlotte Concert Band and the North Port Concert Band. She has also performed with area community theatres including the Players of Sarasota, Venice Theatre and Charlotte Players. In addition, she is the Director of Music Ministries for North Port Community United Church of Christ. She has sung with the North Port Chorale for many years and is thrilled to now be leading this talented group.
A resident of Charlotte County since 1986, Ms. Navarro is currently an Elementary Music Teacher on the Peace River campus for Charlotte County Public Schools having served 21+ years in that position. She also serves as organist/accompanist for the Gulf Cove United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte. Ms. Navarro is pleased to have been hired for another North Port Chorale season and looks forward to it’s successful subscription concerts.
The North Port Chorale was founded by Bruce Robinson on February 27, 1980. It became an official organization in 1982 with the election of officers. Hoping to provide a musical outlet for area residents the Chorale has continued to grow through the successive directorships of Marion and William Pinkow, Pat Prentzel, and Jeffery Herbert. The North Port Chorale strives to serve its community with pride and excellence. In its beginnings, performances were held in available venues including the Port Charlotte Cultural Center. Today the North Port Chorale calls the beautiful North Port Performing Arts Center as its home for rehearsals and performances. Here it continues to serve the North Port community with stellar performances and opportunities.