Athens, GA

bringing quality

women's choral music

to northeast Georgia


Christmas Tapestry 2019

Community in song

Saturday, December 7, 2019
3:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church – Athens, GA
2535 Jefferson Rd. Athens GA 30607

Our community holiday concert tradition in full swing, featuring the Athens Recorder Ensemble, and the Oconee County High School A Cappella choir. Join us for some great holiday music and support community arts in Athens. Refreshments and bake sale following the concert.

About Us

Meridian Women's Chorus

Meridian Women’s Chorus was organized to provide education in choral music to women in Athens, Georgia, and surrounding towns and counties.

The chorus was formed in January 2002 and incorporated in September 2003.

The mission of Meridian Women’s Chorus is to develop the choral skills of women, provide opportunity for members to create music with peers, and offer quality performances of women’s choral music for the community of Northeast Georgia.

Read more about our history here.

Our second sopranos.

The Meridian Chorus

First Sopranos

First Altos

Hancock, Stephanie Bates, Annette
Hartman-Arnold, Barbara Fox, Macy
Howard, Wren Harris, Marybeth
Lewis, Lisa Hilkert, Heidi
Maier, Sue Hobbs, Kay
Massengill, Marcia Massey, Marge
Robinson, Cass Nadenicek, Jeanne
Stocklinski, Eileen Riley, Diane
Thornburg, Peggye Shore, Julia
Townsley, Lisa Vail, Cindy
Kohler, Lisa

Second Sopranos

Second Altos

Anfinson,Beth Barker, Pam
Granum, Doris Eberhart, Roxann
Hernandez, Nancy Epting, Bobbie
McCollum, Amy Hale, Eileen
Merkle, Roberta Prestegard, Bert
Norton, Lane Rodekohr, Janet
Rodgers, Barbara
Roth, Louise
Saye, Jennifer
Staton, Sarah

Mark Woodcock, Director

Mark Woodcock is a DMA Candidate in Choral Music at the University of Illinois. Prior to his studies at Illinois, Mar received graduate degrees in Choral Conducting and Music Education at Truman State University and Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre under the guidance of his mentors Dr. Mark Jennings, Hirvo Surva, and Toomas Kapten. Mark is the founder and continuing artistic director of the Des Moines Camerata, and elite Chamber Choir based in his hometown of Des Moines Iowa.

Through his career Mark has continued to work with choirs of all ages and skills by serving as clinician and director for junior high and high school musicians and touring internationally with Estonian National Opera Boys’ (Rahvusooperi Eesti Poistekoor). As a singer, Mark has toured extensively through Europe with the ensemble Voices Musicales, toured Estonia and Poland as a soloist with the Nuku Koor from Tallinn, Estonia, and the recently toured the US with the early music ensemble Heinavanker.

Kristin Humbard, accompanist

Kristin Humbard is a collaborative pianist and a piano teacher and has accompanied Meridian since 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Georgia. Her academic recognition includes a membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, an American honor society for musicians; and a membership in Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and largest collegiate honor society for all disciplines. Her musical pursuits include the performance of a solo piano concerto with the Andrews University Orchestra, and extensive solo and collaborative recital performances. Currently she accompanies at the University of Georgia and teaches private piano lessons in Athens, GA. She also serves as the church pianist at Oconee Presbyterian Church in Watkinsville, GA.

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Join us

We rehearse on Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 800 West Lake Drive in Athens. We’d love to have you come be a part of our choir! If you’d like to come sing with us, please contact us using the form below.

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  • Address: P.O. Box 6774; Athens, GA 30604

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