Follow Us Through Our History


The Chorale was founded in January 1995 by Dr. Susan McMane, our first Artistic Director, with the help of Susan White and Mary Ann and Dick Shaw. Our subsequent Artistic Directors have been Greg LeSan, Scott Schoonover, Kathy Lawton Brown (interim), Merry Keller (interim), Marcia Hansen (interim), and now Leanne Magnuson Latuda. The Women’s HOPE Chorale became the ensemble-in-residence at Maryville University in 2010 and now enjoys a wonderful collaboration with Maryville students and faculty.