About

Artistic Director

Ted von Polhe

Ted von Pohle – Artistic Director

Ted von Pohle, a lover of words and music, has sung since he could talk. It’s that love affair with song that culminated in his passion for choral conducting. Beginning with piano and choir at age six, von Pohle continued private music studies in high school in voice and organ as well. Ted graduated from Pacific Union College in Angwin with a Bachelors in Music (vocal performance emphasis) and went on to earn his Masters in Music (choral conducting emphasis) from San José State University where he studied with Dr. Charlene Archibeque, and acted as Assistant Conductor of the international award-winning SJSU Choraliers. Mr. von Pohle has been a music educator for over 30 years spanning all levels of music from early classroom music through collegiate ensembles and classes. Currently, von Pohle is Music Director at Grace Episcopal Church in St. Helena, teaches private voice, and performs as a vocalist, organist, and collaborative pianist.


Personnel

Sopranos

          • Suzanne Quinlan – founding member
          • Lisa van Stuijvenberg –founding member
          • Lauren Seva Hesser – member since 2016
          • Hunter Hollingsworth – member since 2016
          • Carissa Wendt – member since 2017
          • Dana Bienenfeld – member since 2022

Altos

          • Suzi Gilbert – founding member
          • Wendy Valle – founding member
          • Cyndi Kasten – member since 2016
          • Cassi Tynan – member since 2017
          • Joanna Mittman – member since 2018
          • Michele Conyers – member since 2019
          • Toni Chiappetta – member since 2022

Tenor

          • Dan Bunnell – founding member
          • Chuck Dresel- founding member
          • Dana Zaccone – member since 2016
          • Thom Hinesley – member since 2016
          • Joe Pesch – member since 2019

Bass/Baritone

          • Mathew Gracy- founding member
          • Larry Black- founding member
          • John Kasten – member since 2016
          • Robert Mittman – member since 2018
          • Andrew Moore – member since 2019
          • Gregory Whitfield – member since 2022