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The Edina Chorale, a nonprofit community choir composed of adults of all ages, sings a broad repertoire of traditional, classical, contemporary and pop choral music.

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Artistic Director

Paige Armstrong Oct 2019 


Paige Armstrong,
an accomplished teacher, singer and nationally awarded conductor, is in her first season as the Artistic Director of the Edina Chorale. Paige graduated in 2019 from the University of Minnesota with a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting and in 2012 with Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Luther College. In addition to her work with the Edina Chorale, she is also the Choir Teacher at Friendly Hills Middle School and the Chancel Choir Director at Richfield United Methodist Church. In the Twin Cities, Paige is an active singer and is currently in her eighth season as a soprano, and now section leader, in The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists, under the direction of Matthew Culloton. She has also sung under Dale Warland in the Winona Beethoven Festival Chorus, Philip Brunelle in the staged production of “The Radio Hour” with VocalEssence, and Matthew Olson with the Oratory Bach Ensemble. Having competed actively in the last decade, Paige was awarded first place in the graduate division of the NATS-MN competition and the divisional MTNA Young Artists vocal competition in 2015. In 2013, Paige won first place in the National ACDA Undergraduate Conducting Competition. In addition to her current teaching position, Paige has also taught vocal music at Coon Rapids High School and Delano Public Schools, and elementary general music at Red Rock Elementary.



Accompanist




Jeffrey A. Patry
 is currently the Director of Music Ministry and Organist at First Lutheran Church in Columbia Heights, MN.  In addition, he is on the music staff of Normandale Community College as the staff accompanist and is also the accompanist of the Con Brio, Con Spirito, Vivace and Concert Choirs of Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs of Bloomington, MN, The Edina Chorale of Edina, MN, and Bella Lumina Women’s Ensemble of St. Louis Park, MN.  

A native of Hutchinson, KS, Jeffrey graduated from St. Olaf College with a B.M. in Organ Performance studying under Dr. John Ferguson and Mr. Douglas Cleveland.  In 1998, he won second prize in the American Guild of Organists Regional Competition held in Wichita, KS.
  
Jeffrey is frequently an organist/pianist for events in the Twin Cities and has recorded with MorningStar Music Publishers.  He is a member of the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists where he serves as the Chair of the Professional Development Committee and Placement Coordinator.  He also serves as the secretary for the Association of Liturgical Ministers and is the treasurer for the Twin Cities Chapter of Chorister’s Guild.



Administrative Manager



Stephanie Hansen  is a new Twin Cities resident after obtaining a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. She now spends her time teaching voice and piano lessons at Rogers School of Music, providing membership and engagement support at the Minnesota Music Coalition, and managing the Edina Chorale.





The Edina Chorale strives to make its rehearsals and performances accessible to all singers and patrons. For questions or if you need assistance, please contact the Edina Chorale Administrative Manager at manager@edinachorale.org.




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