Erin Freeman serves in multiple capacities throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and maintains a national presence through guest conducting engagements. Freeman holds a joint position as Director of the Richmond Symphony Chorus and Director of Choral Activities at Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, she is the Artistic Director of Wintergreen Music and Resident Conductor of the Richmond Ballet. Guest conducting engagements include the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Portland Symphony Orchestra, South Carolina Philharmonic, Savannah Symphony, Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and additional ensembles in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, and Illinois. In the 2018-2019 season, Freeman made her debut at Symphony Hall in Boston with Berkshire Choral International, conducted multiple engagements with the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Ballet, and led an international ensemble of singers and the Orchestre Symphonique Bel’Arte at La Madeleine in Paris. Freeman holds degrees from Northwestern University, Boston University, and Peabody Conservatory.
Ingrid Keller is an active recitalist, collaborative artist, and teacher. She has performed nationally in such distinguished venues as the Kennedy Center, the Banff Centre, Jordan Hall, and Tanglewood, as well as internationally. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.M. magna cum laude), and Indiana University (M.M. and D.M.), under the tutelage of world renowned pianist, Menahem Pressler. Recent collaborations have brought Ingrid Keller on the stage with the Mark Morris Dance group, members of the Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, and Richmond Symphony and alongside such celebrated musicians as Yo-Yo Ma, and Joe Burgstaller. She has held positions at University of Dayton, Northern Kentucky University, and University of Oregon. Since having relocated to Richmond, Virginia, she has been appointed on the faculty of University of Richmond where she teaches piano, coaches vocalists and chamber music. Ingrid Keller currently lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Nathan Bick, and their two daughters, Clara and Phoebe. Her most recent album in collaboration with Jason Vest, Evening Hours, songs of Richard Hundley, was released through Roven Records in 2018.
Chorus Manager - Barbara Baker
Barb Baker has been working with the Richmond Symphony Chorus for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where she sang under Jim Erb's direction for four years. She became manager of the Chorus shortly after it was formed, took a seven-year hiatus from the position in the 1980s, and then returned in 1994.
Barb's professional life has revolved around human resources. She formed her own company, Management Plus, in 1996, and served as a consultant for ten years while transitioning into association management work and management coaching. Now semi-retired, she stays just busy enough to allow her to tend to a large garden and travel often.
Kevin L. Barger, Assistant Rehearsal Pianist Melva Carle and Carl Eng, Rehearsal Assistants Arianne Barrus, Soprano Section Leader Rachel Fish, Alto Section Leader Aaron Todd, Tenor Section Leader John Luther, Bass Section Leader