Strata Vocal Ensemble
Strata Vocal Ensemble began with a group of friends from various choirs who loved to sing, laugh, and perform a wide variety of music. Out of this group, Strata evolved as a performance choir doing 2 or 3 concerts per year. After taking a full season to bond and build repertoire, we gave our first concert in June, 2005.
In Strata, we strive to keep a communal approach both to programming and to musical interpretation. Choristers are welcome to put forward suggestions to enhance the music. We also have a committee of volunteers that meets in the summer to plan concerts. We truly believe that working together will produce a better product.
In March of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic hit with us only 3 rehearsals in for our spring concert. The whole choral world went quiet. Now, 2 ½ years later, we are planning to resume concert-making….with great zeal, I might add! The whole world is itching to “get back to normal”, and particularly to live concerts, and we are itching to perform for you.
Our New Conductor!
We welcome our new conductor, Philip Sarabura. He’s been active as a professional musician for decades, having had a particular interest in three areas of performance: conducting, playing the violin, and being a church organist. We are fortunate that his wife, Monica Admiral, is an accomplished pianist, so they are a two-fer team for when a concert calls for piano accompaniment. We are so looking forward to having them join us in our first concert back after the ravages of Covid-19. Welcome Philip & Monica!!