Chester County 
Choral Society
 

  Ann Marie Ellis, Accompanist

  Ann Marie Ellis has accompanied competitions, concerts, musicals and    recitals in the Chester County and greater Philadelphia areas since 1981.  She  has served as the accompanist for the Chester County Choral Society since  1995.  Some of the highlights of her career include the privilege of  accompanying soprano, Lis Cass Geoghegan, in the White House as part of  the holiday festivities in December 2000. More recently she has also had the  privilege of accompanying Chester County Voices Abroad (CCVA) on their  concert tours to Germany and Austria (2008), France (2010), Scotland and  Ireland (2012), and Italy (2013).  These concert tours included performances  at venues such as the Berliner Dome in Berlin, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,  the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes for the International Mass and Candlelight  Procession, St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh, Galway Catholic Cathedral, St.  Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, and St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Originally from  northeast Missouri, Mrs. Ellis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music  Education from West Chester University, where she studied piano with  Richard Veleta and voice with Joy Vandever.  She also earned the Master of  Music degree in Music Education at West Chester University where she studied vocal performance with Emily Bullock.  Currently Mrs. Ellis is the choral director for Bayard Rustin High School in the West Chester Area School District where she directs four choirs, teaches music theory and conducts a musical keyboarding class. Mrs. Ellis teaches private piano and voice lessons in her home studio.  Many of her students have achieved awards and recognition in regional, state, and national competitions.  She also serves in the music ministry at Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Thornton, Pennsylvania, having performed various roles since 1984 including organist, hand bell choir director, children’s and youth choir director, assistant music director, and choir accompanist.

Mrs. Ellis resides in West Chester with her husband, Charles.


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