Redmond Community Choir
Redmond Community Choir – Currently on Hold
As you can imagine, given the changes in our world over the last few months, we will not be able to meet as an 80 member group in the fall. While we will get back to the magic we had last year, we have to prioritize our well-being and safety, and the Redmond Community Choir will have to remain on hold for now. Although we are not currently able to meet as the Community Choir, we are considering the option of a smaller scale ensemble to keep the music going in Redmond. Please stay tuned for updates regarding this potential.
View coverage of the COCC Redmond Community choir:
News coverage of the choir by KTVZ on 12/9/19
Choir ready for first big concert - Article by Pam Lezar in the Redmond Spokesman on 12/12/19
Choir happenings: Surprises at the first practice - Article by Pam Lezar in the Redmond Spokesman on 11/10/19
Signing up for a Redmond's new choir - Article by Pam Lezar in the Redmond Spokesman on 10/20/19
Community choir coming to Redmond - Article by Geoff Folsom in the Redmond Spokesman on 7/11/19
Learn About Our Music Director - Ken Piarulli
Ken is a lifelong musician with a passion for supporting the performing arts, and believes that a vibrant music culture is vital to the quality of life in a community. After living in upstate and northern New York most of his life, he and his wife moved to Redmond in 2018 to be close to their son and daughter-in-law.
Ken has performed professionally as a jazz pianist since 1972, in both solo and ensemble
settings ranging from jazz trios to big bands. He has sung in several choral groups
including chamber and symphonic choirs, and has directed choirs ranging from elementary
children to adults. Most recently, he was music and choir director at his Catholic
church in Watertown, NY. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Master of Science
in Music Education.
Although his passion has always been music, Ken had a successful career as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and ran a ﬁnancial advisory practice for 31 years. He has a history of involvement in giving back to his community, and served on several boards and non-proﬁt organizations before moving to Redmond. He currently serves on the board of the Redmond Community Concert Association and the Redmond Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and is a member of the choir at St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church.
When not making music, Ken and his wife Jude are enjoying the many outdoor activities that Central Oregon oﬀers, including cycling, cross country skiing and snow shoeing, kayaking, and hiking. They have two grown sons, and Otis, a 13 year old golden retriever.
Questions? Email Ken at firstname.lastname@example.org.