Artistic Director & Conductor
Beth is delighted to be the Music Director of the Reading Community Singers and to have the opportunity to conduct this dynamic group of talented, hard-working, and dedicated performers. In June 2013, Beth led RCS on their first performance tour to New York City where they had successful performances at the Intrepid Air and Space Museum and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Two years later, in June 2015, RCS returned to New York City and had the honor of being the first group to audition and be invited to perform at the top of the Empire State Building. RCS also performed at the Statue of Liberty.
Beth especially enjoys sharing her talents and those of RCS with the greater community with special performances for senior groups, community events like Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Reading Tree Lighting Ceremony, Stoneham Theater, and for the 10th year commemoration of 9/11. Beth has also led RCS in singing the national anthem at Gillette Stadium sports events and for the Lowell Spinners baseball team.
Beth holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education with a major in vocal music, and a Masters of Arts Education with a major in Arts Administration. She attended Boston University, The University of MA in Lowell, and Fitchburg State University. She has been an active musician, director, public school music teacher, and performer in the Boston area for over 30 years. She has been a conductor and/or performer for the Winthrop Playmakers, Quannapowitt Players, Colonial Chorus of Reading, Melrose Community Players, and many other community theater organizations. She has also served as music director for The Unitarian Universalist Church of Reading, St. Peter’s Parish of Malden, and the North Andover Community Chorus.
In addition to directing RCS, Beth is a private voice teacher and co-director of KidSing!, an exciting show choir choral program for children in Grades 3 – 8. Beth lives in Reading with her husband Al, an author, composer/arranger and former music teacher for the Reading Public Schools. She is also the proud mother of two fabulous sons, Jeff and Brian. Beth can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe currently resides in Reading, and has been an integral part of the theater community of the North Shore for a number of years. Since graduating from Reading High School in 1978, Joe has maintained an extensive career in piano performance in the Northeast, having played for fifteen years with the LaPierre School of Ballet and a wide variety of community theater productions in Reading, Wilmington, Wakefield, Peabody and New Hampshire.
Joe is accompanist for both The Reading Community Singers and The Wakefield Choral Society. In addition to his activities as an accompanist, Joe teaches piano lessons at Reading Creative Arts. Joe credits his former teacher and mentor, Mr. James L. Roth, for his musical achievements.