Dave Bailey has been a part of choral singing since high school many decades ago. He has sung with the Los Alamos Choral Society and the Sangre de Cristo Chorale. In Albuquerque, he has sung with Quintessence and Quodlibet and several church choirs. Professionally, he would have been a computer scientist had that degree been invented when he went to graduate school. Trained as a mathematician, he wrote code for supercomputer operating systems and spent many years doing network security. Today he sits at home and builds networks in the cloud.
Billy Brown first sang with the Alma College Choir. He sang in the Stockton Chorale in Stockton, CA. In Albuquerque, Billy sang with Quintessence, Albuquerque Civic Chorus, Soli Musica and Albuquerque Madrigal Singers. He teaches Mathematics and Statistics at UNM and tutors privately, is a published poet and poetry event organizer and owns a baking and catering company, Cuisine del Corazón.
John Yip is retired from his second career at Sandia Labs. Holder of a B.A. in music education, John has taught music to children from elementary through high school. He has an M.M. in choral conducting. John founded and directed the Aztec Community Chorus. He also founded and directed the High Desert Harmonizers for ten years. John has been singing since the 4th grade. His other interests are in outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, running, motorcycling and traveling.
William (Bill) Foote grew up in a gospel tradition. He sang with the UNM A Cappella Choir and has been a member of the St Paul Lutheran Church Choir for about 30 years. He is a forensic psychologist, and has been quite active in the field, serving on a number of national boards and publishing in journals, and in a book.
Kip Purcell, tenor, is a veteran of the Socorro High School Chorus, the Virginia Men’s Glee Club, the Virginia Gentlemen, the Harvard University Choir, and Quintessence. Kip is a lawyer who is a singer in the off-hours and who some-times wishes it were the other way around. He practices law with the Rodey Firm and practices his music in his basement.
Ross Roberts’ life changed dramatically when his dad signed him up for ninth grade choir. Eventually that led to his participation in the Maryland All-State Choir, under the direction of the internationally acclaimed conductor Paul Salamunovich. This became the catalyst for Ross studying choral con-ducting under Salamunovich, and for a lifetime interest in choral music which became a career not in con-ducting, but in selling choral music at The Music Mart. With the closure of Music Mart, Ross now supports him-self in food service. Ross enjoys his supportive family and church family, reading and travel.
Tony Worsham is grateful to be back in the choral scene after a brief interlude in marching band toting a trumpet. By day Tony works as a hospitalist taking care of patients and teaching students at UNM. He also enjoys learning new languages, reading, and programming.
David Poole, founder and director, has been active for over 30 years as a choir director, composer, singer and teacher of singing. He persists in all those activities even while pursuing a new career as Social Services Coordinator for the Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership, providing housing and support for low-income Albuquerqueans. What loafing time remains he tries to spend with fly rod in hand, stalking the wily trout of northern New Mexico.
Visit David Poole's web site at www.davidepoole.com