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Amy Nicole Broadbent

Amy BroadbentWith a voice that "shimmers," (DC Metro Theater Arts), soprano Amy Nicole Broadbent is a versatile performer who excels in a variety of performance settings, from the concert stage to chamber music to opera.

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Diane Atherton

Diane AthertonBritish native, Diane Atherton has garnered attention for her "silvery and winsome" performance (Washington Post). Her "rich and ringing tone" and "magical singing" truly position her as one of the most exciting sopranos in this region.  As well as singing in the prestigious Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Chicago's Symphony Center, Diane has sung in every major concert hall in the British Isles, The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and has toured extensively throughout Europe, recorded for TV and radio as well as many of the major record labels including EMI and Naxos.  Her vocal dexterity and flexibility illustrated by the wide variety of repertoire she has sung. 

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Tenor Soloist/Section Leader - Grace UMC - Baltimore

Rehearsals: Sept – May on Thursdays 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (till 9 p.m. before major Holy Days/Concerts) 

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Lisa Koehler, vocal contractor and owner of Singer Source, LLC, is active as a singer, educator, and arts advocate in the Washington, DC area. She is a native of the DC area and holds an MMEd from The Catholic University of America and a BA in Musical Composition and Poetry from William Smith College in Geneva, New York; both degrees with a concentration in Vocal Performance.

Lisa has sung with numerous DC chamber groups; The American Repertory Singers (Dr. Leo Nestor), Chantry Early Music Ensemble (Dr. David Taylor), The Woodley Ensemble (Nicholas White), The Palestrina Choir (Michael Harrison), The Norman Scribner Choir (Norman Scribner), The Washington Symphony Chamber Chorus (Stephen Simon), Collegium Cantorum (Timothy Kendall), Jubilate Chamber Singers (Carleen Dixon - Webb), Continuum Chamber Singers (Joan Reinthaler) and two local symphonic choruses; The Choral Arts Society of Washington (Norman Scribner) and Cathedral Choral Society (Paul Calloway and Douglas Major).

Lisa has held a steady church job since 1977.  She currently sings with the St. John's Choir of St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square; The Church of the Presidents (Michael Lodico and Brandon Straub).  Prior to then she sang with The Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Dr. Leo Nestor) for fourteen years and served as staff alto for St. John’s Church, Norwood (Edwin Godshall) and in the Chapel Choir of Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Dr. Lindsay Lafford).

Lisa launched Singer Source in 2004 to fill a void in the management of professional choral singers, ringers, and ensemble soloists in the DC area. Her first-hand experience from within ensembles needing last minute singer replacements led her to fully understand the importance in choosing a balance of voice, skill, and personality to complement an established team.

While born with a good ear (her brother owns Klondike Sound Company), Lisa attributes her skill in understanding the true mechanics of ensemble blend, verve, camraderie and community to her work with Dr. Leo Nestor with The American Repertory Singers (ARS) and The Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Norman Scribner of The Choral Arts Society of Washington.

Lisa has recently joined the Board of Trustees of The Thirteen, a vocal chamber group under the director of Matthew Robertson.  She served as Vocal Music Teacher and Orff Music specialist at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria for fourteen years and with Fairfax Country Public Schools for three years. She also served as Co-Chair of the Advisory Counsel on Instruction of the Arts for Arlington Country Public Schools. 

Lisa's husband, Ted Faris works for the U.S. Department of State.  They have busy two teenage daughters who play violin, viola, soccer, field hockey, row crew, babysit, do their homework, and "hang out with friends".