The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus performs under the direction of Andrea Drury.
The Evansville Philharmonic Chorus (EPC) performs major choral repertoire with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra on its subscription series in addition to special appearances throughout the year such as caroling during the Holidays, runout performances, and its Annual Choral concert.
To audition for the EPC contact Danniece Henderson, Chorus Manager at 425.5050 ext. 317 or [email protected]. Rehearsals are on Monday evenings from September through April; additional rehearsals are required with orchestra on the week of performances.
Andrea Drury, Conductor
Ryan Knight, Assistant Conductor
Dr. Kerry Glann, Former Chorus Conductor
Tom Drury, Accompanist
Danniece Henderson, Chorus Manager
President: Ellen Welcher
President-Elect: Donna Jeffers
Secretary: Marilyn Lankford
Past-President: Michelle McConnell
Andrea Drury, Vocal Music Director for North High School, Trinity United Methodist Church, and accomplished soloist was appointed Conductor of the 125+ member Philharmonic Chorus in July of 2012. Under Mrs. Drury’s direction the chorus continued its refinement of technical skills and continued growth in artistic interpretation. During the 2012-2013 season the Chorus presented its annual Choral Concert, the Pops Mancini Magic and the Classics season finale Verdi Requiem. In the summer of 2015, Chorus members toured Ireland under the direction of Conductor Andrea Drury performing in multiple concerts. The proceeds of these concerts aided fundraising for local charities. An additional impromptu performance took place at the Waterford Crystal Showroom. 2015-2016 the Chorus performed Britton’s War Requiem in the fall, added a holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah at St. John’s Catholic Church in Jasper, Indiana, in February performed Handel’s Elijah and finished the season with Barnett’s The World Beloved: A Blue Grass Mass at the annual Choral Concert. 2016-2017 performed Leonard Bernstein’s Mass, John Rutter’s Gloria and Magnificat by Thomas Drury, an original work composed for Mrs. Drury in honor of her being selected as the Conductor of the EPC. In 2019 it was announced that Mrs. Drury is returning to conduct the chorus once again who is now the EVSC Fine Arts Specialist.
Dr. Kerry Glann, Associate Director of Choral Activities, and Assistant Professor of Music Perfomance at Ball State University was appointed Conductor of the Philharmonic Chorus in September of 2017. During Dr. Glann’s first season, he prepared select chorus members for performance in La Traviata, followed by full chorus performances that included the Peppermint Pops, Songs & Sonnets from Shakespeare by George Shearing and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms at the annual Choral Concert, and completed his first year with the Classics season finale Carmina Burana. For the 2018-2019 season Dr. Glann prepared the Rutter Requiem for returning assistant conductor Robert Moody, guest conducting. In 2019 Dr. Glann completed his tenure with the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus with their Spring Choral Concert at Methodist Temple.
Ryan Knight, Director of Vocal Music and Theatre and the Assistant Band Director at North Posey Junior High School, was appointed Assistant Conductor of the Philharmonic in May of 2018. In 2019, Mr. Knight left North Posey High School and took on the role of Director of Vocal Music at Mt. Vernon High School. He remains the assistant conductor of the EPC.
Nancy Hart Copley
Patrica Bunner Colbert