Our Mission: to educate our members and the public about music and choral singing while fostering an appreciation of music by all, enhancing the cultural life of the community.
The Chorus of East Providence was incorporated as a Rhode Island non-profit organization in September 2007 and is now designated as a 501(c)(3) status organization. The Chorus is led by its Board of Directors and operates in accordance with its Bylaws.
Beth Armstrong, Music Director
Beth Armstrong is the director of the Greater Tiverton Community Chorus and the Summer Chorus, in addition to the ChoruS of East Providence. Recently retired from teaching at Roger Williams University, she has used her newfound free time writing her first novel. Previously, she chaired the choral department at the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and coordinated both the Junior Providence Singers and the JPS Treble Chorus there. Before moving to Rhode Island, Beth directed the Suncook Valley Chorale in Concord, New Hampshire, and taught public school music for 12 years. A graduate of Tufts University, she pursued a master’s degree in Music Education at the University of New Hampshire. Along with her husband, Stewart, she sang in the Providence Singers for five years and currently they both sing in the choir at First Unitarian Church of Providence.
Rena Anthony, Accompanist
Rena is a retired music educator, having spent 31 years teaching middle school choir and general music in Rhode Island public schools. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rhode Island College. Ms. Anthony is also the Director of Music at the Church of the Transfiguration in Cranston. She accompanies several area school choirs, as well as Rhode Island All-State choirs. Currently, Ms. Anthony is studying voice with Rene de la Garza. She resides in Warwick with her husband, Michael, and daughter Madeleine.
Board of Directors 2017-2018:
Donna Gagne, Acting President
Judith Antonio, Secretary
Lisa Bennett, Treasurer
Directors: Philip Abbatomarco, Stewart Armstrong, Anne Fortier, Denise Morel, Bill Wood
Karen Crowe, Soprano
Millie McClintock, Alto
Ellie Wasser, Tenor
Ed Crowe, Bass
Ex-Officio: Beth Armstrong (Music Director), Judith Antonio, Betty Capaldo, Maureen Conroy, Sandra Medeiros (Past Presidents)