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2017 Girl Chorister Faculty & Staff

Katherine Dienes-Williams, 2017 Music Director
Placeholder imageKatherine Dienes-Williams, MA, BMus, FRCO, Hon. ARSCM, Hon. GCM was appointed Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford Cathedral in January 2008 following six years as Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St. Mary, Warwick. She is also the Musical Director of the Winchester-based chamber choir, Southern Voices.

Katherine was born and educated in Wellington, New Zealand, and studied for a BA in Modern Languages and a BMus at Victoria University, Wellington. Katherine was Organ Scholar at Wellington Cathedral from 1988 to 1991 when she was appointed Assistant Organist there.

Katherine went to England in 1991 to take up the post of Organ Scholar at Winchester Cathedral and Assistant Organist at Winchester College. She has also held posts as Organist and Assistant Director of Music at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, and Assistant Organist and Director of the Cathedral Girls’ Choir at Norwich Cathedral, prior to moving to Warwick as Director of Music at the Collegiate Church of St. Mary.

She is a sometime guest tutor for the Royal College of Organists and is regularly asked to be a guest choral workshop leader in the UK, South Africa, the USA, Canada, and Australia. Katherine has given several organ recitals in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Bermuda, the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia and Singapore. She has performed as organ soloist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hallé, the City of London Sinfonia and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and has taught a masterclass at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, USA. She is also active as a composer, having received several commissions in the UK, the USA, and New Zealand.

Katherine holds a Master of Arts in Music and Liturgy from Leeds University. She is featured both as organist and choral conductor on several recordings. In January 2016, she directed the RSCM Australia/NZ summer school in Canberra, Australia. Further engagements in 2017 include a weekend workshop with the choir of Trinity Church, Asbury Park; the Girls’ Chorister Course at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York and the RSCM Lincoln Cathedral summer course. She has recently been elected into her secondary school’s Hall of Fame as an outstanding alumnus (Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Wellington, New Zealand).

Other interests include languages (her BA is in French and German), travel, reading, and fitness. She is a Knight of the Grand Order of Vitéz and a Knight of the Order of St. Ladislau (Hungary). Katherine is married to Patrick Williams, and they have a daughter (a Guildford Cathedral girl chorister), Hannah.

Placeholder imageAngharad Rebholz teaches language arts and composition at the Harlem Academy, an independent day school for gifted children from underserved communities. She teaches music theory each summer at the Girl Chorister Course, which features a week-long intensive program emphasizing musicianship, music history, and close study of liturgical music.

She has sung in ensembles under the batons of David Hill, Masaaki Suzuki, and Simon Carrington, and has performed as a soloist while singing at Christ Church, New Haven. A proud alumna of the Girl Chorister Course, Angharad holds a BA in English literature from Yale University.

Placeholder imageEmma Barnaby first came to the Girl's Chorister Course as a fourteen-year-old in the summer of 2008 and never wanted to go home. She was a girl chorister for a number of years and has been a staff member since 2015. She oversees residential life, teaches music history, and hopes to make this week as wonderful as possible for every girl, as it always is for her.

Ms. Barnaby received a BA from the University of Toronto in 2016, where she studied music history and theory. She will begin doctoral work in historical musicology this fall and plans to study the music of Elizabethan England. She is currently enjoying a relaxing year at home in Vermont making bagel sandwiches, eating lots of kale, and playing with her puppy (pictured).

Placeholder imageLoraine Enlow holds a double-degree with highest honors from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) for viola performance and music theory. At the Conservatory she studied under Alan Fletcher and Marcus Thompson, and was a teaching assistant at the Conservatory for both keyboard harmony and music theory. While at NEC she studied at Harvard University with David Lewin and at MIT with David Epstein. Her graduate work was at the University of Chicago, where she was a Century Teaching Fellow in ethnomusicology, and also Visiting Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, where her work in Coptic liturgy earned her presentations at conferences worldwide. She has also done post-graduate study in early childhood music education at both the Catholic University of America and the Hartt School of Music, and has served as a national adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers. She is Music Associate for Children & Youth at St. James’ Church, Madison Avenue (NYC), and a member of the Board of Trustees for VOICE Charter School.

Placeholder imageJennifer Johnson, RN, has served in a variety of institutions in Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, including Phillips Academy, Andover, and Boston Children's Hospital. Her specialty in nursing is pediatrics. A lover of music and the liturgy of the church, she sings alto in her parish choir and plays the viola. Her son William attended the Choir School from 2004-2009. She lives with her music director husband, Mark and 12-year-old dog, Taz, in Washington, CT.