Members/Staff

Director

Diane James

 

Diane has been conducting Choral Groups in the Bay Area since the year 2000, starting with the choir at the Center for Spiritual Living for two years.  She has been the Director of OCCC since September 2006 and the San Jose Peace Chorale since 2002.  Previous to beginning her career as a director, she sang in choirs all of her life.  Diane looks forward to many more years of conducting and directing beautiful, inspiring music for the enjoyment of a multitude of people.

Accompanist

Crista Alvey

 

Crista has been doing piano accompanying for 20 years. She spent 10 years as the piano accompanist and vocal coach of Broadway musicals at South Mountain High School. She has also accompanied for Corona del Sol High School, Mesa Community College, Ginni Alvey Music Studios, and the LDS Church. She holds degrees in Psychology and Desktop Publishing. She moved to San Jose from Tempe, Arizona in 2015 after being the Creative Director of Green Living magazine. She is enjoying playing piano and singing for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley and raising her son Kaiden.

Sopranos

Connie Beech

Donna Knippen

Laura Knoop

Diane Lechner

Sharon Levine

Susanne MacDougall

Mary Mc Cloy

Pat Miller

Sue O'Brien

Jeanne Rudy

​Sue Thomas

Sarah Valencia

Joanne Whitaker

Bobbie Wright

 

 

 

Altos

​​Bina Barnabas

Barbara Bird

Kathy Capello

Katrina Capello

Pamela Craig

Marilyn Crandall

Mary Ferenchak

Maria Gray

Jen Loftus

Pat Mayer

Kay Parkin

Janet Shull

Laura Stemmle

Nancy Tepperman

Sharys Wheeler

 

 

​​Tenors

​Jim Burris

Ray James

Don Mack

Kent Pelz

Ken Schieck

Sally Smith

Howard Thomas

Bill Wright

Phil Wysocki

Basses

Dale Crandall

Jim Delzer

​Paul Levine

David Shull

Al Whitaker

Director/Accompanist

Jeremy Harris

Jeremy has been working in the South Bay for more than 35 years as piano accompanist, vocal and musical director for community theaters, and vocal arranger and composer.  As part of his musical journey, he was Choir Director at Pioneer High School for ten years.  He graduated from the Indiana University School of Music and began his career as pianist and arranger for the U.S. Air Force Band.  Jeremy was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and worked in New York City before moving to California.  

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