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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 for the former San Jose Peace Chorale.  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.  She is the founder of the "For Love " concert which supports Next Door Solutions for Domestic Violence

Sopranos

Connie Beech

Shannon Hemphill

Donna Knippen

Cecile Lampton

Diane Lechner

Sharon Levine

Rayna Lumbard

Susanne MacDougall

Mary Mc Cloy

Julie Moylan

Valerie Nilson

Sue O'Brien

Shelly Sullivan

​Sue Thomas

Gale West

Joanne Whitaker

Bobbie Wright

Altos

Candy Bourdet

Kathy Cappello

Marilyn Crandall

Carol Gerwitz

Maria Gray

Carol Gustaveson

Jennifer Loftus

Katrina Meza

Jean Misko

Glenda Rasmussen

Karin Russell

Veronica Soliz

Eloina Villegas

Suzanne Voisin

Verna Wong

 

​​Tenors

​Jim Burris

Stan Goldring

Fran Laplante

Ken Schieck

Sally Smith

Howard Thomas

Bill Wright

Basses

Bill Cowden

Dale Crandall

Louis Diodoro

Paul Levine

Mike Murdock

John Russell

David Shull

Accompanist

Crista Alvey

 

Crista has been doing piano accompanying for 20-plus years. She spent 10 years as the piano accompanist and vocal coach of Broadway musicals at South Mountain High School. She has also accompanied 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.

Accompanist

Glenda Rasmussen

Born and raised  in Sacramento, CA At the age of 7, I was given a toy piano for Christmas.  For my first birthday the following year, my grandfather gave me a Wurlitzer piano, which  I still have, and began taking lessons. My musical lessons continued through high school and into adulthood. I attended college and eventually moved to San Jose, where I worked in the semiconductor field as Admin. Assistant to the CEO and five VPs for a number of years and then another 33 years in Moreland School District.  I also own"Let's Talk Dolls", a doll and collectable shop run as a home-based business.  I am currently employed by the Diocese of San Jose as a Liturgical Minister and play for and direct two church choirs.  I was married to Ralph, now deceased, for 47 years and we had 6 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grand-daughter.

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