Julie Rains Kangas

Julie Rains Kangas is a freelance soloist and choral conductor in the Pacific Northwest. She has performed with several professional and community ensembles such as Opus 7, The Tudor Choir, and Northwest Repertory singers. She has also recorded with Opus 7.

Julie earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Vocal Performance and her Masters in Music Education from Boston University. She studied choral conducting with Rod Eichenberger and Richard Sparks and voice with Charles Peterson, Marianne Weltmann, Mira Frohnmayer and Barbara Poulshock.

Lisa Cardwell Pontén

Lisa Cardwell Pontén is an experienced soloist in the Northwest, performing with professional and community ensembles in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and Vancouver, British Columbia. Lisa has appeared as soloist with Ensemble Alcatraz of San Francisco as well as many Seattle-based groups such as The Versailles Ensemble, Circa 1600, Seattle Choral Company, St. Mark's Compline Choir and City Cantabile Choir.

She has recorded on the Musical Heritage and Focus labels and also for radio and film; and has recently completed a CD with Opus 7.

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