Pueblo Children's Chorale

2020 - 2021 25th Season!

PUEBLO CHILDREN'S CHORALE STAFF
Zachary Friberg, Music Director

 

 Zachary graduated "Summa Cum Laude" from CSU-Pueblo with his BA in Music Performance (Vocal emphasis). While at CSU-Pueblo, he had the privilege of studying under Barbara Beck as well as performing with all three of the CSU-Pueblo choirs. Zachary participated in the Pueblo City Schools/Pueblo Parks & Rec. Summer Musical program throughout High School and College, and played several leading roles in shows such as Disney's "Beauty & the Beast", "The Music Man", and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat".

In addition to the Summer Musical, Zachary has been involved with Musical Community Production's annual Christmas musical by serving on the Board of directors and performing in the cast.

 In addition to his work with the Chorale, Zachary serves as the Curator of Learning at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center where he runs the Buell Children’s Museum, and the various School of Arts programs, camps, and classes.



Lori Judkins, Accompanist

Lori is a veteran of the USN where she served as a court reporter for 3 years, and has resided in Pueblo since 1980. She is the mother of 3 grown children…John (Eevin), Joseph, and Janae (a former Children’s Chorale member).

 

Professional, church, and civic activities have included the following: Full-time staff accompanist @ South High School for 6 choirs (9 years) during which time concert tours included York, London, and New York twice (Carnegie Hall); Part-time staff accompanist at Central High School for 3 years; Accompanist for the  Roberta Arwood Voice Studio; Substitute teacher for District #60; Private teacher of piano/voice; Church pianist/organist for 25+ years; Sunday school teacher, Children’s choir leader; Active membership in the Pueblo Choral Society since 1993 including positionsas President, Artistic Committee Chair, Ensemble Committee Chair, and featured soloist in such works as Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Magnificat, and Gilbert & Sullivan's Mikado; Accompanist for the Pueblo Children’s Chorale; Accompanist for All-City High School Honor Choir.

Lori holds a BA in Music Education from CSU-Pueblo, and is currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at Christ the King Parish in Belmont. She has also served in this same capacity at the Shrine of St. Therese.

 

Besides music, her hobbies and special interests include sewing, crafts, nutrition, exercise.....and being a  grandma to her 2 beautiful grandchildren!

 

Christina Anderson, Executive Director

Christina is currently in her 15th year as Executive Director for the Chorale. She is one of the Chorale's co-founders and held the position of President of the board from 1996-2003.

Christina is a 1989 gold cord graduate of Centennial High School in Pueblo. While she was at Centennial she was a member of the choral program, under the direction of Ken Butcher. During her senior year she began studying through Associated Schools, Inc. in Miami, Florida to become a flight attendant in the airline industry. When she married her husband, Mark, in 1991 her career path changed and she focused on music. Working for Eastern Onion Singing Telegrams out of Denver, Colorado for 5 years was one of the highlights of her career. She appeared on many television programs, and sang for the first passengers to arrive at the DIA airport in 1994. When her son, Dane, was born in 1994 her career path shifted again to focusing on children. Between 1995 to 2002 she taught music education at 2 Pueblo Christian schools, and was involved in getting the Pueblo Children’s Chorale started in 1996.

Christina has been involved in many Pueblo organizations through the years including the Pueblo Choral Society, Pueblo Performing Arts Guild, Miss Teen/Jr. Teen Pueblo, and Miss Pueblo pageants. She truly enjoys being involved in her community and supporting Pueblo’s youth. She also started Upon A Star Singing Telegrams & Entertainers in October of 2010. The group features many Chorale alumni...from high school to adults. The group performed in Disneyland in 2012 and 2013.

Her love for children and the music that they make week after week is what inspires her to continue her work with the Chorale. She loves how far the Chorale has come in the last 23 seasons and the accomplishments that have been made. She looks forward to watching the Chorale grow through the years and seeing graduates from the Chorale go on to do great things in their musical career.

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