Saint Anne Church has an outstanding tradition of music for Catholic worship. It is one of the only churches in the Diocese of Rochester which offers a Solemn Gregorian Latin Chant Mass on Sundays at 11:00. The Saint Anne Choir is a superb ensemble made up of professionals and nonprofessionals whose unique blend and musicality enhance worship to its highest level. Their repertoire ranges from the intricate works of Palestrina, Gibbons, and Farrant to the haunting anthems of John Rutter, Healy Willan and Ralph Vaughn Williams.
New members are always welcome. Please contact Teresa Ringholz at email@example.com
Director of Music – Teresa Ringholz, a native of Rochester, received her Bachelor and Master degrees in Vocal Performance at the Eastman School of Music; was winner of the first Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition; debuted at Lincoln Center and placed first in the Toulouse and Barcelona International Vocal Competitions; all by the age of 24. Shortly thereafter, she was hired as principle soprano soloist at the Cologne Opera in Germany where she lived for over 20 years.
As a freelance artist, she performed in many major cultural centers: Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Zurich, Tel Aviv and Perth. She worked with major conductors such as Sir John Pritchard, James Levine, James Conlon and Mstislav Rostropovich. She was also a frequent guest of the radio orchestras of Cologne, Hamburg Stuttgart, Torino and the BBC, starred in two European live opera televised broadcasts and recorded on the SONY, ARABESQUE, and NAXOS labels.
She had a private voice studio in Cologne for 15 years and gave Master Classes in Mauritius, Bogotá, Augsburg, Aachen and Landshut. She returned to the United States in 2006 and was appointed Professor of Voice at Roberts Wesleyan College. Recently she became Music Director at Saint Anne Church where she fulfills her wish to share all her musical knowledge and talent through music ministry.