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Artistic Director

Artistic Director

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Sarah Frook Gallo began her work with the Virginia Choral Society in the 2015-16 season.

In addition to her work with the Virginia Choral Society, Mrs. Gallo conducts the Men’s Chorus at Christopher Newport University and the Women’s Chorus at the College of William & Mary. Currently, she is also a professional chorister with the Virginia Chorale, adjunct professor of ear training and group piano, and a collaborative pianist at various institutions.

In the course of her work as a conductor and educator, Mrs. Gallo has worked with groups of all ages and levels of ability. She has served as a voice professor at the University of Richmond, as a church musician, middle school teacher, professional soloist, and orchestral conductor. Her breadth of experience has provided her with opportunities to perform in Italy, Austria, Croatia, Slovenia, Russia, and Romania. Most recently, she served as Assistant Conductor to Dr. Lauren Fowler and conducted the CNU Chamber Singers in services at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and the Salzburg Dom.

Mrs. Gallo received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from the College of William & Mary and her Master of Music in Conducting from the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Her conducting teachers include William Weinert, Jamie Bartlett, Bradley Lubman, Simon Carrington, and Joseph Flummerfelt.