The Island Singers
About Us and

Membership

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide quality choral musical programs of a diverse make-up and broad appeal to Ocean County areas. We will continue to reach out to the underserved constituencies and strive to enliven their spirit. We will keep alive some of the great musical heritage of the past, while delivering current selections. 

Our Philosophy
Our philosophy is to use the art of music to foster a sense of community, and family to our participants and audiences. With pride we are the longest-standing, professionally directed and accompanied volunteer community chorus in Ocean County.

The Island Singers

Board Members:
Nicky Sluker - President
Allison Martin - Vice President
Charlotte Dunphy - Treasurer
Mary O'Rourke - Secretary
Ed Kropinack - Music Librarian
Holly Kropinack - Membership
Charlotte Nardone - Program Coordinator
Stanley Bishop, Dave Corbitt & Leah Vitale - Publicity
Beverly Carter - Member-at-Large

Soprano:
Beverly Carter, Barbara Corrigan, Helen Crawford, Charlotte Dunphy,  Wilma Errickson, Linda Kay, Holly Kropinack, Katherine Long, Alison Martin, Patti Mathis, Karen McCutcheon, Mary O'Rourke, Bea Solomon, Nicky Sluker, Kathryn Steppacher, Janet Tartanella.

Alto:
Barbara Bell, Laura Bianco, Sandra Bishop, Barbara Emberson, Rosemary Davis, June Klein, Charlotte Nardone, Diane Robinson, Carol Shaw,  Leah Vitale, Valerie Tiase, Barbara Wolansky.

Tenor:
Stanley Bishop, Booba Miller, Angela Partridge, 
Helene Phillips, Barbara Smith, Cliff Valentine.

Bass:
Dave Corbitt, Kenn Kerr, Henry Konat, Ed Kropinak, Fred Mangino, Chuck Peterson, C. Paul Strockbine, Michael Vitale.

Biographies
Polly Moore, Director
Polly Moore attended Westminster Choir College and Ocean County College, and received her Bachelor's Degree from Georgian Court College.  She has directed church choirs in the area since 1973 and also directed the Pleasant Gardens Chorale for four years. She sang with the New Jersey Chamber Singers since their inception in 1978.  She is currently the Music Director at Christ Church in Toms River, Choral Director at Harrogate Assisted Living in Lakewood and teaches voice in the Ocean County Area.  She has directed the Island Singers since 1986.

Bernice Kephart, Accompanist
Bernice Kephart joined the group in 2013. Ms. Kephart studied piano in New York and won the Griffith Music Foundation's Young Artist Auditions.  She was the accompanist and assistant choral director of the Garden State Philharmonic Chorus for 27 years and has performed with the Orchestra.  Ms. Kephart was the music director and organist for the Church of St. Pio in Lavallette, New Jersey.  She is an Associate Dean of the Ocean County American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is the Ocean County representative for the Trenton Chapter of the National Pastoral Musicians.  She has completed several conducting courses at Westminster Choir College.

The Island Singers, an Ocean County community chorus, was founded in 1972 for the purpose of presenting quality choral concerts of secular and sacred music to New Jersey audiences.  Members come from a 30 mile radius of all age groups and walks of life. For more information on joining or booking Island Singers, please call Polly Moore at (732) 859-4197

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