Our Sopranos

Our sopranos bring a beauty and sweetness to our music that we think will absolutely delight you. Please read on to learn about these talented musicians.

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Karen HarrisonKaren HarrisonMy name is Karen Harrison. I am from western Michigan and I currently live in North Scottsdale. I sing in this group because I thoroughly enjoy making a sound that is so much greater than the sum of all our voices! I have been singing in choirs for 10 years. I am a registered nurse by training. I enjoy landscaping, gardening, tennis, reading and movies. I have been involved with CES since January of 2015.

Camille BoyleCamille BoyleCamille Boyle graduated with a Masters in Music from the University of Utah. She has performed such roles as Pamina and the First Lady in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Sister Genivieve in Puccini’s Suor Angelica, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, and the Countess in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro. She has sung as a soloist with the Paradigm Orchestra, the America West Symphony, the Utah Philharmonia and was a guest artist for Friends of Music. She loves to sing! Camille loves the mood altering, adrenaline rush that performing, appreciating and attending live music brings.

She currently enjoys teaching privately, conducting the Wickenburg Community Chorus, and is an instructor at the Del Webb Performing Arts Camp Imagination. She lives in Wickenburg, does not own a horse or any western wear but, loves the rolling hills and breathing space that beautiful Wickenburg has to offer. She loves her amazing husband and four fantastic kids, also loves reading, hiking, and ice cream. Camille is very excited to be participating in her first season with CESingers.

Christy BattiatoChristy BattiatoBio coming!

Deboarah PeckDeborah PeckDeborah lives in Phoenix, with her husband and family. She's been singing since she was 8, and has been a musical conductor in Orthodox Churches around the country for over 20 years.

She sings second soprano.

Ina Laughing Winds MlekushIna Laughing Winds MlekushWhen I was about 9 years old, living in Burbank, California, I tried out for the Mickey Mouse Club Show. I had taken tap, ballet and acrobatics but no voice training. I insisted on singing Davy Crockett, rather poorly. Needless to say I did not make the cut. My family moved to Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California. In junior high school I started singing with my 4 string guitar on the seawall of Balboa Island where I was raised. I eventually graduated to a guitar singing 60’s folk music. I still have both of those instruments today, along with the family piano.

In Jr. College I took voice lessons both in school and privately. Many years later after leaving college, marrying and returning to collage as a single mom, I started attending Cal State Fullerton and a metaphysical church where once again I sang with my guitar for services, weddings and my son. He is 43 now and still remembers me singing to him.

Cal State Fullerton was my first Choir experience. I continued on with a master’s degree in psychology, as I could not support my son and I with a singing career.

At age 54, after many years of living in Arizona, and happily married, I had to sing and took private lessons for a few years to hone my vocal instrument. At the age of 65 I auditioned for the Arizona Music Fest Choir as a soprano and began my voice training again. One hundred strong, we performed Brahms Requiem and In Paradisum by Dan Forrest in 2013 with a full orchestra. It was magnificent. In 2014, as a Soprano 1, with 60-voice choir, we performed Leos Janacek’s Msa Glagolskaja with Anton Bruckner’s Psalm 150 with a full professional orchestra. Janacek was challenging. My father would be proud of me as he played trumpet in vaudeville and later in the San Fernando Valley symphony orchestra.

Singing energizes me at a soul spiritual level. I feel my heart open and my energy starts to fly. All things are possible in life when I sing. The classical music honed my skills but it is not the music I love to sing.

I discovered Carolyn Eynon Singers and auditioned this year. I was gratefully accepted and this is my first year singing this type of music.

By the way, I am also a competitive hand-gun shooter.

Jane ChaversJane ChaversI am just finishing my first year with CES. I attended a CES Christmas concert last year and knew this was a choir I was interested in singing with. I first sang in church choir in the third grade and never left. My degree is in music education from The Ohio State University (Carolyn, a Michigan grad, and I avoid that subject). I taught elementary music in Hilliard City Schools for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying some volunteering with The Foothills Caring Corp, helping with the elderly in the Cave Creek/Carefree area. I live in the North Scottsdale area east in horse country. I don’t own horses but enjoy having them around having grown up on a farm.

I have sung in choirs all my life. I enjoy all types of music having sung in the chorus of Opera Columbus to being a traveling balladeer on the 18th century American history circuit. A highpoint was singing at Colonial Williamsburg. I met my dear husband, Dane (a CES tenor) singing in a mixed ensemble in Columbus, Ohio very similar to CES, the Magpie Consort. Dane and I moved to Arizona from Columbus, Ohio in 2013. We are both native Ohioans born and raised and cheer on the Buckeyes and the Browns.

Judy BlaisdellJudy BlaisdellBio coming!

Lyndsey SmithLyndsey SmithBio coming!

Rebecca JohnstonRebecca JohnstonBio coming!

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