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.
Recently relocated to AZ, Soprano Sarah Costanzo joined CES in January, 2020. Singing is like breathing for Sarah. Her childhood idol was Shirley Temple. In second grade, she sang “The Candy Man” at her Communion party. By 6th grade, she had auditioned for her first community children’s chorus, the Cleveland Singing Angels, and dedicated herself to them through high school (no football games for Sarah). She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music from
Eastern Michigan University.
Sarah has lived in 6 cities and states across the US, and always makes finding a group to sing with a top priority of her moves. As a result, she has sung with world-famous orchestras; and in an African-American spiritual choir, women’s chorus, contemporary a capella, and church choirs. Some of Sarah’s favorite choral memories are singing at a
Cleveland Browns’ half time, performing “Casey at the Bat” (with Bob Costas as narrator), singing annually at Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC; performing the Mozart Requiem in Mexico City and Carnegie Hall; and creating magic in King Moravian’s Lessons and Carols & Easter morning services. Sarah is married to Christopher and has a beloved 10-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Jedi.
Heather Altrock was born in New Jersey, but grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. She went to Park Hill High School in Kansas City, and spent her high school years competing in district and state vocal music
competitions. She then attended Northwest Missouri State University for her undergraduate degree, and graduated with a BA in English and a minor in Psychology. She has had careers in both the publishing, and in the mental health fields. Besides that, she spent ten years of her life performing in musical theatre and in all types of choirs.
She moved to Arizona over 22 years ago, to live closer to her mother. Most of the remainder of her family has since passed on, or are living in other states. In addition to working full-time, she is now in her first year of being a member of the Carolyn Eynon Singers. Since it had been 30 years since she had been in a choir, she now finds herself having to relearnmany things. She feels this to be a good, and enjoyable, challenge.
Being a member of CES has motivated her to sing more often, and she is enjoying that most of all.
Ashley Maffuccio is a dramatic soprano from Chandler. She graduated from The University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Studies. During her time at UNCO, she worked as an opera chorus member with Europa Classica in Bad Schwalbach, Germany.
She currently works as a music teacher for Wilson School District. She also writes for Modern Singer Magazine, and serves as a volunteer broadcaster for “In Tune with Music” for Sun Productions. Ashley was once a first place recipient in the classical division of Artists of Promise. She has coached with opera director John Sikora, as well as with Kristin
Roach in San Antonio, and now works with Henri Venanzi. She is also a student of Mary Sue Hyatt. Ashley is a soloist and member of the Chorale and recently became a member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church in Carefree, AZ. And, as a member of the Carolyn Eynon Singers, she has had the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall.
This is Cleveland-born concert and recording artist Eileen Mager’s fourth season with CE Singers. She made her debut as a recitalist in Chicago, and has been performing in Arizona for more than 30 years. She has appeared as featured soloist with the Four Seasons Orchestra, the MusicaNova Orchestra, and the Harp Consortium, as well as with many
Valley choral groups and at Valley churches. Eileen was the Artistic Director for several Arizona Vivaldi Festivals, and a featured performer in many Festival concerts. She is a recipient of Art Renaissance Initiative’s “Artist of the Decade” Medici Award.
Her repertoire includes everything from opera to jazz, Broadway to folk, and classical religious works to spirituals and gospel. She has performed works of more than 90 composers, and has sung in 17 languages. Her seven CDs have won her an enthusiastic following among audiences and reviewers alike. She also has a considerable background as an actress in plays, musicals, and operas.
While all this was going on, Eileen also has had a long career in the business world as a consultant in training and human performance improvement, creating workshops, and teaching a broad spectrum of people.
Yvonne, a Second Soprano, loved to sing in the church choir and high school musicals in her younger days. She studied voice as an elective course for a year in college, but soon the demands of nursing school took over. As a result, for far too many years, her musical adventures were limited to singing loudly in the shower, or even more loudly and enthusiastically, at church.
That all changed when she joined CES two seasons ago. She enjoys most singing ballads from the '30s and '40s, such as those by Hoagie Carmichael and the Gershwin brothers, as well as the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. She also enjoys the challenge of learning the master works selected by Carolyn Eynon. When not singing, she is a busy Healthcare Risk Manager, and an even busier single mom of two beautiful girls.
Soprano Linda Moser grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, which gave her many opportunities to perform, starting at about age 12. Young America, San Francisco Opera, and ballads with guitar in the coffee houses in North Beach!
Living in Arizona has also offered great adventures with Arizona Opera, Phoenix Symphony, many churches, temples, and synagogues — so many amazing, talented musicians! She also loves traveling to far-away places to sing. For example: Montreal World’s Fair, Washington, DC, New York's Carnegie Hall, London's Royal Albert Hall, Notre Dame-Paris,
Great Pyramid of Giza, Mount Sinai, Firenze, Venice, Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, and Budapest. This is her second season with CES. When she is not singing, she is involved with her other passions: Vibrational Healing, Medical Intuitive, and Hawaiian Kahuna Massage. She's an herbalist and a counselor ... and a ghost buster!