Mary has been involved with the Newtown Choral Society since 1987 as a member and treasurer and as Director since 1998. Mary has her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a CPA. In 1998 she earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Western Connecticut State University. She taught voice and piano, directed a church choir and performed in a number of recitals. While Mary is back to working in Finance, currently as the metro regional controller for BBU, she is happy to be able to continue her involvement in music and the Newtown Choral Society. Mary lives in Sandy Hook with her three children.
Susan Anthony-Klein, Accompanist
Susan has been the music director at Salem Covenant Church in Washington, CT for almost 25 years. She conducts and plays for the choir as well as leading the music for services. Susan was the accompanist for The St. Cecelia Chorus in New York City under the direction of David Randolph. She performed with that group at Carnegie Hall for five years, a total of seven performances. In 1987 she toured with the Norman Luboff Choir and the Robert deCormier Singers throughout the US and Canada. As a staff accompanist for Western Connecticut State University, she accompanies many students in recitals in the Danbury area. Susan lives in Brookfield with her husband and twin 18-year old boys. Any spare time is spent on her favorite hobby: making dollhouse furniture and accessories, including miniature Adirondack chairs for the tops of wedding cakes. Her work is available at: www.susanaklein.etsy.com