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What is the Magic Valley Chorale

The Magic Valley Chorale

The MAGIC VALLEY CHORALE had its inception as early as 1958 with a presentation of the Messiah under the sponsorship of the Twin Falls Music Club. Roger Vincent again directed “A Chorus of Magic Valley Singers” with Teala Bellini at the piano, in annual performances of the Messiah subsequently sponsored by the Magic Valley Council of Churches and the Twin Falls Ministerial Association.


In February of 1973 the Magic Valley Chorale was officially formed, and a board of nine directors was elected. Roger Vincent was President and directed the Chorale for its first five years. In 1978 the Chorale became associated with the College of Southern Idaho.


The Chorale is dedicated to the promotion of a wide variety of choral music, with two concerts of major choral literature yearly, first in the spring and then at Christmas.

CONDUCTOR   |   Gary Jones
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Gary came to the Magic Valley Chorale as a member in 2021, becoming the director in fall 2022.
He has directed a wide variety of choirs, including church choirs of every description imaginable, large community choruses, high school choirs, etc. He initiated two a cappella choirs that specialized in 16th and 20th century choral works. He also plays the piano, organ, and guitar and teaches private voice, guitar, piano, and bass lessons. Gary’s education in music: two undergraduate degrees in music from the U of Washington and a Master’s in conducting from the U of Denver Lamont School of Music. Besides music, Gary’s interests include gardening,
woodworking, cooking, traveling, being with family, hiking, and reading.
Gary: “I am thrilled to participate in the arts community in the Magic Valley and consider it a high honor to make beautiful music with the Chorale. I absolutely love living in south central
Idaho with my wife (Carolyn) and near our son and his family. I truly can’t think of a place on the planet I’d rather live.”

ACCOMPANIST  |   Pernecia Heinemann

Hello- I am Twin Falls native. I began violin lessons at the age of six and piano two years later. In my
family, there was emphasis on God, family, and hard work in school and music. The last seven years
prior to college, I studied piano with Margaret Vincent. I then attended the University of Idaho, where I
studied with Jay Mauchley and earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance. Since granduation, I
have been teaching piano and violin, and participated with varies music groups such as the symphony,
youth orchestra, summer municipal band, and several church groups.

Meet the Board Members
PRESIDENT  |  Alice Anderson

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SECRETARY  |  Susan Waters 

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TREASURER |  Helen Iverson

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BOARD MEMBER  |  Audrey Kinch

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BOARD MEMBER |  Sami Nelson

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BOARD MEMBER |  Donamarie Fournier

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BOARD MEMBER |  Nikki Armstrong

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