Who We Are
We're here, we're queer, and we love to sing. We come from different musical backgrounds: folk, classical, musical theater. Some of us are professional singers, some of us have different professions: science, technology, advocacy, administrative support, academia, activism.
Kelvyn Koning, Interim Director
Kelvyn Koning hails from the rinky-dink metropolis of McBain, MI. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and has been commissioned to write pieces for his alma mater as well as for Zeeland High School and Batesville High School. He has acted as a staff accompanist at Calvin College and Aquinas College and has worked as a pianist with several churches, choirs, theaters, and music students. He has sung as a choral member and countertenor soloist with the Calvin Alumni Choir and the Choral Scholars, and is now a member of the Boston Conservatory Conductor's Choir as well as Boston Quorum, where he serves as male soprano and accompanist. Kelvyn is currently the Director of Music at First Baptist Church of Melrose and has extensive experience in leading and planning church music. He also teaches piano and voice lessons and works as a freelance performer. He completed a songwriting and performance program at the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN and now attends the Boston Conservatory, where he is pursuing his Master of Music in Composition.
Lorraine Fitzmaurice, Founder
Lorraine Fitzmaurice is a proud native of Billerica, Massachusetts. She started singing and conducting while studying at Cornell University, forming the Cornell Schola Cantorum in order to explore and share her love of Gregorian chant and medieval polyphony. After receiving her B.A. in Music, she moved to Switzerland to pursue further study. Lorraine received a M.A. in Sacred Music from the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in 2016, writing her thesis as a liturgical guide to singing Hildegard von Bingen's music in the post-Vatican II Mass. While in Zürich, she conducted the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz in a performance of Brahm's Begräbnisgesang and Schicksalslied, sang in some of the city's top performing ensembles, and directed the Männerchor Herrliberg. Since returning home to Boston, Lorraine has enjoyed singing in the Christ Church Evensong Choir and at St. Adelaide's Church in Peabody. In spring of 2017, she conducted the MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players in their production of Yeomen of the Guard, and in summer of 2017, she conducted the children's choir of the Kithara Project, an initiative to provide musical education to under-served youth in Allston and the surrounding area. She currently conducts the Voices of Experience, a choir of senior citizens at Lasell Village in Newton, specializing in semi-staged productions of classic musicals. In summer of 2017, she founded Quorum Boston, and this fall became the first conductor of the Longwood Chorus, a group made up of local medical professionals. In fall of 2017, Lorraine was made Conducting intern of Capella Clausura, a professional vocal ensemble specializing in music by female composers.