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The Spectrum Singers rehearse on Monday evenings 7:30 to 10:00 pm at the Belmont LDS Chapel off Route 2. Rehearsals for each season begin early September.

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P.O. Box 382325
Cambridge, MA 02238

Telephone: 617/492-8902



Board of Directors

Thomas A. Best, Chair

Jeffrey Tarter, Treasurer

Jane Farber, Clerk

John W. Ehrlich,
Music Director*^

Paul H. Arkema

Paul Dredge

Douglas N. Latham

David E. Meharry

Richard Scott

Kathryn L. Tighe

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The Spectrum Singers is funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Member of The Greater Boston Choral Consortium, a cooperative association of diverse choral groups in Boston and the surrounding areas.

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The People of the Spectrum Singers

From its beginnings, the Spectrum Singers has showcased amateur singers—gifted vocalists who willingly perform without pay. Today, people from all walks of life sing with The Spectrum Singers, many bringing to the chorus significant experience and skills as choral and solo vocal artists. As a result, the chorus has prospered artistically since 1980, and today is widely regarded as one of the finest choral ensembles in the region. In addition to its own concert series, which regularly offers offer works of great contrast and compelling resonances, the 40-voice chorus has been called upon by composers and other musical ensembles to collaborate in performances of significant choral works and in the concerts of other ensembles. Recent joint ventures have included appearances with the Cantata Singers, The Indian Hill Symphony Orchestra and Emmanuel Music and Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

The Spectrum Singers are admired for their nimble flexibility in performance of the entire choral spectrum. While known for the special skills its members bring to very demanding a cappella works, the chorus also wins praise for the rich and robust tone and virtuosity it brings to works accompanied by an orchestra or solo instrumentalists.



Maki Koto
Jill Fekete
Ilana Foss
Valerie Gibson
Laura Serafino Harbert
Leslie Horst
Tricia Kennedy
Carol McKeen
Anna Smith
Emilie Stuart
Kathi Tighe *
Ree-Ven Wang




Maija Alksnitis
Jenny Angel
Christine Bishop
Ashley Caval
Jane Farber
Hannah Ford
Sara Glidden *
Linda Ingram
Polly Marvin
Megan Otteson
Jane White




Thomas Best *
Paul Dredge
Ian Fox
Keith Ohmart
John Schumacher
Maurice Wong




John Bradshaw
Dan Epstein
Doug Latham
Seth Lloyd
David Meharry *
Richard Scott
Steve Solomon
Carter West


* section leader


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The Spectrum Singers
The Spectrum Singers

P.O. Box 382325
Cambridge MA, 02238-2325



John W. Ehrlich
John W. Ehrlich
Music Director

John W. Ehrlich, founder and music director of The Spectrum Singers, has been active as a singer and conductor in the Boston and Cambridge areas for more than thirty years. He is widely admired for his intriguing and adventuresome programming.

"From the beginning, it's been my goal to seek out and perform worthy, important music that is rarely heard," he says. "As our name suggests, we draw on the whole 'spectrum' of master works from the Renaissance to the present day."

Mr. Ehrlich studied music and conducting while attending the Hartt School of Music, Trinity College, and both Harvard and Boston Universities. His teachers were Robert Shaw, Gregg Smith, G. Wallace Woodworth, Vytautous Marijousius, Iva Dee Hiatt, and Margaret Hillis. Also a singer, Mr. Ehrlich has sung with the Hartford Chamber Choir, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Cambridge Society for Early Music, John Oliver Chorale, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Boston Baroque, and the Emmanuel Church Choir. For eight seasons he was music director of The Master Singers of Worcester.

This is Mr. Ehrlich’s 35th season as music director of The Spectrum Singers.

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