The Rogue Valley Chorale was formed by a group of singers who wanted a place where they could create beautiful choral music together. They are lovingly referred to as the Founding Mothers and include Mary Kay Harmon, Kathy Gordon, Leslie Hall, Judy Cushing and Karen Foster. They approached Lynn Sjolund, who was teaching choral music in the Medford Schools. He did his best to play hard to get, but, as he tells the story, he had repertoire for the first concert planned before he left the meeting.
Spring Concert, April 4, 1974
The Chorale performed its second concert on April 4, 1974. The concert featured
Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s Lamentation of Jeremiah. Phillip Frohnmayer performed as guest soloist.