Board Members

Debbie BranomPresident, Debbie Branom

Debbie joined Taos Community Chorus in the fall of 2015. Growing up, Debbie spent many years in church and school choirs, as well as school bands and orchestras, and studied piano and flute (both of which she still plays).  Now that she’s retired from practicing law and living full time in Taos, Debbie enjoys being involved in various music, art and other indoor and outdoor activities in and around Taos.

Jane Ayles-AltoVice President, Jane Ayles
Jane is thrilled to be part of the Taos Community Chorus and has been an avid member for 3 years. Apart from enjoying performing with this group, Jane also directs and acts in the local theatre, last seen directing “The Cemetery Club” for Taos Onstage in the spring. She is currently assistant directing the play “Bus Stop” opening this fall at Metta Theatre. When not treading the boards, Jane is busy working as a vet tech, baking, walking her own and other people’s dogs, and hosting at Doc Martin’s restaurant.
Secretary Suzannah Walker

Suzannah Walker came to Taos two and a half years ago after falling in love with the town.  She joined the TCC as a soprano and has been singing with them for two years.  Previously, she sang soprano with the Voices of Naples in Naples, Florida.  She also studied piano for twelve years in her youth.

 Treasurer, Randy Thorne

Randy recently retired from Taos Pueblo Day School. She has published educational materials through Scholastic and the Monkey Sisters Publishing Companies. She has created costumes under the title of costume mistress with Taos Children’s Theater for over 25 years and will hopefully continue for 25 more. Musically, Randy has been involved with church and school choirs since elementary school and toured the Pacific Command performing with the USO during the Vietnam War.

 

Jim Ludden at Fremont Abbey 2015At Large, Jim Ludden

Jim has been singing in choirs and chamber groups for six decades and built pipe organs for five years. A self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, for money he was employed as system analyst and data architect.

 

Bob Krongaard
At Large, Bob Krongaard

Bob moved to the Taos area in 1969 and has been active in business and the community for many of those years.  Encouraged to try out for “Fiddler” in 1978, he wound up with a lead role and his only stage and singing experience until joining Taos Community chorus, four years ago or so . Bob Draper mentored him back in’78 and is still a positive force with his ongoing singing in the chorus.
He loves the music, his fellow choristers and the opportunity to explore music and his voice, even though he waited until becoming a certifiable Taos viejito.

At Large, Kate Harris
At Large, Lee Stuart
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