The Hendersonville Chorale has been a part of the musical community in
Hendersonville since 1975. It is made up of 70-90 non-auditioned singers
with a wide range of age and skill levels who all share the love of singing.
They sing a wide diversity of music from classics to show tunes and pride
themselves on their friendly welcoming camraderie while working hard to bring
their best efforts to the Hendersonville community.
Timothy Shepard, Music Director
Mr. Shepard studied at Westminster Choir
College in Princeton, NJ, where he studied organ, choral music and sacred music
under Joseph Flummerfelt, Frauke Haasemann and John Kemp. He received a Masters
of Sacred Music in Choral Conducting from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He
has been the Director of Music at Churches in South Carolina, Georgia and
presently First United Methodist Church in Brevard. He is a past director of the
Atlanta Concert Ringers, an auditioned Community handbell group in the
metropolitan Atlanta area. Last season Mr. Shepard started the Blue Ridge Sacred
Chorale, an auditioned chorus that will perform concerts of excellent choral
music throughout the year. Mr. Shepard is a published composer and publisher. He
is the founder of AzaleaCircle.com, an internet music publishing company of
sacred music. Mr. Shepard lives in Mills River.
Steven Aldridge, Accompanist
Mr. Aldridge was
born and raised in Colonial Heights, Virginia. He persued his Bachelor of Music Education degree from James Madison University in
Harrisonburg, Virginia. Afterwards, he recieved his Master of Music degree concentrating in Paino Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University in
Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Aldridge has been teaching students and playing at various churches most of his adult life. As well as being the musical
director at church, he has also taken on other musical ventures such as community theatre. He has been the musical director for Peninsula
Community Theatre for such shows as "Guys & Dolls", "West Side Story", "Stop the World I Want to Get OFf", and "South Pacific". He also
helped in forming a group with 3 other piano instructors called "The Note-Able Four" who performed piano literature written for 2 pianos, 8 hands.
Mr. Aldridge has just recently moved to Hendersonville where he is the musical director for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.