The Loveland Choral Society, a Colorado Non-Profit Organization, whose purpose as a community performing arts group, is to learn, sing and perform a diverse repertoire of choral music, with accompaniment ranging from show band to symphony orchestra, encouraging member involvement in all aspects, raising the bar for community theater to semi-professional level.
LCS gives back to the community, not only through its entertaining, educational presentations of musical history, but also through benefit concerts, donating a portion of ticket sales, community outreach recitals and volunteer activities. In the process of creating quality musical, theatrical, and dance programs for our audiences at Loveland's historic Rialto Theater Center, we celebrate together our love of music, community and friendship.
A bit of history...
Initially, the group was known as Loveland Community Choir, Inc., and on February 22, 1978 Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Colorado Secretary of State. Tax-exempt status was granted by the IRS in September, 1984. The oldest bylaws on record appear to have been drawn up in February, 1983 for Loveland Community Choir, Inc. dba Loveland Choral Society. In 1998, the bylaws were revised stating that the organization was officially known as the Loveland Choral Society. In 2018, Loveland Choral Society celebrated the 40th Anniversary of being Loveland's only non-profit community choir.
After over 30 years as artistic and musical director, Cliff Schultz retired at the end of our 2022-2023 season. We are excited to welcome our new director Mike Robertson to the podium as we begin our 2023-2024 season "A Change in Direction."
Mike Robertson was named as Artistic Director of Loveland Choral Society in 2023 and first started singing with the Loveland Choral Society after moving to Loveland in 1999. He credits many influences to his background in music, having sung in Wyoming All-State choirs, festivals, and musical theater productions. He began his formal study of music at Ricks College in Rexburg, ID and spent summers in Jackson Hole honing his performance and presentation skills. He has a degree in Music Education from the University of Wyoming and has taught music in Loveland schools for the past 23 years.
Aviva first joined LCS more than 20 years ago in Cruisin’ thru the ‘50s. Over the years, Aviva has choreographed, directed, written script, and performed with LCS. She loves every minute of it and constantly reminds the cast, “We’re not doing this for fame or fortune so we better have fun!” The camaraderie of the members brings a level of energy to the performances that travels across the stage and pours into the audience. Aviva is recognized as a published author and parenting expert with degrees in adolescent behavior and educational psychology. She spends her days teaching at risk youth and uses music and her own over-the-top energy to engage her students.
Accompanist: Rachel Carlson
Rachel grew up on a Kansas farm, received her degree in Music Education from Kansas State University, and taught choral music in Kansas for thirteen years. While teaching, she earned a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Wichita State University. In 1997, Rachel left public school teaching to earn a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University. Since 1999, she and her husband have lived in Loveland, Colorado, where Rachel has been a collaborative pianist at UNC, Greeley. In 2010, Rachel was named Pianist of the Year at the West Central Regionals of NATS, held in Colorado. She has been with Loveland Choral Society since 2017 and is enjoying being part of the Loveland musical community.
Director Emeritus: Cliff Schultz
Cliff Schultz began his tenure as artistic and musical director of Loveland Choral Society in the fall of 1991. Under his leadership and vision LCS thrilled tens of thousands with over 80 productions and more than 250 performances. Cliff retired from LCS at the end of our successful 2022-2023 season.
Cliff graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska, and completed his Master of Music degree at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. His extensive forty-plus years of choral conducting experience includes church choirs, mass choirs, children's and youth choruses, select vocal groups, orchestral ensembles and Loveland Choral Society. An accomplished tenor, Cliff has performed in several community musical theater productions, been a featured soloist with local and national choral ensembles and is a professional voice instructor.
Cliff offers his heartfelt thanks to the dedicated audiences and patrons of Loveland Choral Society for supporting and appreciating LCS as a vibrant voice for the performing arts in our community.
Board of Directors
The board meets monthly and all board meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeremy joined Loveland Choral Society in 1991 when his father was appointed Artistic Director. Other than when he attended college and the season his daughter was born, he has been a member ever since. Jeremy is passionate about supporting LCS as it strives to provide a great experience for audiences and choir members. He has served on the Board both as a Director at Large and now as President. Jeremy has worked in various corporate roles that include components of project management, strategic planning, and operational and budgetary oversight.
Kathy has been a member of Loveland Choral Society since 1993, and has served on the Board of Directors for most of those years. She is currently the Board Secretary, and is involved in many of the behind-the-scenes activities that keep LCS going. Kathy is also an active member of the chorus and loves singing alto with the group. She has a great appreciation for the many life-long friends she has made in LCS, including her husband, Bob, and for the chance to be part of the fabulously entertaining shows that LCS is famous for presenting. Kathy recently retired as a legal assistant and is enjoying the retired life to the fullest.
Erica joined Loveland Choral Society in 2009 and the Board in 2012. She was thrilled to find a place to sing outside her car and shower. Erica loves to have the opportunity to sing so many different styles of music and to get to dance a little too. Her favorite solo performances include “Honey Bun” (South Pacific), “What I Did For Love” (A Chorus Line) and “Let It Go” (Frozen). Erica has a degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA and has spent over 20 years in the high tech industry as a financial, engineering, and operations program manager. She also owns and operates a bookkeeping and financial services firm.
Director at Large (Social Media): Amanda Henderson
Amanda began singing as a small child, and has always had a great love of music. She joined LCS in 2003, and found it to be a great outlet for singing, as well as a community. As a member of the board, Amanda hopes to give back to LCS. Using her sparse spare time, she provides social media information and promotion for the organization. She is currently a student of Aerospace Engineering at Colorado State University and an advanced motorcycle riding coach.
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