Laurie joined the Peace of Heart Choir in 2013. She has accumulated a number of careers over time -- lawyer, university prof, research consultant, mom -- but now enjoys making music, acting, writing bad poetry, and wandering around New York City when the spirit moves.
Steering Committee Co-Chair
Inspired by its mission, Gail joined POHC in 2013. She balances her singing, grant-writing, and co-chair miscellany for the Choir with a career in fundraising, a spouse, a son, and the occasional ultra-marathon. Gail enjoys the challenge of harmonizing as an Alto 2, which allows her to keep the dream of being a Motown backup singer alive.
Bass-Baritone Section Leader
Barry has been with the Peace of Heart choir since 1951, while Truman was in office. He is still waiting for the Choir to perform his favorite Music “3 B’s”: J.S. Bach, P.D.Q. Bach and Jerry Bock.
Tenor Section Leader
Wilfred has been a Choir member since 2005. He is frequently a soloist and is a songwriter as well. He also enjoys photography, computers, spending time with friends, and doing things he’s never done before.
Alto Section Leader
Alto Section Leader Lenore Manzella has been with the choir since 2014. Lenore started out in theater-particularly in comedies and musicals. She moved into the field of Creative Arts/ Dance/Movement Therapy where she worked in Outpatient programs as a group leader. These days she thoroughly enjoys teaching Exercise, Meditation and Tai Chi to Seniors. Now and again she forays into Cabaret, performing in group shows.
Soprano Section Leader
Nancy has been with the POHC for 2 years. From 1983 to 2005, Nancy, professionally known as Nancy Monroe, sang jazz, and is a recording artist [2 cds] with MJA Records. At present, she thoroughly enjoys teaching music to elementary school children.