Columbus Chamber Singers was founded in 1988 as a small, all volunteer, mixed chorus, performing a varied repertoire of classical, sacred, secular, and popular music. Our concert season usually consists of formal concerts that are free to the public, along with community service engagements at public libraries, and retirement homes. We have performed with the Columbus Metropolitan Orchestra, the Upper Arlington Civic Orchestra, the Brass Band of Columbus, and the Gay Men’s Chorus. In 2001, we participated in the Innsbruck International Choral Festival in Austria. During the summer of 2003, we traveled to Italy, where we performed concerts in Rome, Florence, and Venice. We also participated in a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

For our 20th anniversary season, we performed at the historic Southern Theatre in Downtown Columbus on May 10, 2008, with over 400 people in attendance. Our website banner is a snapshot of a rehearsal at the Southern Theatre.

Director — Anne Hurst Todt

Anne Hurst Todt teaches voice at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music’s College-Preparatory Division. She also teaches private piano lessons through Piano Lessons in Your Home. She has directed and been a soloist with several area church choirs. She is currently singing at Broad Street Presbyterian Church in Columbus. Ms. Todt has sung with Cantari, the Lancaster Chorale, and the Columbus Bach Ensemble. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University and a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College- Conservatory of Music.

Accompanist — Diane Slagle

Diane Slagle is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. She is the accompanist for Wittenberg University and is a private piano instructor in London, Ohio.

Our Base of Operations

We gratefully acknowledge Ascension Lutheran Church for their provision of our economical rehearsal space. We couldn’t do what we do without their generous, ongoing support.