from Sunset to Sunrise

Live the Story ∞ Experience the Passion

Amy Solberg
Artistic Director
Amy Solberg, Artistic Director of Cantare Houston, has been the director of the Bellaire Choirs since 2005. Under her direction the choirs have received sweepstakes at UIL competitions, numerous awards at festivals in New York City, San Antonio, Disney World, Dallas, and Chicago. In 2010 the Chorale Women were selected to perform at the Texas Music Educators’ Association convention and this spring the choirs performed in Lincoln Center. The Bellaire Concert Chorale has performed in the Houston Chamber Choir Hear the Future concert and for invitational concerts at the University of Houston and Houston Baptist University. Prior to working at Bellaire she taught high school choir, piano, jazz band, and guitar in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Ms. Solberg holds a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and choral education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where she was a member of the world-renowned Concordia Choir under Rene Clausen.
Shannon Hesse, pianist
Eric Avera
Eric Avera, a founding member of Cantare, teaches physics and chairs the advisory program at Episcopal High School. Eric’s other creative pursuits include deejaying at home, nature photography, and writing poetry and fiction.
Shannon Hesse, pianist, spends her days teaching at St. Stephen's Episcopal School and Texas Southern University, and thus has the opportunity to influence future generations of Cantare singers and concertgoers. She spend her evenings with her husband, Houston Symphony cellist Anthony Kitai, and her darling children, who enjoy adding percussion sounds to her piano practicing.
Fredy Bonilla
Fredy Bonilla, baritone and Cantare's social media maverick, is in his third year as a choir director at Kerr High School in Alief ISD. He earned a BM in Music Education at the University of Houston, has sung in different church choirs and professional ensembles in the Houston area, and is looking forward to an amazing season in Cantare. 

Bethany Baxter

Camille Emig
Camille Emig, soprano, has enjoyed singing with Cantare for over 10 years as well as performing with numerous other choral groups in the Houston area, including Bach Society Houston and Sola Stella. She currently works as a project manager in the Oil & Gas industry and as a staff singer with the Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church choir. 

Francisco Espinoza

Ryan Frenk

Cynthia Holman
Cynthia Holman is a professional singer based in the Houston area. She is currently working towards her Master of Library Science degree from the University of North Texas.
Angela Lin
Angela Lin is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and current Head Choir Director at Sam Rayburn High school in Pasadena, TX where she's been working for 4 years. In addition to working with high school students, she conducts her church's children's choir and is excited to be singing with Cantare in her first year.
Christine Mahaffey
Christine Mahaffey, Mezzo-Soprano, is a professional singer who works with several choirs around town and also works at Barnes & Noble. Ms. Mahaffey is a proud nerd, knitter, and seamstress.
Jeryn Woodard Mayer
Jeryn Woodard Mayer is an art history teacher and mom of two sweet boys. She has performed with professional and collegiate choirs in Arkansas, Virginia, and Texas over the last two decades.
Matthew Mazzola
Matthew Mazzola is in his first year as an elementary music teacher at Crippen Elementary in New Caney ISD. He graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor is Music Education.
Randy Murrow
Randy Murrow directs the St. Cecilia Women's Choir at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, where he also serves as Associate Director of the Bridges Academy of Fine Arts. In his spare time, Randy enjoys photography and exploring the outdoors with his dog Oscar.

Saleel Menon

Christin Reinartz
Christin Reinartz, shares both a love of teaching and stage performance. She was recently featured as the soloist for Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night and Luminous Night of the Soul CD recording with Cantare. She is the Head Choir Director position at Obra D. Tompkins High School. When not singing or teaching, she trains as a ballroom dance competitor in both the Country Western and West Coast Swing circuits. 
Kari Perkins
Kari Perkins, alto, is Cantare’s Executive Director, and has sung with the group since Season Two. She is also a staff singer at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church and a member of the professional choir at Congregation Emanu El.
Hannah Grace Roberts
Hannah Roberts, soprano, is making her debut with Cantare this season. She is recent a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she received her Masters Degree in Voice Performance and Literature. Shortly a fter moving to Houston, Hannah was awarded the Encouragement Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. 

David San Miguel

Valerie Serice
Valerie Serice has sung with Cantare since 2007. She is a cantor at St. Michael Catholic Church, a member of the professional choir at Congregation Emanu El, and President of Select Search Consultants, LP, a recruiting firm located in Houston's Galleria area. 
Evan Shoemaker
Evan Shoemaker is in his fourth year as the Assistant Choir Director at Labay Middle School in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. As well as being a choir director and singer in Cantare, he enjoys singing in his church group at First Presbyterian Church.
Emily Tallant
Emily Tallant has enjoyed singing with Cantare since 2004.  In her spare time, she plays flute & piccolo in the orchestra at Houston's First Baptist Church & is a work-from-home mommy & Mary Kay Consultant.
Alberto Tercero
Eduardo Alberto Tercero is a local singer/actor that performs with various organizations in the Houston area. He is excited to be returningCantare this season.
Jeremy Yang

Daphne Wu

Jeremy is a Houston native who is in his third year of medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Other than music, he loves playing volleyball, board games, and chilling with friends in his free time.