The Spectrum Singers were founded in the fall of 2010 as an auditioned mixed adult choir, born from a desire to work with past students and give them another opportunity to sing challenging choral music . The goal of the Spectrum Singers for founder and Director Kim Kleineberg was to form an adult group of dedicated, talented, and hard-working singers of all ages who were willing to explore and challenge themselves musically. As the choir has grown over the years in skill and size the members of the Spectrum Singers continue to set the bar high for themselves. Not only do the Spectrum Singers tackle a spectrum of musical styles in a variety of languages they also memorize their entire repertoire, offering audiences the added value of faces to watch and enjoy.
The Spectrum Singers represent and could be the poster-adults for why singing belongs to everyone who wants it in their life. Spanning a broad range of ages and careers the group is represented by teachers, doctors, students, physiotherapists, published authors, brick layers, retails salespeople, life guards, nurses, air traffic controllers, and policemen just to name a few. They have all come together through their mutual love of singing.
The Spectrum Singers have enjoyed a few very exciting milestones since the choir's inception the biggest of which was being invited last year to sing at Carnegie Hall. They participated in a mass choir of 270 voices with a full orchestra, performing the New York premiere of Mark Hayes' carol Suites under Mark Hayes' direction. It was a huge honour and opportunity for the choir and they look forward to many more adventures like this one in the future!
Kim Kleineberg has been directing choirs her whole musical career and has developed an award winning choral program at her beloved Mount Boucherie Secondary School. In her last year of teaching she directs five different choirs. Kim's contributions to the musical community through teaching, directing, and participation earned her the award for Musical Excellence by the Okanagan Arts Council for 2017.
Kim graduated from Western Washington University where she focused on both instrumental and vocal music. She continues to learn and grow in the world of music and she's never afraid to tackle any style of music, a trait she inherited from her very musical parents and grandparents.
Elizabeth Wocks has been the accompanist for the Spectrum Singers since year two of the choirs' existence. She was also the accompanist for the Okanagan Festival Singers, Celebration Singers, Kelowna Community Chorus, Okanagan Symphony Choir and many church Choirs. Elizabeth has also played piano as well as french horn in the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.
Elizabeth has her ARTC and currently teaches piano at the Kelowna Community Music School. She also accompanies numerous choirs and individual participants for festivals and exams.