About the Chorale
The Chesapeake Chorale began as the vision of founding President and Artistic Director, Kimberly Leggett. The Chorale’s mission of enhancing and sustaining school music programs benefits the community both culturally and financially. All proceeds collected from ticket sales are given to area schools to keep music programs alive and thriving. Since our founding in 1996, this non-profit, volunteer community choir has grown in size from 30 to 100 members and donated in excess of $260,000 in equipment and money for the improvement of school performance facilities and music programs.
Recent Press coverage of Chorale Donations to Schools - 2018
Accompanist -- Beth Conley is a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Beth began piano lessons at the age of 6, started playing for church at the age of 12, and continues to accompany, as pianist, to this day in several area churches. She was privately tutored for 15 years throughout her residency in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and finally the Northern Neck when her family moved here in 1995. Beth began her teaching career in 1996, giving private lessons at her home. She subsequently taught piano at the former Center for The Arts in Kilmarnock, Virginia from 1997-2001, at Chesapeake Academy from 2006 to the present day and also continues to teach privately from her home. Over the course of Beth’s musical career she has played with the Northern Neck Orchestra, and has accompanied over 20 theatrical productions with various theaters including, “H.M.S. Pinafore”, “Annie”, “Fiddler On The Roof”, “Carousel”, “The Sound of Music”, “A Christmas Carol”, “The Wizard of Oz”, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, “The Music Man” and many others. Beth currently resides in Northumberland County with her husband, her three teenage sons and a plethora of furry and feathered friends.