About Choral Spectrum
Excellence in Choral Music
Choral Spectrum is an ensemble of 20-25 experienced singers whose mission is to master and present varied choral literature for enrichment and enjoyment. Outreach is also an important component of the Choral Spectrum mission.
Originally formed as Oberlin Community Chamber Singers in 1966, the group was under the direction of Carol Longsworth for almost all of the years from 1967 through 2002. Director Ted Williams led the singers from 2002 through spring 2023. The group begins its next season under the leadership of director Anthony Trifiletti.
In 1996 it was decided that the group would benefit from a more appropriate name, as singers were being drawn from a larger geographic area. Since the group performs a wide spectrum of musical styles, the title Choral Spectrum was selected.
The Choral Spectrum singers enjoy challenging music: classical repertoire, madrigals, spirituals, folk music, newly commissioned works (sample Charity and Love (<|) written by Alice Parker for Choral Spectrum), jazz, and music with instruments. Especially noted for creative programming, the singers often offer theme concerts, concerts with dialogue, collaborative performances with dancers or other choirs, and feature music often neglected in others' typical concert programs: music by women composers, African American composers or Jewish composers.
Choral Spectrum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. In May 1996, Choral Spectrum moved into an office space in The New Union Center for the Arts, 39 S. Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio. For the first time, correspondence, promotional activities, fundraising, planning, mailings, etc., as well as music storage, began taking place in one location! This has improved efficiency and the cooperation with other arts organizations also housed in the New Union Center has offered new opportunities for collaborations and more creative networking.
Leading Choral Spectrum since 2023, Anthony Trifiletti is an active solo pianist, collaborative artist, and music director through much of Ohio. Anthony is currently the Director of Music and Liturgy at St. Peter Parish in Lorain where he conducts the St. Peter Traditional Choir, Project Praise Contemporary Ensemble, and Junior Praise Youth Choir. As a pianist and music director, Anthony has held positions at Dayton Opera, Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings, TrueNorth Cultural Arts, The Lorain Palace Theatre, Sandstone Summer Theatre, Amherst Workshop Players, Lorain Community Music Theatre, The Human Race Theatre Company, and numerous other venues. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. While at UD, Anthony was the recipient of the Award for Outstanding Collaborative Pianist and performed at the 2011 Music Educator's National Convention and 2013 American Choral Director's Association National Convention.