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ANNE DESTABELLE, Creator and Director
Anne is retired from two careers: Child Protective Services and Contract Negotiator at Hughes Electronics. She sings soprano with Los Cancioneros Master Chorale and LA Vocal Core. Classically trained, she enjoys piano and guitar, playing at her wedding to loving husband, Ray. She is active with Peninsula Committee for the LA Phil. She entertains for Norris Theatre’s BRAVO and ACT II. She is on City of Hope Hospital local board, loves tennis, bridge, mahjongg, traveling with Ray and enjoying her family.

Joe Arnett
Joe Arnett has been singing with Los Cancioneros Master Chorale for 8 years. In his youth, he appeared at the Old Globe Theater and Starlight Opera in San Diego. During college he also was a soloist with the Loyola University Men's Chorus directed by Paul Salamunovitch. After 40 years as a banker, he returned to his love of music. In the summer, he also sings with the California Philharmonic Chorale at Disney Hall.

DIANA BROWNSON
Diana is thrilled to be with The Pennyroyal Players!  She is a professional freelance musician and staff organist at St Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church, pianist for the Torrance Civic Chorale and several schools and theaters in LA. She has directed/accompanied over 30 music theater productions. A true classically trained Bohemian, she holds a Music degree from CSULB, is an accomplished ballroom/swing dancer and visits  New Orleans regularly with her vintage 1925 Stella Banjolele to play and sing on the streets of the French Quarter with her band “The Fun Factor.”

LIZ CANTINE
Liz began studying dance at age four with Burch Mann. She later joined the professional American Folk Ballet. After graduating from UCLA, Liz became a full-time classroom and dance educator in LAUSD and President of the California Dance Education Association. During this time, she discovered the incredible talents of Misty Copeland, and now is her proud godmother.  Liz remains a professional dancer and choreographer and director of The Ready Willing and Able dance troupe of 33 teens and young adults. This keep her heart dancing with joy!

GAY DURWARD
Gay has been performing since age three on stage and television and received her degree in Theatre Arts from UCLA, with a specialty in light opera performance. After taking a twenty-year hiatus to raise a family, Gay resumed her performing activities, singing with Los Cancioneros Master Chorale where she has been a featured soloist. She enjoys teaching art appreciation, creating fine wearable fibre art with the Yarn Whisperers, eco-traveling with her husband, Don, and shamelessly spoiling her grandchildren.

ANN EHRENCLOU
Ann obtained her B.A.n Music Education at University of Colorado, and M.H.A. degree at CSUDH. She is a retired Music Coordinator for Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. Ann has affiliations with various music groups such as Los Cancioneros Master Chorale and Peninsula Committee for the LA Phil. She presents music workshops for classroom teachers and for the Orange County Philharmonic Society. She has been honored with several PTA awards for work in music education.

DANA GORMAN
Dana was a member of Los Cancioneros Master Chorale for over ten years, including performances in western Europe and Carnegie Hall. She was also a member of the TRW choir and a guerrilla theater group, reciting poems of Emily Dickinson in various venues throughout Los Angeles.  She is currently a member of the Congregation Ner Tamid adult choir.

JIM JONES
Jim adds authenticity to our Foster tribute with his tenor banjo. Since selling his engineering company to his employees, Jim has devoted himself to music, performing in local bands and orchestras, emceeing jazz festivals and sharing his collection of 14,000 full orchestrations of America’s popular music.

FAY OWEN
Fay has been singing with Los Cancioneros Master Chorale for over 35 years. She worked in the Palos Verdes schools for many years – part of that time as a substitute music teacher.  Currently, she is a docent at the Palos Verdes Interpretive Center.

JOAN PERKINS
Joan, a Palos Verdes elementary music teacher, performs with the Norris Theatre, Downey CLO and Cup of Water. She is involved with music ministry at St. Lawrence Church and enjoys world travel, as well as time spent singing and playing with her three grandchildren. Beloved by her many students, she has been awarded PV Educator of the Year.

KATHIE RYEL
Kathie is a retired registered nurse and a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. She met her husband Jim while in the Army. She sang with Los Cancioneros in the 1970’s and again from 2000 to 2014. She is an avid hiker, power walker, animal and nature lover. She and her husband travel extensively and she loves to photograph wildlife.

FAYE SCHWARTZ
Faye was a high-school teacher before retiring to raise her two children. She then had a 20-year career as an educational computer software developer. She has sung with Los Cancioneros Master Chorale for 30+ years. Faye is a member of Ascension Lutheran Church in Rancho Palos Verdes, where she is Director of Worship and Music and directs two choirs. She is also active with Peninsula Symphony Board.

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