Oneida Area Civic Chorale
More than Four Decades of Excellence

Who What Repertoire Recent Guest Artists Where Rehearsals Financial Support Director Accompanists

  • Where do we perform
    • Major concerts are performed in Oneida, VVS, Canastota and Rome
    • Traveling performances have included Amsterdam, Oswego, Sherburne
    • Community events include caroling in Oneida, Thanksgiving Ecumenical Services, Hymn Sings in Vernon and Rome

  • Rehearsals
  • Financial Support
  • Our Director
  • Our Accompanists
    • HEATHER O'CONNELL is a graduate of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education with an emphasis in piano and vocal music. She earned her Master's Degree in Music Education from SUNY Fredonia. Heather is currently a vocal music teacher in the Oneida City School District. She is an avid pianist, accompanying for the OHS Musicals, MCMEA All-County Festivals, and various NYSSMA soloists.Heather lives in Oneida with her husband Paul and three sons Jordan, Benjamin and Seth.

    • BERNADETTE VANVALKENBURG is a graduate of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, majoring in biology. She earned a Master's Degree in Science Education from SUNY Cortland. Bernadette recently retired after many years as a chemistry teacher at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School. She has played piano for many VVS Drama Club musical productions. Bernadette lives in Sherrill with her husband Tom
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