The Columbus Women's Chorus is made up of a diverse group of women who believe in the power of song. Working together, we bring awareness to social issues and celebrate female accomplishment through service, song, and activism.
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Lisa D. Springer received her education at Heidelberg University and The Cleveland Institute of Music. As a mezzo-soprano, she has enjoyed solo performances with The Pittsburgh Opera Theater, sharing the stage with Placido Domingo; The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, Blossom Music Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall; The Cleveland Opera Company, Robert Page Singers, The Cleveland Fine Arts Program and The Lancaster Festival Orchestra. She has appeared as a member of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus, Blossom Music Center Chorus, Cleveland Opera Chorus, Cincinnati Opera Chorus, Cantari Singers of Columbus, and The Lancaster Chorale. She currently performs with St. Joseph Cathedral Choir and is a past member of the Temple Israel Choir. In addition to her position as Artistic Director of The Columbus Women's Chorus, her choral conducting experiences include Director of Vocal Music at The Wellington School, Assistant Director of The Columbus International Children's Choir, and past Director of Vocal Music at Lancaster High School. Additionally, she served as co-director of the Lancaster-Fairfield Youth Choir. Choirs under her direction have performed internationally in Belgium, The Netherlands, Italy, and South Africa, in addition to New York City, Chicago, LA, Detroit, Cincinnati and Washington, DC. She is a member of The American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, and Chorus America. She is the proud mother of two children and two grandchildren.
Adrielle van Bibber holds degrees in piano performance pedagogy and choral music education from Ohio University. She has taught general music, instrumental music, and choir in Columbus City Schools and at Clintonville Academy. While raising young children, she taught Kindermusik at home, and now teaches a unique music curriculum to young children at Whetstone Recreation Center in Clintonville. Additionally, she teaches private piano lessons to 40 youngsters each week, and directs two young choirs for Columbus International Children's Choir. When not teaching music, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.