Our name reflects the double entendre of the Italian musical term da capo,
meaning a return to the beginning, while coro means chorus.
OUR ORGANIZATION SEEKS TO FOSTER:
Passion for a cappella choral literature
Commitment to group effort
Support from each to produce a common musical goal
Diversity in membership as well as musical literature
Openness to all types of music enabling us to grow together
Mutual respect for people’s time
Kimberly Tanz joined Coro da capo in Fall 2017 as secretary and graphic designer, and is now honored to serve as co-president. Her music experience originates from her education at Haverford Township School District, and beyond in her individual exploration of both writing music and receiving instruction in piano and acoustic guitar.
Outside of Coro da capo, Kimberly works as a real estate analyst and cartographer for an urban planning company in Philadelphia. She has an M.S. degree in GIS from Thomas Jefferson University and a B.S. Degree in Finance from West Chester University.
Alicia Tomkowich is a founding member of Coro da capo, beginning as Treasurer in the Fall of 2017. She is a proud alumna of Haverford High School and thrilled to be singing under the direction of Marsha Core once again.
Alicia currently works as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Delaware County, PA. Her interests involve working with alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and finding creative ways for students to maximize their language abilities. Alicia earned an M.A. from West Chester University in 2018 and a B.A. in History from The Catholic University of America in 2014.
Marsha Core has been conducting choirs for more than thirty-five years in the Main Line area and has been directing Coro da capo for two years. She holds degrees from Bethany College and Westminster Choir College. Her choirs have been selected to perform at numerous State and Eastern conventions of both the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Ms. Core has conducted choirs in prestigious American and European venues including the Cathedral of St. Patrick, New York; Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis; National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.; St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna; Matyas Templom, Budapest; and the Bergkirche, Eisenstadt, Austria.
Most recently she prepared Coro da capo for a collaborative performance of Faure’s Pavane for Orchestra and Chorus with local chamber orchestra, Orchestra Concordia.
Megan Brust is a founding member of Coro da capo, beginning as an alto singer in the Fall of 2017. She sang with Coro da capo for two seasons before moving out of state in 2019. She is an alumna of Villa Maria Academy High School and excited to be able to contribute to her favorite choir once again.
Megan currently works as a Programmer/Analyst in Hilliard, OH. She enjoys working where humans meet technology, whether that's in user interface design or in a business analyst role. Megan earned an M. S. in Software Engineering from Drexel University in 2021 and a B. M. in Music Education with voice as her primary instrument from Ithaca College in 2015.