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 Dohler is a founding member of Coro da capo, and proudly serves on its all-female board as co-president. Originally the group’s graphic designer, she now helps craft the organization’s brand and
maintains its mission to provide free, accessible a cappella performances to all. Kimberly, like many of Coro da capo’s members, is a choir alumna of Haverford School District. She began her musical journey at a young age and considers singing a major component of community. She is thrilled to be part of a talented, unique group of vocalists who lift each other up and sustain a happy and harmonious culture.
Kimberly currently works as a geospatial analyst at a water utility company. She is rooted in the world of business intelligence solutions and strives to give back in her career and personal life through volunteering and partnering with local organizations. She earned an M.S. in Geospatial Technology for Geodesign in 2018 from Thomas Jefferson University, and a B.S. in Finance from West Chester University in 2014.
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 passion involves working with students who utilize alternative and augmentative communication (AAC) and finding creative ways for others to maximize their communication 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.
Megan Brust is a founding member of Coro da capo, beginning as an alto singer in Fall 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 is excited to be able to contribute to her favorite choir once again.
Megan currently works remotely as an I.T. Product Owner. She enjoys working with both developers and business leaders to produce comprehensive solutions to technical goals. She 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.
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.