About Garden Choir
We are an adult, non-auditioned chorus of people in Central Florida who love to sing and are passionate about making exciting, beautiful music together.
The Garden Choir is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit choir meeting once a week from August through May. We welcome new members throughout the Central Florida community.
The group's purpose is "Building Community Through Song." The choir has been an astounding success in their first several years, giving a number of enthusiastically received community performances.
The choir performs music of all styles, including classic, patriotic, jazz, folk, spirituals and Broadway. The choir was founded under the direction of Dr. Jeffery Redding, internationally known conductor.
We rehearse Monday evenings at the West Orange High School choir room from 7-9pm (except in the Summer).
Performances vary, but typically include December and May concerts for the community.
Events & Concerts
Dr. Jeffery Redding
Dr. Jeffery Redding is Director of Choral Activities at West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida. Under his leadership, West Orange choirs have performed at state, regional, and national conventions.
Nationally, Dr. Redding has conducted the ACDA National High School Honor Choir and the Central Division ACDA Honor Choir, as well as many All-State and Honor choirs throughout the country. He served as guest conductor for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s 2005 spring broadcast. In 2008, he made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut; in 2009, his Kennedy Center conducting debut; and in 2010, his Orchestra Hall conducting debut. He was a member of the famed Moses Hogan Singers. Dr. Redding has been honored as West Orange High School’s Teacher of the Year 2003, Outstanding Contributor of the Community by the city of Winter Garden, and Teacher of the Year by Ocoee Wal-Mart.
Dr. Redding is a member of ACDA, FMEA, FVA, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association, he served as District 8 Chairperson. In the American Choral Directors’ Association, he served as State Repertoire and Standards Chair for Ethnic Music and Multicultural Affairs as well as co-chair of the Florida ACDA Mixed Honor Choir.
Dr. Redding holds an M.M.E. from Florida State University and a B.S. in music education from Florida A&M University, and most recently completed a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting, Music Education from The Florida State University.
J. Christine Le teaches chorus and music theory at Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida. She received her MM in Choral Conducting at Michigan State University in 2015 and her BME at Centenary College of Louisiana in 2011. Mrs. Le also taught middle school choir, show choir, and music appreciation in Shreveport, Louisiana. She has served as conductor and accompanist in several United Methodist churches of Michigan and Louisiana. Mrs. Le has presented interest sessions at the Louisiana ACDA and Florida Music Educators’ Association conferences. She was a finalist in the 2015 ACDA Graduate Student Conducting Competition. Mrs. Le’s most influential teachers include Dr. Julia Thorn, Dr. David Rayl, Dr. Sandra Snow, and Dr. Jonathan Reed.
Ledean Williams was the original accompanist for the Garden Choir, serving from 2008 to 2012, and was thrilled to perform with the choir in its 2011 Carnegie Hall debut. She is beyond happy to return to the choir, after taking time away to tend to her very active family.
Ledean has performed alongside vocalists and instrumentalists in solo, choral, chamber, musical theater, and church settings, including performances with The Orlando Chorale, Eastern Shore Choral Society, Mobile Piano Ensemble, choirs and soloists at Florida State University and Louisiana State University, and a wide range of high school choral programs, honor choirs, and choral competitions. She also serves as Musical Director for the Montverde Academy theatre department’s musical productions.
Ledean holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Florida State University, and a Masters degree in Piano Pedagogy from Louisiana State University.
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