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Serenade at historic Christ Church
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Members of our board of directors are:

Lois Lamb

Lois Lamb, President, is a singer and voice teacher. She is a member of the New York Association of Teachers of Singing and the Jewish Community Center School of Music.

She is a former Board Member of the Richmond Choral Society.

Valerie Quinlan, president

Valerie Quinlan, Artistic Advisor, is a violinist who has performed in Europe, Mexico and numerous American states. Valerie has performed with the Peninsula Symphony and Santa Barbara Symphony in California, and most recently with the Staten Island Philharmonic.

In recent years, she has performed extensively throughout the tristate area. Her programs have included many of the major works from the Baroque, classical, romantic and modern eras.

A former music faculty member at Wagner College, Valerie continues to adjudicate the Young Artists Competition held at the college.

Barnett Shepherd, treasurer

Barnett Shepherd, Treasurer, served as executive director of the Staten Island Historical Society from 1981-2000.

A founder of the Preservation League of Staten Island, he serves as consultant for the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Staten Island Museum.

An independent scholar, he is the author of books and scholarly articles on Staten Island History. His most recent book, Tottenville: The Town the Oyster Built, is a social, cultural and architectural history of a unique community.

Nick Dowen, secretary

Nick Dowen, Secretary, is a member of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC).

He is a founding member of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a member of the National Cathedral Association, and a member of the All Hallows Guild, an organization that looks after cathedral gardens.

Francis Quinlan, member-at-large

Francis Quinlan, Member-at-Large, also serves as Serenade’s Technical Director. By profession a writer, he is the author of award-winning plays, Shadow Wars and FunBirds.

Other works include novels (The POOF Heist, The Ubiquitous Colacoque) and a collection of critical essays, Enduring Fluff, Murder That Does Not Die.

He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Drama League (NYC), the Society for Theatre Research (UK) and the New England Drama League. He is a member of the Staten Island Philharmonic Board of Directors.










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