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Meridian Symphony Chorus

Dr. Kristen Johnson Gunn, Choral Director

Mr. David Benson, Accompanist



The Meridian Symphony Chorus is an exciting group of community members ranging in age from 15-80+ years! The Meridian Symphony Chorus rehearses weekly, preparing for main stage performances with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.

Practice. Refine. Create.


"The Meridian Symphony Chorus strives to bring music to our community in many ways; however, the most important aspect of symphony chorus is what happens within rehearsals.  Weekly rehearsals bring people of many different backgrounds together to practice, to refine and to create.  It is a meaningful process and discipline that culminates in a rewarding, live performance for our community."

The chorus is featured annually in Peppermint Pops and often performs major works with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. 

There is no audition required to join. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the chorus, please email

Meridian Symphony Chorus Roster




Sharon Eason

Ginger Grissom

Leah Kiple
Maggie Triplett

Bethany Davis

Traci Leifried
Tena Baskin
Jan Bessert
Claire Hanschke

Amy Poole McMinn

Kay Poole

Sarah Hill

Sarah Pogue

Debbie Young

Katie Coleman

Shelby Vaughn

Miletus McKee

Valerie Bishop
Betty Triplett
Nancy Gibson

Leslie Johnston
Kay O’Shaughnessy

JoEllen Reeves

Lisa Young
Kay McKenna

Patricia Coxwell

Josephine Benson

Alanna Burns

Collaborative Pianist

David Benson


Austin McGehee

Rodney N. Forbis

Robert Evans

Harold Brassfield

Chandler Smith

Andre Blake

Ty Lofton


Tim Hanschke

Bill Crudup

Larry Birzer

Kelly Miller

Mike Triplett

John Triplett

David Bishop

Douglas Coleman

Nathan Metcalf

Lucus Orndorff

Benjamin Somervell

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