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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.

This season, the Meridian Symphony Chorus looks forward to performing alongside the Meridian Symphony Orchestra in Peppermint Pops, performing the iconic Mozart Requiem.

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




Katie Coleman
Carra Purvis
Sharon Eason
Jessica Dooley 
Brooklyn Hill
Cheryl Gressett 
Leah Kiple
Mev Knight
Linda McInnis
Kay Poole
Amy McMinn
Sarah Pogue
Debbie Young
Tena Williams
Benét White
Bethany Davis
Carolyn Hagmann
Jan Bessert
Tiffany McGehee

Maggie Triplett
Libby Davidson

Sarah Hill

Jo Benson

Celesta Espinosa

Nancy Gibson

Leslie Jefcoat 

Jean Herrington 

Kay O’Shaughnessy

Wanda Scarborough

Zandra Singleton 

Lisa Young

Claire Hanschke

Patricia Coxwell

Miletus McKee

Joellen Reeves
Betty Triplett
Jodi Rutledge 
Kay McKenna

Frances Hinton

Alanna Burns


Harold Brassfield
Robert Evans
Austin McGehee
Zachari Ruff 
Zena Limerick

Chandler Smith
Rodney Forbis

Rick Williams


Mark Allen

Douglas Coleman
Bill Crudup
Kelly Miller
Nathan Metcalf
Lucus Orndorff
John Triplett
Lawrence Birzer

Brandon Davidson
Mike Triplett

Tim Hanschke