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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.

The 2019-2020 season included a choral concert in September 2019 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a stellar performance with The Texas Tenors at Peppermint Pops, and concluded with a performance in the Best of Broadway concert in March 2020.

Due to the current safety and health concerns of COVID-19, the chorus is not meeting at this time. However, we look forward to returning to rehearsal and making music again, performing Mozart Requiem next.

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

2020-2021 Roster




Fran Byrd

Katie Coleman

Bethany Davis

Jessica Dooley

Sharon Eason

Cheryl Gressett

Ginger Grisson

Carolyn Hagmann

Brooklyn Hill

Leah Kiple

Carolyn Lamb

Angelia Mays

Linda McInnis

Kay Poole

Andee Schurman

Holly Tripplett

Maggie Triplett

Linda Weatherford

Tena Williams

Benet White

Debbie Young

Jo Benson

Celesta Espinosa

Nancy Gibson

Leslie Jefcoat

Anna Claire Jordan

Jean Herrington

Lee Loeb

Kay O’Shaunghnessy

JoEllen Reeves

Wanda Scarbrough 

Zandra Singleton

Cheryl Thaggard

Lisa Young


David Bishop

Harold Brassfield

Douglas Coleman

Robert Evans

Rodney Forbis

Zena Limerick 

Austin McGehee

Zacari Ruff

Rick Williams


Mark Allen

Allen David Bishop

Bill Crudup

Barry Germany

Felix Hall

Joel Johnson

Nathan Metcalf

Kelly Miller

Lucus Orndorff

Danny Thomas

John Triplett