Harriet Ilse Ziegenhals – Founding Director

harrietFounder of The Community Renewal Chorus, Mrs. Ziegenhals is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, where she served on the faculty, and the University of Cincinnati. She received a Master of Sacred Music from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

She sang under Robert Shaw for 18 years in New York City and Cleveland and was one of a select group of singers who went with Shaw to San Juan to sing under Pablo Casals for three summers at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico. Mrs. Ziegenhals has worked in the church, school, and communities serving as music director, organist, worship and workshop leader, lecturer, composer, and arranger.