Rider Foster, Artistic Director
C. Paige Porter, Associate Director
Ian Howells, Accompanist
Mr. Foster grew up immersed in choral music and has dedicated his life to bringing it to the community at large. He studied at Westminster Choir College, where he also sang and recorded with the critically acclaimed Westminster Choir. Since then, he has had numerous engagements with companies such as New York City Opera, and the Opera Orchestra of New York. Additionally, Mr. Foster has extensive experience directing and singing in choral ensembles.
In his capacity as Artistic Director, Mr. Foster is primarily responsible for securing collaborative partnerships with other organizations, and conducting the ensemble.
A graduate of Westminster Choir College and Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Porter has focused her study on the health and beauty of the human voice. In addition to being a private voice instructor and professional chorister, she has extensive solo experience. Past credits include Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B minor mass, and Mozart’s mass in C minor, as well as Yum-yum in Mikado, Maybel in Pirates of Penzance and Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld.
As associate director, Ms Porter focuses on creating a unified choral sound through supporting the health of the individual voices.
Mr. Howells received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Montclair State University. He is actively working in jazz ensembles, pit orchestras, and as a church organist. He began accompanying Clarum Sonum in 2016, and has come to be an integral part of the choir family.