Dr. Maxine Thevenot


“She elicits huge and brilliant
sounds with a minimum of
conducting movement—the
mark of one who has the utmost
confidence in her singers.”
Albuquerque Journal, June 2011

Born in Saskatchewan, Canada, Maxine Thévenot is one of North America’s leading young choral directors. Equally at home working with amateur and children’s choirs as with adult professional singers, Dr. Thévenot has trained and conducted ensembles across Canada and the USA. Acclaimed by The American Organist for her “consummate musicianship,” in her capacity as Director of Cathedral Music and organist at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico, she conducted the Cathedral Choir on tour in the UK at St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral and York Minster, and directed the choir’s most recent recording, Missa Campanella. Regarding this recording, the Association of Anglican Musicians praised Dr. Thévenot’s “very
fine direction” and “a lovely sound, rich in enthusiasm, warm in tone, and with a contagious energy to their performances.”
In 2006, Maxine Thévenot founded Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico. She has since led this ensemble, New Mexico’s only resident professional vocal ensemble, in a number of major projects including sold-out performances of Handel’s Messiah with an all-
male solo quartet. The Santa Fe New Mexican declared, “one can feel how precisely and warmly Thévenot conducts this music.”
Dr. Thévenot is also director of the University of New Mexico women’s choir, Las Cantantes, and has made three commercial recordings with the group, whose “sensitive, heartfelt singing” was lauded by the American Record Guide.
Maxine Thévenot holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Music) and the Manhattan School of Music (Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts), where she was twice recipient of the Bronson Ragan Award for “most outstanding organist”. She is also an Associate of the Royal Canadian College of organists and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a Fellow of the National College of Music, London, UK.
In addition to her work as a choral director, Dr. Thévenot maintains a distinguished international career as an organ recitalist, recording artist and visiting lecturer at universities. She has also contributed, as a writer and photographer, to several international publications. www.maxinethevenot.com.

Maxine Thevenot

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FIRST VIOLIN
Krzysztof Zimowski Karen McKinnon Concertmaster Chair
David Felberg Associate Concertmaster
Ana María Quintero Muñoz ++ Associate Concertmaster
Sarah Tasker Assistant Concertmaster
Laura Steiner
Joan Wang
Juliana Huestis
Steve Ognacevic
Kerri Lay +
Bradford Richards
Barbara Barber ++
Barbara Rivers
Nicolle Maniaci
Barbara Scalf Morris

SECOND VIOLIN
Gabriela Fogo •+
Rafael Marzagão •++

Carol Swift ••
Julanie Lee
Anthony Templeton
Liana Austin
Eric Sewell
Lidija Peno-Kelly
Sheila McLay
Heather MacArthur

VIOLA
Laura Chang
Kimberly Fredenburgh ••
Allegra Askew
Christine Rancier
Virginia Lawrence
Willy Sucre +
Joan Hinterbichler
Lisa DiCarlo

BASSOON
Stefanie Przybylska •
Denise Turner

HORN
Peter Erb
Allison Tutton
Katelyn Lewis •••

TRUMPET
John Marchiando
Brynn Marchiando •••
Tristan Frank

TROMBONE
Aaron Zalkind
Byron Herrington

BASS TROMBONE
David Tall

TUBA
Richard White •+
Justin Gruber •++

TIMPANI
Micah Harrow

PERCUSSION
Jeff Cornelius
Kenneth Dean
Emily Cornelius

HARP
Matthew Tutsky

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Assistant Principal ••
Associate Principal •••
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