Robert Pritchard –­ Director

Robert Pritchard is a native of North Carolina and a Charlotte resident since 1988. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Mars Hill College where he was a student of Robert and Mollie Rich and of Julie Fortney. He earned a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from Louisiana State University where he served as the graduate assistant to the Director of Choral Activities. He has held teaching positions from middle school through the college level and has been active as a singer, conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and church musician for more than 35 years. Mr. Pritchard has conducted a number of European choral tours, including performances at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ely Cathedral and its acclaimed Lady Chapel, and York Minster.  His contributions to the Charlotte music community include Oratorio Singers, Oratorio Chamber Choir, and as soloist with the Charlotte Symphony. He directed the Festival Singers of Carolina Voices for 8 1/2 years prior to founding Renaissance in February 2002. His choirs have frequently appeared at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. In addition to his work with Renaissance, he was the manager for the choral music division of Brodt Music Company, Inc. of Charlotte for 24 years until their closing. He is currently the Director of Music at Dilworth United Methodist Church, a position he’s held since 1998.

Patrick Pope –­ Accompanist

Patrick Pope, a native of Statesville, began accompanying for Renaissance in 2014. Since 2011, he has served as Organist and Director of Music at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in Charlotte. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina, with subsequent study at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, from which he earned both the Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Organ Performance and Literature. His teachers have included Todd Wilson, Marilyn Keiser, William Bates, and Christopher Young. While at USC and IU, he participated extensively in the choral programs at both schools as a singer and accompanist. As an Associate Instructor in the Jacobs School of Music, he taught applied piano and organ, and assisted in teaching courses in the church music curriculum. He has had the good fortune to perform at venues throughout the eastern United States, including engagements in Princeton, New York, Cambridge, Boston, Atlanta, Washington, and two appearances at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC.(Photo by Rob Smith)

Singers –­ 2017

Photo by: Tom Johnson

Jessica Andrews
Ann Atkinson
Priscilla Edgin
Elsie Erneston
Jo Ellen Hill
Jessica Hudson
Patti Jones
Marty Page
Elizabeth Mosley
Emily Schmidtman
Linda Warren
Wendy Wingard-Gay

Theresa Gibson
Judy Hustead
Juli Kline
Sarah Komisin
Pam Kugler
Janet Lyman
Christina Richiger
Sara Terrell


John Arant
David Duggan
Jeff Crew
Carey Kugler
Kevin Siers
Andrew West


Jim Amburn
Martin Cacioppo
Brian Campbell
Roger Coates
Al Grathwol
Erik Johnson
George Lampe
Linwood Little
John Powell

Singers of Renaissance, Inc. Board and Officers (2017–2018)

Kevin Siers– President
Jo Ellen Hill – Business Manager
Pam Kugler  Treasurer
Bob Pritchard  Artistic Director
Juli Kline Secretary
Ann-Catherine Begley
Jeff Crew
David Duggan
Elsie Erneston
Carey Kugler
John Powell
Wendy Wingard-Gay

We are always looking for community volunteers to serve on our board and help guide our growth as a non-profit arts organization. Please contact the board if you are interested in lending your talents in this way!