The History of "Rapport"
The Rapport Singers choir was formed in response to the need for a small chamber choir. Although the North Bay area had a tradition of fine choral music in its churches, schools and artistic communities, there was not a small mixed adult choir devoted to performing concert repertoire. In an effort to fill an obvious need in the community, a number of talented and enthusiastic singers approached Mr. David Melhorn-Boe to direct the newly-formed group in August, 1995.
Under David's guidance as Artistic Director for the next decade and a half, the Rapport Singers developed a reputation for excellence in choral artistry, singing a variety of repertoire in diverse venues in and around the North Bay area.
In August of 2010, The Rapport Singers welcomed its new Artistic Director, Fiona Spack (nee Pangos). Under her direction, the Rapport Singers remain committed to pursuing the same choral quality and distinction that was established during the first fifteen years. Their aim continues, as their name suggests, to be that of building a warm rapport amongst the singers themselves, as well as with their community of listeners.