Leadership

Founding Director

Frank Boggs12-09Frank Boggs has sung with the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Singers under Robert Shaw. He has studied with Dr. John Finley Williamson, Norman Luboff, Fred Waring, Paul Salamonovich, Eph Ehley, Sir David Wilcox, John Rutter and Don Neuen. Soloist at the Service of Prayer and Dedication for Queen Elizabeth. Mr. Boggs had his own show on BBC Radio and sang six BBC Television Specials. Frank was the first recording artist for WORD Records and has recorded 24 albums over the past 50 years. He was Choral Director at The Westminster Schools  in Atlanta, GA. for 23 years. He was recently nominated for induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

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Associate Director

David Scott CROPDavid Scott   graduated from Northern Kentucky University with Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees and holds a Master of Church Music degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David has performed with numerous choral groups and ensembles as a soloist and director, and provides interim music leadership to churches. David is currently employed as the Principal Technical Consultant for CSG International.

Assistant Director

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Ken Terrell, Assistant Director for The Georgia Festival Chorus since 2007, has a BA from Presbyterian College and a Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. His pastoral career spanned 40 years, serving Presbyterian churches in Georgia and North Carolina.  Most recently, he was the Pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (USA) in Marietta for over thirteen years, retiring in the spring of 2011.  In his retirement, he continues to serve the church through temporary pulpit supply opportunities. In addition to his musical interests, Ken enjoys pickle-ball, golf, and his re-discovered passion, ping-pong.  He and his wife, Brenda, are the proud parents of two adult girls and grandparents to five remarkable grandchildren.

Accompanist

Cathy Adams   Cathy Adams has been the accompanist for the Georgia Festival Chorus since 1995. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in piano performance from Tift College and earned an MBA in management from Georgia State University. Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Cathy is active as an accompanist and soloist for churches, choral groups, musical theater productions, and vocal/instrumental soloists throughout the southeast. Cathy currently serves on the boards of Mercer University and The Atlanta Opera.

 Organist

Randy Romig sq crop  Randall Romig hails from Pennsylvania, where he studied piano, organ, and percussion. He holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania University System. He has served as organist/choirmaster at several churches and is also is director of the Classics by Candlelight concert series at St. Luke’s Episcopal (Anglican) Church in Blue Ridge, Georgia. Randy is past president of the Atlanta Opera Guild, as well as of the Board of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. He currently sits on the Advisory Board to the School of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, and the boards of the Peach State Opera and the Harrower Summer Opera Worship at Georgia State University. Randy is married to Dawn Eileen Romig, and they are the parents of three grown daughters and Mimi and Grandpa to nine grandchildren.

Composer-in-Residence

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  Chris Owenby, Assistant Director and Composer in Residence currently serves as the minister of music at Easminster Presbyterian Church in Marietta. His music has been featured by organizations including the Goliard ensemble, the Northwestern College Choir, the DeKalb Choral Guild, the LaGrange College Singers, the Sons of Lafayette, and members of the Columbus, Atlanta, and LaGrange Symphony Orchestras. His music has received awards from the College Music Society (2010, 2011, and 2012 Southern Regional), Vox Reflexa’s New Millennium Composer’s Forum CD Project, and the Dekalb Choral Guild’s 2009 Young Composer’s Competition. His compositions have aired on National Public Radio, the Immanuel Broadcasting Network, White Dove Radio, and Bigloo Christian Radio among other stations. Chris lives in Atlanta with his wife Erin, and two children, Abby and Emma.

Guest Performers

David-Carnes-sq-crop David Carnes was blessed with a loving family that was musically talented and passionate about their Christian faith. David played his first two-hands piece for his mother at age 3. After earning an undergraduate degree in Piano and Composition he pursued post-graduate studies at Georgia State University. Described as “a poet at the piano,” David presents worship concerts (often with his wife, vocalist Tricia Carnes), arranges, accompanies, teaches seminars on arranging and interpretation, does studio work, and coaches. His piano recordings include Grammy-nominated The Refreshing, The Journey, A Journey Back, A Christmas Journey, A Romantic Journey, and Journey: A Praise Offering, which was nominated for album of the year by Whisperings Piano Radio.

Harris-Wheeler-sq-crop Harris Wheeler, Sr. is a graduate of Shorter College, Rome, Georgia, holding a degree in Music Education with emphasis on piano. Harris taught choral music in the Cobb County School System for 26 years and then for 4 years at Mount Paran Christian School in Kennesaw. In July of 2015, he was recognized for his 25 years of service as Music Associate/Pianist at Marietta First Baptist Church. He has served as musical director/pianist for many cabaret shows in the Atlanta area including Upstairs at Gene and Gabe’s and Della’s Diner. Harris sang in the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus under the baton of esteemed Maestro Robert Shaw. For nearly 40 years he has been the musical director for Six Flags Over Georgia.

Stan-Whitmire-sq-crop Stan Whitmire was born in Atlanta, and learned to play the piano from the age of four. He graduated from The Westminster Schools in Atlanta and Georgia State University, and has been part of the music ministry at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta for over thirty years, and with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association since 1997. He also collaborates frequently with Bill and Gloria Gaither Homecomings and In Touch Ministries events across the country. Stan has released several award-winning CDs throughout his career. His 2009 album, Joy Comes In The Morning, received a Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year at the 41st GMA (Gospel Music Association) Dove Awards.