Artistic Director | Tim Gillham
Mr. Gillham received degrees in Music Education and Speech Pathology/Audiology from The University of Central Arkansas, and attended Old Dominion University and Virginia Polytechnic University for post-graduate studies in Conducting. He taught chorus and band in public and private schools in Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia. His ensembles consistently received superior ratings at regional, state and national festivals, performed with Miss America, Marlo and Danny Thomas in a nationally distributed St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital video, won the North American Music Festival, and performed for Queen Elizabeth's appearance in the Jamestown 400th Anniversary.
Mr. Gillham has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Chorus, Memphis Symphony Chorus, Opera Memphis, and Virginia Symphony Chorus. He currently sings with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, accompanies on piano and percussion, and was a section leader and member of the select ensemble Rock Creek Singers. He has served as a private voice coach and as Director of Music and Tenor Soloist for numerous churches throughout his professional career.
Mr. Gillham was on staff at Richard Bland College, where he directed the Petersburg Festival Chorus. He directed the Richmond Choral Society and its select ensemble, the Society Singers, which performed for the American Choral Directors Association. He was Founder/Artistic Director of the Richmond Men’s Chorus and the Richmond Women’s Chorus (GALA Choruses), and was the recipient of the first Legacy Award. For over 20 years, he and his husband, John, directed productions with Richmond Triangle Players, one of the nation’s premiere professional LGBTQ theaters. They were recently honored by the theater with the establishment of an endowment fund in their names for the creation of new LGBTQ musical theater works.
Mr. Gillham believes in the power of music to unite communities, change lives, and heal the body and spirit.
Accompanist | Beverly Gandolfo
Beverly taught choral music for 38 years in Carroll County Public Schools, retiring in 2015. While the majority of her career was spent at the high school level, she also taught middle school and college during that time. Her high school choirs consistently received superior ratings at local and state adjudications.
Beverly is currently the choir director/pianist at Emory United Methodist Church in Upperco, MD. She directs the University Singers at Stevenson University, and will be teaching Choral Conducting I and II at the Peabody Conservatory this fall. She was the accompanist for the Carroll County Choral Society for over 30 years, and was the Artistic Director from 2005-2018.
Beverly has been involved with community and professional theatre for nearly 50 years. Locally, she was the long-time music director for September Song and Theatre-on-the-Hill productions, as well as for the Eichelberger Performing Arts Center in Hanover, PA. She has toured the US and Puerto Rico with Gilbert Romero and the Bittersweet Gospel Band, and was the pianist for Siempre Tango, an Argentine tango orchestra, in the NOVA/DC area. She is in demand as a choral clinician, guest conductor, adjudicator, and collaborative pianist. Beverly joined the New Wave Singers in 2017.