We are thrilled to introduce our 2016 Choral Advocacy Award winners Pat and Amaria O'Leary. If you have attended a CAE concert the past few years, you have seen Amaria and Pat at work coordinating ushers and other concert helpers and making sure your concert experience is as seamless as possible. It's a family affair that often includes their two daughters as well.
The O'Learys are not only indefagitable Choral Arts Ensemble volunteers - Amaria also serves on our Board of Directors - but they spend countless hours attending, supporting, and volunteering for other arts organizations in the region. Amaria was especially instrumental in connecting us with the folks at the Great River Shakespeare Festival for our collaborative Food of Love concert series in November of 2014. Thanks for all you do for choral music and all the arts in Southeast Minnesota! (check out the list of past winners - we are very fortunate!)
Pat O'Leary, Amaria Najem O'Leary, Rick Kvam