Sisters in Song Choir Members
Sisters in Song (formally Sisters of Mercy) is a community based women’s choir in Regina, Saskatchewan. We are women at all ages and stages of life, who love to get together and sing. Our focus is on developing creativity, vocal ability, and our relationships with each other as a community.
The choir was established in 2013 by sisters Corry Moriarty and Jill Scott and quickly became a favourite in the community. When Corry moved from Regina in 2017, the choir welcomed Corinne Groff as Artistic Director. Over the years the choir has evolved and adapted to ever changing circumstances, in both artistic direction and membership. Throughout that time, the group maintained it’s vision of joyful connection through song. In 2021, the group welcomed a new Musical Director, Alyssa Woolhether, and a new name – Sisters in Song.
We continue to grow and evolve, while embracing the qualities of belonging, wholehearted connection, and sisterhood. New members are always welcome.
We lift each other up!
Musical Director – Alyssa Woolhether
Known for her highly versatile and emotive lyric voice, soprano, Alyssa is a seasoned recitalist and has performed with opera companies across Ontario including Vera Causa Opera, Toronto City Opera and Opera by Request.
Not only a classical vocalist, Alyssa is a successful cross genre performer and accomplished songwriter. Performing under the pseudonym Alyssa Taryn, she has performed extensively as a folk/pop vocalist throughout Saskatchewan and Ontario. In 2015 she released her first EP titled Home. A collection of songs she wrote, performed and co-produced.
Alongside her performing career, Alyssa is a passionate voice teacher. Operating her studio, Authentically You Vocal Studio, she specializes in coaching singers of all ages in finding and fostering their authentic voices through vocal empowerment and functional voice training.
Alyssa holds a Master of Music Performance and Literature from Western University (2019) and a Bachelor of Music Performance from the University of Regina (2010) as well as Level I, II and III certification in Somatic Voicework™ – The LoVetri Method (2021).
Alyssa is thrilled to be the music director of the Sisters in Song Women’s Choir of Regina this season. She looks forward to creating music with the group and building connection together through voice and song.
Hyun Ju Park – Accompanist
A veteran pianist with over thirty years of experience in performing, accompanying, and teaching, Hyunju has played alongside a diverse array of musicians and performers.
Hyunju served as the accompanist for the Gyunggido Women’s Choir in Suwon, South Korea for eight years, with whom she performed at several venues, from the cultural centre and community centre music festivals to volunteer performances for numerous local churches and correctional centres.Hyunju also served as the accompanist for the piano and organ at four different churches in Suwon, Ottawa, and Regina for twenty years, and was the accompanists for soloist at numerous competitions, alongside cellists, violinists, flutists, clarinetists and vocalists.
Beyond her extensive career as an accompanist, Hyunju is also a seasoned piano teacher. With over thirty years of experience, Hyunju continues to teach countless students of all ages and skill levels in every facet of piano-playing, from fundamentals, theory, and classical music to chords, contemporary pieces, and accompaniment. This September, Hyunju will begin serving as the new accompanist for the Prairie Kids Chorus.
Hyunju graduated from Dongduk Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea with a Bachelor of Music in 1993, and studied a Master of Music Therapy at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul for one year (1998-1999).
Heading into her ninth year as the accompanist of the Sisters in Song, Hyunju is delighted to continue producing exciting music with the choir. She is looking forward to reaching the Regina community through compelling performances throughout the upcoming year.