Mary Root

Music Director and Conductor

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Mary Root first held the position of Music Director and Conductor of the DeKalb Choral Guild from 1992-2000, and we were delighted to welcome her back in 2014.  After a creative and successful first season back with the DCG she is continuing her conductorship with us. As a Choral Director, she has served several large church congregations over a 20-year span as well as The Metropolitan Singers, an auditioned community chamber chorus. 


Ms. Root has enjoyed an active career as a freelance soloist in Tallahassee, FL, the Atlanta area, and Charleston, SC.  She holds degrees in voice performance and music history and literature from the Florida State University School of Music, and pursued post-graduate courses at Westminster Choir College and Notre Dame University.  



Leanne Herrmann


LeanneBig-248x300Leanne Herrmann, Accompanist, has served as the Accompanist for the DeKalb Choral Guild since 1988. She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She works throughout the metro Atlanta area as a freelance accompanist and chamber music pianist. Ms. Herrmann is currently the accompanist for the Collegium Vocale and the Summer Singers of Atlanta, and is the staff pianist for Paideia School and organist at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She has appeared in concert with the Gwinnett Festival Singers, the Gwinnett Young Singers, the Young Singers of Callanwolde, and the William Baker Festival Singers.

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