Alto Cathy Lewis joined The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus for the 2018-2019 Season, having just moved to Santa Fe from the Bay Area with her husband Jon and their two cats. Cathy’s work as a development professional includes several years with San Francisco Opera, and before that, as development director of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. Her choral singing experience began decades ago, in Portland, Maine, with her temple’s youth choir. In 2003, Cathy joined the San Francisco Lyric Chorus, a small community chorus, where she sang and served on the board of directors until 2010. During that time she also sang with the choirs of Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Belvedere. 

In 2010, she joined the 140-member San Francisco Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Ragnar Bohlin. Her eight seasons there included dozens of performances, led by Michael Tilson Thomas and an array of guest conductors, including Charles Dutoit, James Conlon, Ton Koopman, and Andras Schiff, among others. Cathy has also sung with the San Francisco Festival Chorus at the Grand Teton Music Festival, led by Donald Runnicles, and participated in the Berkshire Choral Festival in Canterbury, U.K. Choral singing is a source of great joy for Cathy, and she is delighted to be a part of The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus.