April McNeely comes to the Menlo Park Chorus with more than 25 years experience in choral singing and conducting, and has been a featured soprano with many symphony orchestras and choirs. An active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and the American Choral Directors Association, Ms. McNeely currently serves as Director of Music at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Oakland. Ms. McNeely has taught applied voice at Santa Clara University and maintains a private voice studio in San Leandro. She holds a Master’s Degree in Musicology from California State University, East Bay and a Master’s of Divinity in Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.
John Iosefa has played piano and organ for a wide variety of religious groups, from both Catholic and Protestant Christian churches to Buddhist Temples, and is currently the Music Director, organist, and pianist at St. Raymonds Catholic Church in Menlo Park, CA. Mr. Iosefa has accompanied and directed many musical productions from children’s theater to community dinner theater to college musical productions and has participated as an actor and singer as well. A fine trumpet player, Mr. Iosefa has played in many orchestras, bands and pit orchestras. In addition to his many other talents, Mr. Iosefa is a gifted arranger of choral and vocal music and has done many arrangements for the Menlo Park Chorus.