Meet the Singers
Sean is a Michigan native who started formally singing in choir from grades 6-12. He went on to earn a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the Notre Dame Glee Club for 4 years. Besides singing, Sean loves to play tennis and holds the important role of pressing play for the music to his wife’s dance company, CoMo Dance.
Noel Franks graduated with a B.A. in Chemistry from the College of Wooster and did graduate work in Genetics and Biochemistry at the University of Texas (Austin). He spent his working career (nearly 40 years) at Chemical Abstracts Services in the Biochemistry department, and is an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society. Noel has sung with Chorus Columbus State, and currently is a singer with the Columbus Swiss Helvetia Männerchor and the choruses of the Columbus Germania Gesang- und Sportverein (where he is also Assistant Director), having been with both those groups for over forty years. Noel and Margaret, his wife of 47 years, live in Delaware, Ohio.
Angela gained both Bachelors and Masters degrees in music (voice) – and a further Masters in Opera Theatre Direction – from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is also a registered nurse and a qualified paralegal. Her hobbies include photography, gardening, languages and movies – and she is also an avid book collector.
Carrie Liebtag, soprano, received her BS in Music & Biology from Dickinson College, where she sang in the choir and Collegium. While working on her Doctor of Pharmacy, she enjoyed singing with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia, who performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and other regional ensembles. Since moving to Ohio in 2005, she has sung with the Village Singers of German Village and Concerts 4 Charity. She works as an inpatient pharmacist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and lives in Columbus with her husband and young daughter, who keeps her very busy.
Regan is a teacher with Columbus City Schools, having been with the district for over 20 years. Subjects taught include Language Arts, reading, band and choir and she is currently on leave from her position of gifted and talented specialist. She loves reading, music, travel (anyone want to go to India?), films (especially ones with subtitles), and spending time with her dogs. She has volunteered with Goodwill for 19 years and last year was recognized and rewarded for her years of service . Along with being a Magpie, Regan has sung with The Capital University Choral Union, Columbus Chamber Singers, Broad Street Methodist Choir, and is an adjunct choir member of St. Francis of Assisi’s church.