Helvetia and Edelweiss merge to form Schweizerchor Columbus

Last winter, following the retirement of our longtime director John Long, the two organizations forming the Columbus Swiss Singers decided to merge into a single organization. This was done to make better use of financial and leadership resources.

The first action taken by the new organization was to approve the contract for our new (but very familiar) director, Matt Ebright, whose creative direction has already envigorated the chorus.

The two groups finalized the merger on the adoption of a constitution April 20, 2016. The first officers of the new organization were elected June 1. They are:

President: Pat Hoffman

Vice President – Membership: Karen Stewart

Vice President – Public Relations: Kathy Megown

Secretary: Beth Bradley

Treasurer: Harold Thomas

They will serve through December 2017, after which officers will be elected to annual terms.