Featured soloists for the 2023-2024 concert season
Andrea Boothe has called the beautiful state of Virginia home since 2002. She landed in Hampton Roads with her husband, Daniel W. Boothe, in 2017. Since then she has been active as a vocalist, choral adjudicator, music educator, and an avid volunteer in the arts throughout the region. Her featured work as soprano soloist with Symphonicity has been heard on WHRO radio broadcasts. She is thrilled to return to the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble as guest soloist this season! Previously she has sung with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra chorus and Roanoke Opera, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, the Dayton Opera, Dayton’s chamber choir “Musica!”, the United States Air Force Band of Flight, and has been active as a church musician. Mrs. Boothe has performed across the country and internationally in Canada and Russia. She has been sought after as a consultant and advocate for musical arts integration in the community, and has taught music education across the state of Virginia and Ohio since 2008. She completed studies in vocal performance, music therapy, dance and psychology at Radford University, and Immaculata University, and studied with regionally acclaimed soprano Elizabeth Curtis, Clarity James of the New York Opera, as well as renowned New York and Philadelphia-based vocal coach Diana Borgia-Petro. Mrs. Boothe lives in Chesapeake with her husband and their 5 children. She loves to garden and take family walks in their quiet neighborhood.
Jeff Joyner taught music in the Newport News Public Schools for 32 years after receiving a degree in Vocal Performance/Music Education from ODU. Having sung for several years with the VA Opera chorus and performed throughout the area as a soloist, church musician, accompanist, and arranger, he is also an actor/ singer specializing in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan and Stephen Sondheim. Jeff currently serves as tenor section leader at St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton and is the proud co-parent of two rambunctious rescue chiweenies, Buddy and Sally.