About Us

Second Generation Manchester Choral Society is an auditioned youth choir whose members represent six Manchester area middle and elementary schools. Established in the spring of 2012, through a collaboration between Manchester Choral Society (MCS) and Manchester Community Music School ( MCMS), 2G MCS provides a unique opportunity for exceptional young singers to perform a variety of choral works. Both MCS and MCMS are committed to educational outreach and to providing young students with experiences that promote a love of music. Directed by Krystal Morin, and accompanied by Elizabeth Blood, the choir meets at MCMS weekly.

Dan Perkins, Artistic Director

Dr. Perkins is in his twentieth year at Plymouth State University, where he is professor of music and director of choral activities. In 2007, he was honored with the first Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professorship. Dr. Perkins is also music director of the New Hampshire Master Chorale, and has served as the principal guest conductor of the Vietnam National Opera and Ballet in Hanoi, guest conductor of the Dartmouth Concertato Singers, Dartmouth Handel Society, and as the music director of the Hanover Chamber Orchestra, and New Hampshire Friendship Chorus. Perkins’ choirs have performed and studied in Canada, England, Peru, Vietnam, South Africa, the American southwest, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Austria, South Korea, Brazil, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Morocco, Portugal, and throughout New England.

Perkins is a co-founder, with Dr. Trish Lindberg, of the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative, and pianist for Trio Veritas. He holds DMA and MM degrees from the University of Southern California, and a BMu from Brigham Young University. He continued his studies as a Fulbright Scholar in Finland.

Krystal Morin, Music Director

Krystal Morin is a recent graduate from Plymouth State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. During her time at PSU, her primary focus was voice, which she studied with Amanda Munton, with secondary emphasis on piano, which she studied with Dr. Carleen Graff. She was the recipient of the PSU Choral Fellowship with Dr. Dan Perkins, director of choral activities, from 2009-11. Krystal is in her first year of teaching music at ConVal High School in Peterborough, NH. She is the current music director of Second Generation Manchester Choral Society (2GMCS) and on the faculty at the Manchester Community Music School teaching private voice and piano. She currently sings in the Manchester Choral Society and the New Hampshire Master Chorale. Krystal is from Milford, NH.

Elizabeth Blood, Accompanist

Elizabeth Blood, Education Coordinator and Piano Faculty at Manchester Community Music School, holds a B.M. Degree from Northwestern University, where she was a recipient of the Helen L. Teich scholarship, as well as two M.M. Degrees from Florida State University in Accompanying/Chamber Music and Opera Coaching. Ms. Blood currently serves as a Staff Accompanist/Lecturer at the University of New Hampshire and has served on the faculties of Shorter College (Rome, GA), Plymouth State University and Keene State College. Ms. Blood has also served as a collaborative pianist for the Opera in the Ozarks (AK), the Barga Institute (Italy) and the American Institute of Musical Studies (Graz, Austria). An active freelance musician, she has served as accompanist for the Granite State Opera, New Hampshire Opera Theatre, the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Mobile Opera Competition. Recent performances in the Greater Boston area include collaborations with Opera Providence, Boston Midsummer Opera, New England Light Opera and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. An active church musician, she is currently the Music Director at Christ the King Lutheran Church (Nashua, NH), and has served churches in FL, GA and IL. She also sings in the Manchester Choral Society and serves as the Accompanist for the NH All-State Women’s Chorus as well as other NHMEA festival ensembles.

Members

Anderson, CamrynSouthside MS - Manchester
Anderson, RyanSouthside MS - Manchester
Carver, MeredithHillside MS - Manchester
Champagne, ReneeMcLaughlin MS - Manchester
Clark, SadieSouthside MS - Manchester
DeGennaro, AbbieMemorial ES - Bedford
Garas, SophiaMemorial ES - Hudson
Geraghty, GabbyLondonderry North ES - Londonderry
Hughes, EmilyBartlett Elementary - Goffstown
Mandeville, CameronMemorial ES - Bedford
McCulloch, NatalieWest Running Brook MS - Derry
McPhee, MachennaSouthside MS - Manchester
Parry, KaerysSouthside MS - Manchester
Rigney, AlexandraSouthside MS - Manchester
Suardi, ElenaCountry Village Montessori - Amherst
Turner, KatieMcKelvie MS - Bedford
Wright, LilyHillside MS - Manchester