HISTORY

CARITAS A CAPPELLA ENSEMBLE was formed in 2015, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cathy Youngblood. The group has inspired and delighted its Charlotte-area audiences with its challenging musical selections, its polished performances, and its vision to make an impact in the community.  In 201 7 Caritas A Cappella Ensemble was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization . 

MISSION

The mission of Caritas, 'a cappella artistry with a purpose', is lived out through our efforts to stimulate, develop, and promote the appreciation of acappella singing through public concerts, and through our donation of a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to charitable organizations.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Cathy Youngblood, Artistic Director and Conductor, is a graduate of California Lutheran University where she obtained both a B.A. in Organ Performance (summa cum laude) and a M.A. in Music Education, the recipient of various awards and honors. Her love for choral music began in an early music a cappella ensemble called Ars Nova, in Guatemala, where she lived for 17 years. She served as Assistant Director of the touring CLU Concert Choir, Director of the Madrigal Singers, and Teaching Assistant in Advanced Music Theory. Cathy is founding director of the Choral Society of Guatemala, performing Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with the Guatemalan Symphony Orchestra, under her baton. While in Guatemala, she was also the first director of a cappella ensemble Capella Cantorum. She has taught Advanced Music Theory and piano at Central Piedmont Community College, and composes choral music.  Cathy has developed various church music programs and she and her husband make their home in Charlotte.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Eric Johnson - President
Joy Eakley - Secretary
Sam Bomar - Treasurer
Linda Dumizo - Charity Liaison - Front of House
Scott Verner - Publicity
Elizabeth HindalMarketing
Rick Bean - Development                                                                                                                                                                      Sara Terrell - Grants

Singers

Sopranos
  • Mary Eppley
  • Patti Jones
  • Cecilia Moneta
  • Nonye Obichere
  • Sarah Towner
  • Amanda Williams
  • Victoria Wojciechowski
Altos
  • Joy Eakley
  • Amy Henion
  • Megan Jones
  • Irene Pointon
  • Christina Richiger
  • Nadia Shutkufski
  • Sara Terrell
Tenors
  • Francis Crochet
  • Carl Edgren
  • Robert Jones
  • Aaron McKone
  • Perry Mixter
  • Kevin Proffit
  • Jordan Taylor
Basses
  • Scott Benner
  • Sam Bomar
  • Michael Horai
  • Jarvis Miller
  • David Tang
  • Scott Verner
  • Jarret Ward
 

Caritas A Cappella Ensemble
P.O. Box 470908
Charlotte, NC  28247