William B. Richter - Artistic Director

Bill Richter - Artistic Director

William B. Richter is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music and has completed graduate studies in choral conducting at Boston University and Westminster Choir College.  Bill taught in Plymouth and Brookline early in his career and since 1983 he has been a Choral Director and administrator in the Scituate Public Schools.  He directs five choirs at Scituate High School (SHS) where over 20% of the school population is enrolled in the choral program.  As an administrator, Bill serves as the Program Specialist for Music and oversees instruction, budget and programs for grades K-12.  His SHS choirs have been featured in local performances with recording artists Josh Groban, Michael Crawford, the Barenaked Ladies and Kenny Loggins.  Bill also serves as the Chorusmaster for the Plymouth Philharmonic High School Choral Consortium and prepares groups regularly for combined performances with the Phil.

Throughout his career, Bill has been involved in the Massachusetts Music Educators Association in numerous leadership positions.  He has been the Southeastern District chairperson for four years recently and is a frequent adjudicator.  Bill has been the manager of the MMEA Allstate Chorus, the Southeastern District Senior Chorus five times and has conducted the Western and Southeastern District Junior Treble Choruses.  Bill has also served as President of SEMSBA for two terms, conducted its Junior and Senior Choruses on several occasions and will conduct the Senior SEMSBA Chorus again this spring.  Along with his teaching duties, Bill is the Music Director of the First Trinitarian Congregational Church (UCC) in Scituate, MA.

Email Bill at director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org

Elizabeth Chapman Reilly - Artistic Director

Elizabeth Chapman-Reilly Artistic Director

Elizabeth Chapman Reilly is well known in southeastern Massachusetts as an accomplished and versatile accompanist. She studied piano, organ, and voice at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and subsequently earned her Masters in Music from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Since completing her formal education, she has worked in many area churches and schools as organist, pianist, and choir director. She currently serves as Music Director of the First Congregational Church in Middleborough and Director of Traditional Worship at Faith Community Church in Plymouth.

Elizabeth is a keen student of history who enjoys developing interesting and vital programs for the chorus, as well as creating engaging program notes for each concert. She and her husband John, parents of two adult children, have been residents of Middleborough since 2015.

Email Elizabeth at director@pilgrimfestivalchorus.org