Meet Our Directors

Bruce CooperBruce Cooper

How long have you been associated with PCC? I joined in 2005
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1967
Immediate family: Daughter Cathy and two grandchildren in Parker (Denver area) Colorado; Daughter Cindy and two grandchildren in Concord, MA
Occupation/Employment: Retired; worked for Alcoa for 38 years
Interests/Hobbies: Singing, Rowing, Web Design, Travel
Favorite type of music: Anything but rap
Favorite vacation spot: Deer Valley YMCA camp in the Laurel Highlands
Other comments: Being a member of the PCC family continues to be a great joy, singing great music with wonderful people

Alan CrittendenAlan Crittenden

How long have you been associated with PCC? I joined in 2004
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1981
Immediate family: Daughters: Kathryn, Elizabeth, Victoria; Son: John
Occupation/Employment: General Counsel, Utility Service Partners, Inc.
Interests/Hobbies: Music, Reading, Politics, Theatre, Cooking, Paddle, Golf, Skiing
Favorite type of music: Opera
Favorite vacation spot: London
Other comments: The music choice was difficult because I enjoy most forms of classical music. Opera comes first because it combines my love of music and theatre. I have lived many places, but enjoy Pittsburgh best because it has so much of everything cultural and recreational in a conveniently sized package.

Ron ErhartRonald Erhart

How long have you sung with PCC?  Since 2012
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? I have lived in Pittsburgh my entire life other than during my period of military service.
Immediate family: I have been married for 37 years. I have 2 children and 2 grandchildren
Occupation/Employment: Semi retired attorney. I worked for 36 years with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Interests/Hobbies: Choral singing, reading and history.
Favorite type of music: Classical, jazz
Favorite vacation spot: Europe, especially in the Alps.
Other comments: I have sung with the Teutonia Maennerchor for 25 years

Reed HarveyReed Harvey

How long have you been associated with PCC? Since 2011
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1940
Immediate family: Wife Carol (Alto I)  Paul-son deceased   Matthew-son  golf professional 
Occupation/Employment: Registered financial representative,  retired high school social studies teacher 
Interests/Hobbies: Singing, reading, splitting wood
Favorite type of music: Southern gospel, country
Favorite vacation spot: Yellowstone

Helen HouggyHelen Houggy

How long have you been associated with PCC? Since 2006
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1969
Immediate family: Dave, David Jr., Kathy Ross, Eric Ross, gr.kids, Rachel and Ben
Occupation/Employment: Retired  H.S. teacher
Interests/Hobbies: Reading, gardening (flowers only), Community Bible Study
Favorite type of music: Classics, chorale, organ, Bluegrass Junction
Favorite vacation spot: Cruiseship
Other comments: So glad to be part of the PCC family!

Photo ComingEdward Jaicks

How long have you been associated with PCC? Since 2012
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1996
Immediate family: Wife Nancie, daughters Emily, Aubrey & son Charles
Occupation/Employment: Business broker; President of Strategic Edge, LLC
Interests/Hobbies: Play golf, tennis, softball, platform tennis (administer N. Park courts as non-profit president; on board of Pitts. region league as Men's VP), and follow all major sports, rugby, etc. Sing with Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. Elder, Membership & Evangelism, Leadership Development, New Members and Stewardship chair at Bakerstown Presbyterian; enjoy foreign languages, reading biographies, history & natural history
Favorite type of music: Classical, rock and country
Favorite vacation spot: Lake Michigan shore near Chicago area family
Other comments: Thrilled to serve with so many dedicated & talented PCC board members

Ron LargeRon Large

How long have you been associated with PCC? Since 1995 Prior to the Concert Chorale I was with the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh for ten years.
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? All of my life, except for one year in Columbus, OH. I've lost count of the years!
Immediate family: Wife Susie, son Tommy (dec.), daughter Elizabeth Boudreau of Gettysburg, PA, son Matthew (Lisa) of Fairview Park, OH and six grandchildren (Kiah, Graham, Grace and Cole Boudreau; Abby and Sam Large).
Occupation/Employment: Retired Chemical Engineer; employed by Consolidation Coal, Battelle Institute, Gulf Oil (R&D) and MSA (29 years).
Interests/Hobbies: In addition to singing (church choir and PCC), I enjoy biking, walking, reading, genealogy, stamp collecting, yard work and driving Miss Susie. Also a part-time musician: upright and guitar bass, ukulele, bones and tambourine.
Favorite type of music: Classical, Jazz and Blue Grass
Favorite vacation spot: Avalon NJ, North Myrtle Beach and Hawaii
Other comments: I really enjoy my job as music librarian for the Concert Chorale. I get to meet every singer and I know their number. The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale is a fine group of people that enjoys making beautiful music together.

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How long have you sung with PCC? Since 2009
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh?  Since 2000
Occupation/Employment: Accounting Manager and Designer for Pittsburgh Candy Buffet/Grandpa Joe's Candy Shop
Favorite vacation spot: Any beach



Robb MontgomeryRobb Montgomery

How long have you been associated with PCC? On the board for several years
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1960
Immediate family: Ann Montgomery (Soprano), Robert III (son), Laura Roth (daughter)
Occupation/Employment: President Montgomery Solutions Inc.
Interests/Hobbies: Boating, Pyrotechnics, Technical Theatre
Favorite type of music: Classic rock
Favorite vacation spot: Kiawah Island SC

Donald NaragonDonald Naragon

How long have you sung with PCC? Since 1986-7
Voice Part: Bass I
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1985
Immediate family: Wife Nancy, Mike Naragon (Krista & Eli), Becky Naragon Sienko (Glen, Dylan & Devon)
Occupation/Employment: Retired Chemist
Favorite vacation spot: Ocean City NJ, New England

Nancy NaragonNancy Naragon

How long have you sung with PCC? Since 1986-7
Voice Part: Soprano I
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? Since 1985
Immediate family: Husband Don Naragon, Mike Naragon (Krista & Eli), Becky Naragon Sienko (Glen, Dylan & Devon)
Occupation/Employment: Retired librarian
Interests/Hobbies: Singing, League of Women Voters, book clubs, bike riding, nature, science
Favorite type of music: Eclectic--choral, symphonic, jazz, folk in particular
Favorite vacation spot: Ocean City NJ, New England
Other comments:  Volunteer with various non-profits

Krista ReamKrista Ream

How long have you been associated with PCC? I joined the Chorale in August of 2007.
How long have you lived in Pittsburgh? I moved here in 2007 from Cleveland. Don't hold that against me.
Immediate family: My engineering husband (and the reason I moved here), Tony, and our wee little one, Eva.
Occupation/Employment: Chorale Manager (part-time) for the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, which allows me to do other projects on the side.
Interests/Hobbies: Acting, sketch comedy, writing and traveling.
Favorite type of music: I'm an equal opportunity music lover.
Favorite vacation spot: London
Other comments: This group is wonderful and I feel fortunate to be here!