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ON THIS PAGE: Choirs | Choir Director | Organist


The Chancel Choir, directed by Nancy Kromm, augmented by pipe organ, piano and other instruments.


We also have: 

  • The Children's Choir, directed by Peggy Spool.

  • The adult Bell Choir, directed by Jean Raby.

  • The Brass Ensemble.

Stone Church's Chancel Choir

Choir Director

Nancy Kromm earned her degrees at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, did post-graduate studies at Stanford University and is Associate Professor/Voice at Santa Clara University. She is a frequent performer, conductor and director outside Stone Church. She was the soprano soloist on the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Symphony recording of Nielsen's Third Symphony, London Decca recordings. 


Barbara Vella was born and raised in the Bay Area. She studied organ at San Jose State College and piano at CSU
Sacramento. She has extensive experience as a church organist and as an accompanist for choral groups, school choirs,
and soloists. She began organist career at Foothill Community Presbyterian Church on McKee Road in San Jose when
she was 18. She lived in several places in California and was always an organist wherever she lived. In Grass Valley, she
served as organist for the Sierra United Presbyterian Church in Nevada City, and when living in Monterey she was
organist at the First Presbyterian Church in Monterey. When she moved back to San Jose, she served as organist at
Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga under the direction of Leroy Kromm. Currently she is accompanist for
the San Jose Symphonic Choir.

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