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The Wenatchee Apollo Club is a male chorus located in Wenatchee, Washington. Known  as the "Apple Capital of the World", Wenatchee lies adjacent to the Columbia River in a semi arid  climate that, with irrigation, grows a wide variety of luscious fruit and is fast becoming one the the state's premier wine producers.

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      Our Director
Ron Bermingham

After a busy career in music spanning more than 45 years, Ron and his wife Joyce packed up their worldly chattels in New Orleans in the summer of 2015 and headed northwest to Wenatchee to settle in the Apple Capital where their daughter Michelle, a local ophthalmologist, and her family had been living for a number of years. They arrived mid July at a time when Wenatchee’s music scene was relatively quiet, when repeated attempts to meet local musicians resulted only in unanswered emails and phone messages, when summer music events were either over or well underway. By mid August, Ron was close to having worn a visible trench in the living room carpet with his idle pacing, when his daughter mentioned two of her colleagues in the Ophthalmology Department at the Clinic who appeared regularly with the Apollo Club. She suggested he get in touch. He did, and it was a perfect match.

Ron began singing in a high school that had been able to provide him with wide exposure to choral and instrumental music. Among the most memorable and influential secondary school experiences was his charter membership in a very successful barbershop quartet that performed regularly both at school and in the community. He carried that secondary school training and experience to Colgate University where for the next 4 years, he sang in and co-directed the university’s renown male a cappella group, the Colgate 13. In his early 20s with a bass voice beginning to mature, Ron began singing in community choirs, first as a member of the chorus, then as a soloist. One gig led to another, and before many years had passed, he emerged in Seattle as a finalist in the regional Metropolitan Opera Auditions. He didn’t make it to New York that time around, but no matter, the Canadian Opera snapped him up and brought him to Toronto where for the next four years he appeared throughout Canada and the United States in concert, oratorio, and operatic productions. A “European Period” followed with singing and studying in Belgium, Holland, France and Germany, then back to North America for additional training and performing in Phoenix, Montreal, Halifax, Toronto, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Tampa, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, and finally Wenatchee. That story, too long to be recounted here, can be found in part at www.ronbermingham.com.

In the early 2000s, as an Assistant Chair of the Theatre Department and head of the Musical Theatre Division at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, Ron began teaching voice and directing/conducting musicals, thus transitioning from a life on the wicked stage to one in the classroom, voice studio and orchestra pit. In spite of a long career “on the boards”, he has never lost sight of his love for choral singing, and has directed choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, and a cappella groups in communities, high schools, and universities along the way. Since arriving in Wenatchee, Ron has joined colleagues at the Columbia River Music Conservatory, where he teaches studio voice and directs CRMC’s Youth Choir.

According to Ron, there is no musical sound more thrilling than 60 mature, male voices raised in song. He has only one word to describe it: “awesome”. Ron is honored to have been chosen to direct the Apollo Male Chorus and is looking forward to leading the men through many hours of great choral singing.


Club President

Randy Baldwin




Current Happenings




Fall Kickoff Picnic
Tues. Aug. 2th, 2015
6:00PM at Walla Walla Park's down river shelter
Check with your section leader on what to bring!

Interested new singers-
just come, meet and greet.

Beginning September 8th
Regular rehearsals  Tuesdays, 7:00 pm at Eastmont Junior High choir room.
Under the direction of Glenn Carr for our Christmas Concert



View photos of
"Bad Boys" performance at
Apple Blossom Festival




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