by Daniel Hathaway
Founded in 1892 and now the oldest continuing performing organization in town, the all-male Singers’ Club of Cleveland has continued to make history by recently appointing Natalie Mallis as its first woman director. “They’ve had female guest conductors before, but no one has been around for the whole rodeo,” Mallis noted in a recent telephone conversation.
Mallis, who holds degrees from Kent State and Bowling Green State Universities and is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at the University of North Texas, began meeting with the leadership of the Singers’ Club at the beginning of June.
“It was interesting to get to work with the board of the organization even before getting to work with the singers,” she said. “It was essential for planning a good transition. [Read more…]