SARAH KOLLER says her musical influence probably came from her great-grandmother, who led many church choir groups - she still has Martha's Spinet piano to this day! Sarah has music experience ranging from school choir and madrigals back in Central Illinois where she grew up, to a capella groups, and some piano study as well. When she moved to California, Sarah helped start a fund-raising business for the local school district through the Mt. Diablo Music Education Foundation. From that experience she met musicians and joined "Sing Out, Louise!", whose first performance happened one blustery day on the deck of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, a WWII Liberty Ship in San Francisco.
She followed the events of the Diablo Women's Chorale for a couple of years and attended the Yuletide Carols Christmas concert, but couldn't commit to rehearsals. Once settled into a career with more flexibility, Sarah thought it was time to get back to singing. She's enjoying every minute with this group of talented and fun-loving ladies and the opportunities for fellowship. Her contributions to the group include stints on the Board as Member-At-Large from 2013-2014, Secretary from 2014-2015, and her current position since 2015.