Catherine “Kitty” Beller-McKenna became the second music director of Women in Harmony in the fall of 1999, bringing to the group extensive experience in conducting both women’s and mixed choruses in community and collegiate settings. A believer in the potential of both music and language to effect social change, Kitty is strongly committed to Women in Harmony’s tradition of singing out for equality and social justice. She is known for her innovative programming, her wide-ranging musical interests embracing a variety of styles and cultures, and her ability to work with adult volunteer singers from a wide variety of musical backgrounds.
Deana Ingraham Gurney has accompanied for a variety of organizations across the US. As a resident of Portland, she has played with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Opera Repertory Theater, Portland Players, the Maine Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Oratorio Chorale in Brunswick. A consummate musician and technically skilled player, Deana is equally comfortable in a wide variety of styles.