Dr. Caroline Worra
Caroline believes nothing can touch the soul like music can. A Wisconsin native, her musical education includes a Doctor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and Minors in Choral Conducting and Music Education from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Piano and Vocal Performance from Luther College in Iowa. Caroline has sung with 80 opera companies including The Metropolitan Opera, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Lyric Opera and Tanglewood. She, and her husband Kreg Gotshall, taught Music/Choir/Drama together at Stanwich School in Geenwich, while Caroline also directed the Emerging Artist Program for the Charlottesville Opera and gives master classes at the Brevard Music Center for the Janiec Opera Company in North Carolina.
A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Heather Antonissen has performed throughout the United States in recital, symphonic concert, opera and cabaret shows. Her repertoire include performances with Chautauqua Opera, Opera San Jose, North Bay Opera, West Bay Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, and the San Francisco Choral Society. Her operatic roles include Carmen (Carmen), Dorabella (Così fan tutte), Giulietta (Les contes d’Hoffman), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro), Magdalena (Rigoletto), and the Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors and Hänsel and Gretel). She has won the National Association of Teachers of Singing competition and was regional finalist in the Pacific Region Met Competition. Since her move to New York City in 2014, she has sung with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Verismo Opera, Regina Opera and Amore Opera in addition to singing in concerts, theater and art song recitals.
Eddie Zheng, a native of New York City, is master's degree student of Paul Jacobs at the Juilliard School. With a focus on lyrical phrasing and articulate touch combined with thoughtful programming and spoken notes, Eddie has performed in cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Montreal, and Beijing, where he has helped new audiences in China discover the organ.
Eddie’s performances at the 2018 Schweitzer Competition and the 2019 Quimby Competition led to first place awards and his engagement as Artist-in-Residence at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, New York. He was recently appointed as Organ Associate at First Presbyterian Church Greenwich in Connecticut, where he encourages wider musical appreciation through service playing and youth involvement.
Having spent summers in the Catskills, Eddie created the ‘Organ Music in the Catskills’ series in 2021, performing recitals to enthusiastic local audiences. When not playing organ, Eddie loves cycling, gardening, and brewing espresso.
Working with children, young people and their families is Tara's calling and passion. Tara has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for the for the last 15 years and has worked for many of the private and public schools in Greenwich. For the last six years she has worked at First Presbyterian Church as a nursery school teacher, Sunday school teacher and Sunday Classroom Coordinator. This past year Tara has been working besides the children and youth in our congregation as the Interim Director of Children's Ministries.
Guiding and shaping young hearts and minds for Jesus is a privilege. It is Tara's desire for each child to have a real, personal, and authentic relationship with God.
In Tara's spare time she enjoys creating music, drawing, cooking, archery, and hiking to discover new places. She currently lives in central Greenwich with her two daughters who are three and twelve years old.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as this.” - Matthew 19:13-14