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.