Our History

In the summer of 2001, Cynthia Haberman Marlette assembled a small, dedicated group of vocalists who recognized a lack of choral opportunities for adult singers in the Coeur d’Alene area, and made a decision to form a new chorale. The Northwest Sacred Music Chorale was born.  Click Here for a full history.

Our Mission

We exist to promote the highest standards in performance of quality choral music including sacred, classic & secular works for the enjoyment and education of its members and audiences.

Our Organization

 Chorale Coeur d'Alene is a non-profit organization under IRS 501(c)(3). Your contribution may be tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for details.



Dr. Stanley McDaniel

Interim Conductor/Artistic Director Emeritus

Dr. Stan McDaniel is well known to Inland Northwest audiences as a choral conductor, composer, and founder/ director of the Westminster Chamber Orchestra.

He holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Sacred Music from the University of Southern California where he majored in choral and orchestral conducting.

He has studied with and sung under premier choral conductors of the 20th century including Olaf Christiansen, Lara Hoggard, and Rodney Eichenberger.

David Brewster
David Brewster

David Brewster holds the degrees of Master of Arts in Music (Washington State University, 2008) and Bachelor of Arts in Music (Whitworth University, 2006). His major teachers were Jeffrey Savage and Judith Schoepflin. Following graduation, David taught private and class piano at Whitworth University in addition to serving as a vocal and instrumental accompanist. He also taught as a graduate teaching assistant while at Washington State University. In 2007, David traveled to Vienna, Austria to participate in the Bösendorfer International Piano Academy, where he studied with Krassimira Jordan, Paul Barnes and Timothy Ehlen.


As a pianist, David has toured nationally and internationally with Irish tenor Michael Londra as part of his Celtic Fire tour. He served as accompanist for the Crescendo Community Chorus of Spokane from 2008 to 2013. Additionally, he has appeared as a keyboardist with the national tours of The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and Little House on the Prairie.


Most recently, David served as music director and conductor for Spokane Valley Summer Theatre’s productions of Oliver! and Bring It On. He has also appeared as a music director and keyboardist with Spokane Civic Theater, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre and Lake City Playhouse.

Chorale Board Members:

Patricia Matson, Chair
Neal Buckaloo, Vice chair
Peggy O'Phelan, Secretary
Vince Roland, Treasurer
Janneke Ewert, Director
Rick Gallien, Director
Judith Horton, Director
Judy Riffe, Director

Iain Fisher, Director