Spring concert to feature Nichole Dechaine

Musicians from Cabrillo and Lompoc high schools will also perform
2013-04-19T00:00:00Z Spring concert to feature Nichole DechaineStaff report Santa Maria Times
April 19, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Nichole Dechaine will be the guest artist at this year’s award-winning Lompoc Pops Orchestra spring concert, with Maestro Rodolfo Fernandez at the helm. 

The evening concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St. in Lompoc.

Dechaine is a voice instructor at Westmont College and also teaches music at Santa Barbara City College. She received her bachelor of music degree from the University of Redlands and her master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees in vocal performance from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

She is a member of the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Quire of Voyces, the Schola and Choir at the Old Mission Chorale, Opera Santa Barbara and has performed many leading roles in opera as well as musical theater.

Dechaine will entertain the audience with pieces from “Westside Story” as well as doing “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from “Carousel.” In addition, she has chosen to sing a special selection entitled “America, My Home.”

Audience favorites will round out the concert, including “Take Me Out To The Ball Game,” a medley from “Dances With Wolves” and “America The Beautiful” among others.

A recent tradition for the spring concert is incorporating top musicians from both Cabrillo and Lompoc High Schools. Students will join the orchestra in the second half of the program and perform several selections under the direction of Assistant Conductor Glen Newcomb.

This year’s program artwork was created by Dr. Tonya Schultz, an educator, psychotherapist and author of “You Can Balance your Life.”

Ticket are $15 for adults, $5 for students of all ages with student ID shown at the door, and free for children 12 and under.

To reserve tickets or for more information, call


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