Cape Fear Chorale

Providing Excellent Choral Music to the Cape Fear Region

Phone: 910-444-1135


Chorale Members:

  Lee Andre    Susan Gardner~    Kahla Nelson
   Allen Bell     Jim Glasenapp*    Larry Oldham#
   Jane Both    Doris Graybar    Jeanne Owens
   Gayle Brandon    Liz Halloran*    Janice Rompala
   Melody Bryan#    Sherry Heuber    Sandy Rowe
   John Burnham    Ed Hoefer    Charles Sanders~*
   Raymond Burt    Lucinda Houck*    Myrtle Sanders~+
   Curtis Campbell    Margaret Hutchins~*    Nancy Seamans
   Susan Carron    Amy Luck    Judy Siebold
   Les Conner    Diane Lusk    Alexa Swann
   Patty Conner*    Anne Matney    Jenn Tabor
   Cheryl Cribbs~    Belinda Mayhew    Jennings Trawick
   Erin Cuellar    Kaitlyn McCrary    Marilee Tremlett
   Angela Daughtry    Hank Montgomery    Kevin Ulisnik
  Christy Demory    Cindy Moore    Gina Vanderwal#
   Rachelle Dries    Emily Morgan    Alex Vedder
   Karen Driskill    Mary Morgan#    Tabitha Vedder
   Melissa Duffield    Edna Mory    Todd Vernon#
   Don Ellson    Javier Mory    Tanya Wheeler
   R’Lou Ellson*    Vance Moser    David Whitehill
   John Frye, Jr.    Jennifer Mueske    Rob Williams*
~ Charter Member
# Board Officer
+ Attendance Secretary
* Previous Board Officer
Webmaster, Marty Brown

Jerry S. Cribbs, Music Director

Mr. Cribbs lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, where he served New Hanover County Schools from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. He taught choral music at E. A. Laney High School, John T. Hoggard High School, and Winter Park Elementary School.

He also served as Director of Arts Education, Director of Arts Education and Public Relations, and as Director of Human Resources. Mr. Cribbs also served as an adjunct instructor for the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and the Fine Arts and Humanities Department at Cape Fear Community College.

As an active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the Eastern United States, Mr. Cribbs has conducted well over 100 district choruses, festivals, and school and church clinics. He has a Bachelors of Music and a Masters of Music in music education, as well as a Certificate of Supervision from East Carolina University, inclusively. He has public school teaching experience in choral, instrumental, and general music at all levels, K-12. Mr. Cribbs has taught at the college level in the areas of choral music, choral methods, music fundamentals, and music appreciation.

Mr. Cribbs currently is the Director of Music Ministries at Grace United Methodist Church, Wilmington, NC. He conducts two choirs at Grace, Chancel Choir and Grace Ringers. Mr. Cribbs has served as a church music director since 1968.

He also performs as a tenor soloist within the area.

He is a member of the North Carolina chapter of American Choral Directors’ Association (NC-ACDA) and has served on the board. He currently maintains membership in the Wilmington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). Mr. Cribbs is a member of and has held offices in the North Carolina Music Educators' Association (NCMEA).

In 2008, Mr. Cribbs received the Lara Hoggard Award for Distinguished Service In Choral Music In North Carolina. He was awarded the East Carolina School of Music Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009.

He is married to Cheryl Cribbs, and they have two adult sons, Adam and Neil

Elizabeth (Libby) Oldham, Organist, Pianist, and Rehearsal Accompanist

Libby is a native of Wilmington, NC, but has lived in five different states and two foreign countries. She received the Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance and Music Education from Campbell University and completed graduate studies in Fort Worth, TX. As an educator, she has taught Music, English and Spanish in North Carolina and Florida. Since 2002, she has been a Staff Accompanist at Campbell University.

Libby is in demand throughout the region as a vocal and instrumental accompanist, participating in state and regional competitions for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, student and professional recitals, choral festivals and concerts, and music camps.

Libby and her husband Larry have four children and twenty-one grandchildren.