Ladybugz Interactive Agency is a funky co-op of Boston-based web designers and digital marketers. Our journey began in 2020 with the rebrand of the Worcester Children’s Chorus with Morgatize, Inc. Our new color palette, logos, and fresh, modern look are the result of a joyful work relationship with Morgan Kropa. She invited us to work with Ladybugz Interactive Agency for our next big project – to create a new, vibrant, customer-friendly website that reflected our new brand. Thank you to Morgan, Frank Pereira, our web designer, and the whole team at Ladybugz Interactive for giving so much time, heart and soul to this project.
Pamela Mindell has worked with a number of children’s choirs, including the Litchfield County Children’s Choir in CT and the Paradise City Children’s Choir, in Northampton, MA, which she founded in 2001.
In addition to her work with WCC, Pamela is also Music Director of the Cambridge Community Chorus. She has served on the faculties of Smith College, Clark University, and College of the Holy Cross. Under her direction, the Holy Cross choirs traveled to Italy and Spain, as well as throughout the Northeastern United States, singing in such venues as Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. Other performance highlights include a concert of Sacred Latin American music with renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, and Osvaldo Golijov’s Pasion segun San Marco, as part of the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Pamela served as Artistic Director of the Hotchkiss Summer Portals Vocal Chamber Program (CT) for high school singers for ten years.
Prior to her college teaching, Pamela spent a year in Sydney, Australia, conducting and singing professionally. As a soprano, Pamela has performed in several recitals with mezzo-soprano Justina Golden. She has sung with The Boston Secession and Emmanuel Music in Boston. Pamela received her doctorate in Choral Conducting from Yale University, where she studied with Marguerite Brooks and David Connell. She holds a master’s degree in Music Education with Kodàly Certification from The Hartt School as well as a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University.
President & Associate Director
Ilana graduated with a Master’s of Music in piano performance at Longy School of Music of Bard College; May 2017, under the direction of Leslie Amper. During her time at Longy she has performed at Pickman Hall, Sanders Theater at Harvard University, and the Dante Allegheri Society in Cambridge. She has collaborated with Longy’s Side by Side El Sistema program and the Boston Cello quartet. Being involved with Longy’s chamber program, Ilana has had the privilege to work extensively with Robert Merfeld.
She has performed solo and chamber works for the master classes of Peter Serkin, Frank Levy, Denis Kozhukhin, Wayman Chin, Randall Hodgkinson, Roland and Almita Vamos, Ming Feng Hsin and Wen Qian, Jennifer Koh, and Dylana Jenson.
Recently Ilana has joined flutist Maria Gabriela Alvarado, in presenting “Of Water and Clouds” a concert designed to highlight women composers and bring awareness to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. They have performed this concert in the New England area, and have been invited to perform in the Civic Morning Musical concert series in Syracuse, NY, as well as the Women in Music conference at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.
Ilana has been a faculty member of the Joy of Music Program in Worcester since 2017 and is a dance division pianist at Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Boston Ballet School. She also works as the collaborative pianist of the Worcester Children’s Chorus and South Lancaster Academy’s Il Voce, the select traveling choir, with whom she will be going on tour to Portugal in the spring and have the privilege to work with John Rutter as a rehearsal accompanist for the festival.
When not at the piano you can find Ms. Cady out walking her beagle, Ivy Ives or in the garden cultivating her favorite flower, Dahlias.
Vice President & Program Manager
Chris Wychorski serves as both Vice President of the Board as well as Program Manager for WCC. Her daughter Vivienne sang with the chorus for 7 years before graduating high school.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has over 20 years experience working in the non-profit sector. Since July 2019, Chris has also begun working concurrently for the Pakachoag Music School and hopes to strengthen the bond between the two Partners-in-Music.
Mary is passionate about the arts and education. A graduate of Framingham State and Boston College, Mary spent two decades as an educator in Watertown, Mass. Public School System as well as Lesley University. As a parent of three children in the Westborough school system, Mary is involved in school and cultural programs.
Susie Cabral serves as a board member and Chair of the Marketing Committee for WCC. Her daughter Katia has been singing with the chorus for over five years.
Susie works in technology marketing and owns her own consulting practice. Seen as a savvy Silicon Valley marketing leader with 15-year proven track record of delivering inventive marketing, creating high performing teams and consistently achieving results. Susie is involved in many local events and charities organizations. Passionate about advocacy for child causes as well as with dachshund rescues. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, International Business and Marketing from the University of San Francisco.
Chris is a Partner at Strategic Benefit Advisors, an employee benefits consulting firm based on Southborough, MA. He resides in Northborough with his wife Cindy and four children, who all enjoy making music in its many forms.
Chris grew up in a musical family and received instruction in classical piano and organ throughout his childhood years and in college. His father was an accomplished violinist and choir singer, his mother an organist.