On behalf of everyone at Pacific Chorale, we are deeply saddened to share the news that Emeritus Board member Vina Williams passed away in the early hours September 27, 2022.
Vina has been a stalwart member of the Pacific Chorale family since 1969. She was a frequent featured soprano soloist, a Board member for multiple terms, and continued to sing as a member of the Chorale for many decades. A fierce and generous advocate for classical music and artists, she underwrote multiple Chorale concerts, chaired our Gala fundraiser three times, and was instrumental in the establishment of our Encore Society for planned giving. In 2014 we recognized Vina’s many contributions to the Chorale and to Orange County’s musical culture by awarding her the Entrepreneur in the Arts Award.
Our thoughts go out to her husband Tom, son Craig, and to all Vina’s loving family and friends.
A memorial service, open to all family and friends, will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 1pm in Grace Lutheran Church, 6931 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to the Pacific Symphony, www.pacificsymphony.org; and Pacific Chorale, www.pacificchorale.org.