Board of Directors

Cheryl Szof - President

Cheryl is a registered pharmacist (RPh) who has worked as a Drug Information Specialist at Children's Hospital of Michigan since 1986. She has been affiliated with Children’s Hospital of Michigan since 1982. Cheryl also sings with the St. John Vianney Catholic Church Choir in Shelby Township. She has been a Madison Chorale member since approximately 1994.

Rhett Billings - Vice President

Mr. Billings serves as a Market Development Representative in sales with WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone. His love for music and performing go back to his junior and senior high school days when he was a never-miss member of the advanced choirs. He enjoys public speaking and won 4th place in the Oregon State High School speech tournament (Radio Speaking Division). With that, he frequently serves as Chorale emcee, scripting and introducing the choir’s concert pieces. His lifelong love of Elvis Presley music found an outlet in many venues, winning him several tri-city talent contests, leading roles in high school musicals, and even part-time professional entertainment. Working his way through college as a nursing home Activities Assistant, Rhett played his guitar and sang to the residents daily, an experience that changed the way he sees music. “It’s a healing agent,” he says. After graduating from Urbana University (Ohio) in ’92 with a BA degree in Social Service, Rhett moved back to Oregon to practice social work. Three years later, he returned to the Midwest spending the next 14 years in the trades, (HVAC & plumbing), before transitioning into sales at WOW!, where he has worked for over ten years. Rhett is starting his third year with the Chorale and looks forward to many more!

Mark Matthews - Past President

Mark has been with The Madison Chorale for thirteen years. After receiving his BA at Western Michigan University, he performed in various shows across the country highlighted by his time in Las Vegas. Singing in choirs most of his life, he is dedicated to spreading the joy that music provides and is honored to be a part of the chorale and to serve as its president.

Mrs. Mary Lambrix, Treasurer

Mary has always had a great love for choral music, whether through performance participation or event attendance. She has sung in choral groups since her elementary and high school years, progressing subsequently to community and church groups. Mary retired as an office manager after 39 years. She now assists in church offices, volunteers as chairperson of the Evangelization Committee, serves as a lector, and is a member of the Royal Oak Lions Club. She is proud of her three children, their spouses, and five beautiful grandchildren.

Ms. Brenda Braidwood, Business Manager and Secretary

Brenda has held various administrative positions throughout her lifetime and is a current Raiser’s Edge data assistant at National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica, Royal Oak. A member of Madison Chorale since 2011, she is also a member of St. Mary (Royal Oak) Folk Ensemble for 32 years, performing as cantor on a weekly basis. She is also a soloist/cantor for weddings and funerals. Brenda is former editor of the National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica (Royal Oak) weekly bulletin, the Shrine Herald, and, Shrine Today, the National Shrine’s twice per year alumni, parish and school magazine. Brenda crafts all promotional material for the chorale including programs, tickets, flyers, business cards, brochures, concert preparation material and correspondence.

Sue Brown - Librarian

Tom Allen - Webmaster

Jamie Kirkpatrick - Social Media Specialist