Our choir is directed by Ms. Deleen Davidson, a classically trained opera singer with ongoing performances throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. As a highly successful visual & performing artist, she has balanced art and music since early childhood. Though a native of New Orleans, she spent several years abroad, studying painting and voice, and teaching in Germany and Austria through Rotary and Fullbright scholarships. Her main stage roles include numerous performances in the New Orleans Opera, the Gulf Coast Opera and in Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance series in New York where she debuted in 2005. Ms. Davidson relocated to Hot Springs soon after Hurricane Katrina rearranged her life in 2005.
Kristen La Madrid
Kristen is a native of Hot Springs and has served as our church’s Organist since January 2014. She holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from the University of Miami in Florida. In addition to our church, Kristen is a Pianist and Instructor at National Park Community College, a Pianist for Ouachita Baptist University Music Department, the Pianist at the Bonnerdale Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the Pianist for the Choir at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA). In addition to her own private musical instruction Kristen accompanies for many community events throughout Hot Springs including the Muses Creative Artistry Project and the “Baron’s Ball” for Levi Hospital. She is also proficient in percussion instruments, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, harpsichord, and voice.