Spirare Choir Accompanist Henry Mauser is a pianist from Seattle, Washington currently earning B.A. degrees in piano performance and biology at Gonzaga University. He studies with Greg Presley and has performed various accompanying roles for the Gonzaga Choral Ensembles, in addition to playing chamber music and vocal accompanying. As a solo pianist, he enjoys pieces of the Western tradition with technical challenges supporting honored musical ideas, and has performed the final movement of the Bartok Third Piano Concerto with the Spokane Symphony as part of MusicFest Northwest in 2019. Henry has also been featured on the KPBX Spokane Public Radio Piano Bench program and worked with various pianists in masterclasses. His interdisciplinary academic pursuits encourage his intellectual exploration, and he intends to seek an M.M. degree in piano performance next year.
Beth Rainey is a pianist, cellist and vocalist who had her musical start as a SAYC chorister in 1999. She has accompanied choirs and played for musical theaters in Spokane and Seattle for 15 years. Along with her musical pursuits, she has been on an educational track, teaching Spanish in bilingual preschools, elementaries and middle/high schools. She is currently working as a Student Support Specialist/ Spanish teacher in The Community School. It is a joy to return to her Spokane community and to her musical roots.