Sandborgs Honored at Second Presbyterian


Dr. Jeffrey P. Sandborg, Choir Director, and Marianne M. Sandborg,Organist / Soloist, were honored last Sunday at a special reception
marking 25 years of service to Second Presbyterian Church and the Roanoke Valley. As a part of their ongoing activities, Jeff directs the Chancel Choir of 35 voices and Marianne accompanies them at 11:00 AM Sunday morning services.  This dedicated couple came to Second Presbyterian in
1987 and has served continuously since.
Jeff Sandborg holds The Naomi Brandon and George Emery Wade Professorship in Music at Roanoke College where he has been Director of Choral Activities since 1985.  Marianne Sandborg is Resident Artist / Teaching Associate in the Fine Arts Department at Roanoke College.  A lyric soprano of international renown, she was a semifinalist in the New York Oratorio Competition and the Yrjö Kilpinen International Voice Competition and was first prize winner in the Philadelphia Cathedral/Diana Barnhart American Art Song Competition.
Throughout their successful tenure at the church, they have been part of many milestones and activities including: Installation of a new Goulding & Wood organ in the Sanctuary (2005) ; planning and coordination of numerous concerts which were provided free to the public (The Mozart Project, The Handel Project, The Bach Project), and an exciting Organ Dedicatory Concert.