Director & Accompanist

Vance R. Sele, Director

A lifelong Oregonian with Minnesota Norwegian (a little Swedish) and Canadian (Icelandic) roots, Mr. Sele is a High School Choral Director in his 36th year as Choral Teacher and Guitar Teacher at Glencoe High School in Hillsboro, Oregon. He lives in Hillsboro with his wife Kyle where they enjoy working around the house on endless projects, and spending time with great friends. He is blessed with, and proud of two adult children, and two adult step children, all of which live active, positive lives in Santiago, Dominican Republic; Upland, Indiana; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington. He became the director of the Scandinavian Chorus in September 2010, and in his words, “really enjoy[s] working with such a kind and energetic group of musicians.”

Christopher H. Wilson, Accompanist

A life-long resident of the Portland/Vancouver area, Mr. Wilson is a professional classical piano accompanist with over 30 years of experience playing for numerous choirs, vocal soloists, dance companies, theater companies, and classical instrument ensembles and soloists. He also has private training in and performance experience as a flutist, cellist, and vocalist. His ongoing academic interests include various subjects within math, science, and engineering. His hobbies include music composition, computer programming, and geocaching.