Bio: Director of Music

Nancy Callahan, Director

Director of Music at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, Nancy Callahan serves as the director of the Tampa Oratorio Singers.

She has conducted major choral works with professional orchestras, including works by Brahms, Fauré, Beethoven, Handel, Dvorak and Gounod.

With a Masters Degree in Music from the University of South Carolina, Nancy’s professional career is ever expanding. She is a past Dean of the American Guild of Organists, a participant in the Spoleto Festival in organ concert and choral conducting. Nancy served as Director of Music at Hyde Park United Methodist Church for 25 years, taking the Chancel Choir to London, Florence, Vienna, and Paris. and she has conducted European Choral performances in major cathedrals.

Nancy has three sons, Christopher, Miles, and Robert; her husband, John L. Hyer, holds a Masters degree from Juilliard and is a former operatic soloist. John is a member of TOS and frequently provides a solo performance.

Nancy’s goals for TOS are to continue the traditions of the group as Tampa’s oldest choral organization; to increase its professionalism, musical integrity and repertoire; to provide opportunities for the best vocal and instrumental musicians; and to enable the group to play a major role in enhancing the cultural profile of the Tampa Bay area.