Executive Director, Melissa Payton


Melissa Payton graduated from Missouri Baptist University with a degree in Vocal Performance. Shortly after graduation, she joined the Bach Society as their Soprano Young Artist in 2004 and continues to sing in the Chorus today as a Principal Singer. Melissa accepted the position of Executive Director in the Spring of 2013 and is excited about contributing to the success of the organization in her new role. A native of Florissant, Missouri, Melissa now resides with her husband and daughter in Olivette.

Executive Assistant, Rachel Jones

Rachel Jones joined the administrative team with the Bach Society in 2017. She currently holds the position of Executive Assistant and is a volunteer first soprano with the Chorus. Her background is in education, and she has held positions teaching English, Business Skills and Intercultural Communication. While living abroad for twelve years in Switzerland, France and Germany she gained invaluable experience singing in choruses all over the world. A native of Sycamore Hills, Rachel, her partner and three children are now settled in St. Louis County.


Douglas H. Wilton, Chair

James Chalmers, Vice Chair

Andrew V. Wuellner, Treasurer

Aaron Chickos, Secretary

Keith Fredlund, Chorus President

Stephen Bolen

J. Michael Clear

Bill Doub

Megan Flaskamper

Becky Hauk

Doug Kouba

Barry Kirk

José Silva

Ben Stotler

Anne von der Heydt


Jeanene Dugan

Catherine Edwards

Todd Harper

Roisin Hughes

Ron Klemm

Deane H. Looney

Eleanor Mullin

Cynthia Murdoch

Jan and Katy VerHagen