Lorena grew up in Southern California and Utah and moved to the Denver side of the Rocky Mountains in 2003. Named for an antebellum song on a Mormon Tabernacle Choir LP, it is fitting that she delights in the choral arts. Singing Ein deutsches Requiem at Chautauqua with the Colorado Music Festival set the stage for future collaborative Colorado choral adventures, including Kantorei, Colorado Saints Chorale and Orchestra, St. Martins Chamber Choir, the Aspen Music Festival, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, New Hope Presbyterian, and the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado. Lorena plays violin for the Castle Rock Orchestra in her hometown where she manages a large studio, teaching voice, violin, viola, cello, piano and summer theater and fiddle camps. She is an avid skier, dancer, occasional poet, indoor/outdoor botanical collector, Douglas County School District gifted education advisor, and organizer of music programs at two Castle Rock care centers. Her magnum opus, raising four Colorado native children with her husband, Scott, is a work in progress which supplies much gaudium et lætitiam.