Home Music and Performing Arts Ghost Ranch Chorale: Beside Still Waters with Adam Waite, Barbara Hulac & Leena Waite – G24070203

Ghost Ranch Chorale: Beside Still Waters with Adam Waite, Barbara Hulac & Leena Waite – G24070203

Jul 07 – 13 2024

Each year, people from all over come to Ghost Ranch to experience the peace that comes with its stunning natural surroundings, and the beautiful community that gathers to learn, think, and sing.  This year’s theme, “Beside Still Waters,” embodies the spirit of finding comfort through the presence of God, nature and our community in our lives.  

Accompanied by pianist Barbara Hulac and violinist Leena Waite, conductor Adam Waite will lead the chorale in a week-long immersive, culminating in a festival concert featuring works by Malcolm Dalglish, Elaine Hagenberg, Stephen Paulus and Z. Randall Stroope – overlooking the stunning Cerro Pedernal from the Agape Worship Center.


  • Adam Waite

    Adam Waite, conductor, composer and pianist, is the Minister of Music at Denver Colorado’s historic Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church. In addition to overseeing the church’s broad musical and artistic programming, Adam also conducts Montview’s Westminster Choir: an 80-voice mixed chorus that is the cornerstone of weekly worship.

    As a composer, he has worked with over forty different Broadway casts as Music Supervisor and Director for Broadway Cares: Carols for a Cure; written string arrangements for the folk trio I’m With Her; and co-composed the score to the PBS documentary, No Job for A Woman: The Women Who Fought To Report WWII.

    Prior to Montview, Adam lived and worked in the New York City area, where he was Co-Artistic Director and Resident Conductor for Lyrica Chamber Music and the Director of Music at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township, NJ.

  • Barbara Hulac

    Barbara Hulac is the Associate Minister of Music and Organist at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church in Denver, Colorado. During her 40+ years of music ministry at Montview, Barbara has collaborated with countless musicians and ensembles, including the Denver Brass, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Children’s Chorale and the Atlantic Brass Quintet. In her role as rehearsal accompanist and administrator for Montview’s Westminster Choir, she has accompanied and helped prepare nearly every major work from the choral standard repertoire, including: Brahms: A German Requiem, Hindemith: When Lilacs Last In the Dooryard Bloom’d, and Vaughan-Williams: Hodie.
    A native of Pennsylvania, Barbara received her first church organist positions during her teenage years. She earned a Bachelors Degree in Church Music with a Major in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College, where she studied with Donald McDonald, Robert Carwithen and George Lynn. Ms. Hulac has previously been organist at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and assistant organist at St. John’s Cathedral, both in Denver.

  • Leena Waite

    Leena Waite enjoys a career in both nonprofit work and music, seeking different ways of making a difference. She is the Member & Program Coordinator of The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN), which helps nonprofits improve their effectiveness and efficiency. Before arriving at NCN, Leena was the Director of Programming at America’s Grow-a-Row, a non-profit that grows and gleans fresh produce for hunger agencies and food desert areas across New Jersey. She also served as the Director of Children’s Ministries for the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township.

    As a violinist, Leena has been a Teaching Artist for The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Education and Community Partnership Program, section violinist for the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, and principal section leader for the Lyrica Chamber Orchestra. She has recorded alongside numerous artists including: NYC chamber pop band alice, Grammy-nominated trombonist Alan Ferber, violinist Jenny Scheinman, her brother Adam Gilbert, and has appeared in live performance on Good Morning America. She is a frequent contributor to the music program at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church.

    Leena holds a BFA and Jazz Minor in Violin Performance from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters of Music and Masters in Improvisation from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Arts in Ministry from Drew Theological School. She loves to bike, hike, run, swim, ski and cook, especially with family and friends.