Karen Friedlander has been singing in several churches for the past 22 years. She started as a choir member, then became a cantor. The experience of singing before large congregations has led her to audition and perform in many community theatres as a hobby. The roles she is most proud of are Maria in The Sound of Music and Lily in The Secret Garden. Karen has been married for 23 years and is a mother of two. She works as a freelance court reporter and is a consultant for The Pampered Chef. Sharing her gift of music is an outlet for her. Karen has performed with the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra and understudied as a soloist at a 9/11 remembrance concert at Carnegie Hall. She is presently a cantor at St. Agnes Parish in Blackwood and a member of Messenger, a contemporary Christian band.