Village Singers

THE VILLAGE SINGERS
Come join our non-auditioned community chorus, now in our 21st year, now under the direction of Valerie Lota. All are welcome to join! Rehearsals are on Mondays at 7:00 pm at St. Peter UCC Church in Lake Zurich (see sidebar on the right.)
All are cordially invited to join in on the fun!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Village Singers party at Koldon's

It was a bittersweet gathering for the Village Singers of Lake Zurich yesterday -- a combination of joy and pride in another delightful performance for the community, but muted by the sadness marking the end of an era as Jeannine Saltman, our founder and director for a dozen years, has decided to retire from the chorus.


Several dozen singers again enjoyed Barb's warm hospitality at her beautiful home...


...and relished the dinner provided for us...


...and then all viewed the DVD of the concert, laughing and clapping at the appropriate places and reliving the fun and hard work of the 4 month concert season...



Three hours later it was time to bid "adieu" to Jeannine and present her with several gifts...


...and the poignant words of thanks and outpouring of love directed to Jeannine were overwhelming and the ever ebullient and gregarious Jeannine was noticeably moved.

Thanks, Jeannine and Byron -- and enjoy your retirement knowing our prayers and thoughts and love go with you in your travels!

And singers -- keep checking this site to learn who the new director will be and when rehearsals resume in the Fall.

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