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!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Concert 2011 Excerpts

Here are video snippets from our 2011 Christmas Concert.  Enjoy -- and join us for our next concert, either in the audience or up on stage with us!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our New Director, Sara Pardo

Sara Pardo is the owner and program director of the Long Grove Performing Arts Academy, and has eight years of experience as a vocal instructor, over twenty years of performance experience, and sixteen years of training in the arts, including an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and two graduate degrees (music and voice) from the University of North Carolina's School of the Arts. She is also an active performer with theater and opera companies in the Chicagoland area and beyond.

With direction of this week's successful Christmas Concerts completed, Sara is planning the 2012 Spring Concert lineup, and participation in these performances is open to all those interested in singing.  We are a non-audition chorus, so simply show up at our January 9th rehearsal and join in the fun!

Christmas Party at Barb's

Our traditional end-of-the-season party was again organized by hostess-extraordinaire Barb, complete with food, door-prizes, relaxed conversation, and a viewing of the concert video.

Thanks Barb!!!

"Christmas from the Heart" Concert

The Village Singers presented their Christmas 2011 concert on December 3rd and 4th.  Our president, Brian, introduced the songs and our new director to the audience...

Despite the disruption of losing our director after the third week of rehearsals, things got back on track with our founder, Jeannine Saltman re-assuming directorial duties until our new director, Sara Pardo, got on board.

"N-Tune" again entertained the audience...

...and Sara thrilled the crowd with her operatic-trained rendition of "Gesu Bambino"...

It is our tradition to invite audience members up to join us for the finale, Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus...

Thanks to Sara for rescuing us and for her superb directorial debut.  Thanks also to Jeannine for getting us through our rough patch, and a special thanks to our audience for supporting us with attendance and applause. We look forward to seeing all back here in May for our Spring Concert.