Village Singers

THE VILLAGE SINGERS
Come join our non-auditioned community chorus, now in our 20th year and under the direction of Jerry and Happi Berger. 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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Monday, December 10, 2012

Singing at Silverado

Yesterday we had the privilege of singing for the fine folks at the Silverado Senior Living Center in Lake Zurich.






Earl, our associate director, did another fine job filling in as director...




...and our extraordinary accompanist, Tara, kept us in the correct key...



In addition to singing nine of our concert pieces, our treasurer, Glynda, performed a solo and later led us all in singing Christmas carols with the residents...



Thanks for inviting us, Silverado.  It was a rocking good time for all!



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Annual Christmas Party at Barb's


Barb and Bob again opened their lovely home for our annual after-concert party.






Kathy joins Barb and her granddaughter for a photo...



Then everyone gathered by the television to view the DVD of the concerts...



Merry Christmas to everyone!  See all you singers in January for rehearsals, and all you spectators at our Spring Concerts in May!



Monday, December 3, 2012

Concert Highlights Video

The concerts this weekend were very well attended, with nearly 300 in the audience over the two nights.  At the bottom of this post is a video featuring highlights from each song.


Alpine Church set the stage with lights in the background and a screen showing winter shots...


Our guest drummer extraordinaire, Mike, played drums and tambourine for our song "Betelehemu,"a Nigerian carol.  You can see him in action in the video below.




And our director, Sara, sang "All Is Well" and again brought the house down.  Her solo is also featured in the video below...



 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Concert Weekend is Here!


The performances at Alpine Church will be presented on Saturday, December 1st at 7 pm, and again on Sunday, December 2nd at 3 pm.  A complimentary  "cookie party" will be held after each performance, giving everyone a chance to socialize, meet the singers, and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tickets are only $8 and children under 12 are free.  

Map is in the sidebar to the right.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Singing for Lake Zurich's Tree Lighting Ceremony


The Village Singers of Lake Zurich performed this afternoon for Lake Zurich's 25th annual tree lighting ceremony, singing five of the songs we'll be presenting at our concerts next weekend.  Our director, Sara, is in Italy for two weeks singing at an opera competition, so our assistant director, Earl, led us tonight, with 20 of our 35 members able to join us...




As you can see in the photo of the audience below, there was a good turnout for the event, with lots of kids anxious for Santa to arrive on the fire truck...



Then after a few words from Lake Zurich Village President, Suzanne Branding, she introduced Santa and together they lit the Christmas tree...



...and then everyone went inside to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate (donated by CostCo) and to allow the children to visit with Santa.  The events were sponsored by the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Lake Zurich.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Preview of Concert Selections

Still three weeks from performance dates and we still need some polishing on pieces, but here are brief snippets from each song we'll be singing.


 




Our concerts are quickly approaching!  


The performances at Alpine Church will be presented on Saturday, December 1st at 7 pm, and again on Sunday, December 2nd at 3 pm.  A complimentary  "cookie party" will be held after each performance, giving everyone a chance to socialize, meet the singers, and satisfy your sweet tooth.

For a preview of the concert, you can attend Lake Zurich's 25th annual tree lighting ceremony which will feature us (as well as Santa!)  It begins at 4pm and lasts until 6 pm on Saturday, November 24th, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road.

Enjoy free refreshments, sing some carols, and see Santa.

Tickets are $8 and children under 12 are free.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Christmas Concert 2012

Our concerts are quickly approaching!  


The performances at Alpine Church will be presented on Saturday, December 1st at 7 pm, and again on Sunday, December 2nd at 3 pm.  A complimentary  "cookie party" will be held after each performance, giving everyone a chance to socialize, meet the singers, and satisfy your sweet tooth.

For a preview of the concert, you can attend Lake Zurich's 25th annual tree lighting ceremony which will feature us (as well as Santa!)  It begins at 4pm and lasts until 6 pm on Saturday, November 24th, at Paulus Park, 200 S. Rand Road.

Enjoy free refreshments, sing some carols, and see Santa.

Tickets are only $8 and children under 12 are free.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Christmas Concert Information

Our first meeting for the winter concert will be Monday, August 27th at 7pm.  Registration will take place and music will be handed out.

The first rehearsal will be September 10th at 7pm, and board elections will also be held then.

The tentative song list for the concert includes these numbers:
  • All for a Baby (Ruth Elaine Schram)
  • Betelehemu
  • Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella (John Rutter)
  • Christmas Waltz  (Sammy Cahn)
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • In the Bleak Mid Winter
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
  • Little Saint Nick  (Brian Wilson)
  • Mary Did You Know
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel
  • Yule Be Swingin'  (Arr. by Mac Huff )
  • We Need a Little Christmas
  • Hallelujah Chorus finale (with audience members who wish to join in)

Our chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble open to anyone who loves to sing.  Rehearsal CDs will be available to assist in learning the music.  Come join us at Alpine Church in Lake Zurich (see map on the right.)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

After-Show Party at Barb's


Video Excerpts from Our Spring Concert

Here are brief excerpts from all the songs in our Spring Concert (Double click on video to see full screen.)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Preview Snippets of Spring Concert

Here is a brief video with snippets from the songs we'll present at next week's concert --  Amazing Grace, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Dr. Jazz, Good News! Chariot's Comin', I Am His Child, My Girl/My Guy, Shenandoah, St. Louis Blues, Sweet Georgia Brown, Under the Boardwalk, Wheels of A Dream, and Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine.



Friday, March 23, 2012

2012 Spring Concert on May 5th and 6th



Our annual Spring Concert is "Wheels of A Dream" and will include the following songs:




  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"
  • "Amazing Grace"
  • "Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine"
  • "Doctor Jazz"
  • "Good News, Chariot's Comin'"
  • "I Am His Child"
  • "My Girl/My Guy"
  • "Shenendoah"
  • "St. Louis Blues"
  • "Sweet Georgia Brown"
  • "Under the Boardwalk"
  • "Wheels of A Dream"

Performances are at Alpine Church at 7 pm on Saturday, May 5th and 3 pm on Sunday, May 6th.

Admission is $7 for adults