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, December 16, 2014

Spring Concert Rehearsals Begin January 12th!



Broadway Rocks!  Everything Old Is New Again!


The concert will focus on the current spate of "catalog" musicals on Broadway that feature retro-pop and old rock-n-roll music from the '50s, '60s and '70s.

Come join us!  Rehearsals begin on Jan 12th at St. Peter Church (see sidebar on the right for directions.)  We are a non-auditioned choral and all are invited to join us. 




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Come Join us for our Spring Concert!

Rehearsals resume in January.

We are a non-auditioned community chorus and all are welcome to join regardless of where you live or what your singing experience is.  All members receive a rehearsal CD with your part as well as expert instruction from our professional musician director, Martin.

Here are a couple excerpts from our recent Christmas Concert -- two of our a cappella numbers:












Join in the fun!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Let's Party after the Concert!



Our hostess, Barb, working in the kitchen...





















Since we never get to see or hear the concert from the audience's perspective, we really relish being able to watch the DVD at our after-concert party!






Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Concert 2014

The Village Singers of Lake Zurich 2014 Christmas Concert was another huge success!
(click to enlarge photos)



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Behind the scenes:  Our accompanist, Tara, director Martin, and in the background, audio engineer, Jean, all contributed big time to our successful performances!



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As is our custom, audience members were invited to join us for our final number from Handel's "Messiah" -- the Hallelujah Chorus.  It's wonderful when there are so many joining us that it gets crowded up there!











Saturday, August 30, 2014

NOTE: New Location for Rehearsals

We will now rehearse at St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lake Zurich.  See sidebar to the right for the new address and the map to the church.

Meet Our New Director!

Martin Pazdioch has over 20 years experience as a choir director, conductor, soloist, section leader, pianist, organist, and liturgical musician.  He was a member of the voice faculty at Dominican University, sang with the Chicago Symphony Chorus for 19 seasons, has performed on five Grammy Award-winning recordings, and has vast experience in opera, concert, recital, musical theatre, and in the recording studio.  As well as teaching voice at area high schools, colleges, and in studio settings, he maintains a standard of musical excellence while working with people of all musical abilities and uses his knowledge and skills to help volunteer choristers improve their vocal skills while having fun.  Obviously, he is well suited to work with our group and is excited about working with a non-auditioned group of men and women who love to sing, and we are delighted and excited to have him as our new director!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rehearsals for Christmas Concert Starting Soon!

Our first rehearsal at The Chapel in Lake Zurich is on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 7 p.m.

All interested in singing with us are welcome to come and meet the group and our new director. We are a non-auditioned choir so come give us a try for a few weeks. We think you'll be impressed and have a good time, and join our group

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Concert 2014

 Presenting "The Lullabies of Broadway" 


--- showcasing love songs from George & Ira Gershwin;

--- a mini-version of "Guys and Dolls" so you can tap your toes to "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" and "Luck Be a Lady Tonight";  

--- a mini-version of "South Pacific" by Rodgers & Hammerstein (celebrating its 65th anniversary this summer), including the haunting "Bali Hai." 

 
The Village Singers will be  performing this marvelous concert at:

                          The Chapel in Lake Zurich  
                           330 S. Old Rand Rd
                           Lake Zurich, IL      60047

Performance Dates are:

                         Saturday, May 3rd   at 7.00 p.m.
                         Sunday,    May 4th   at 3:30 p.m.


Ticket prices:   

                        8.00 Adult/Seniors
                        Children Under 12 are Free




Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Spring 2014 Concert Song List

Here's the tentative list of songs for our Spring, 2014 Concert...


  • "Everything's Coming Up Roses"
  • "Grand Night for Singing"
  • "Luck be a Lady Tonight"
  • "On the Sunny side of the Street"
  • "Put on a Happy Face"
  • "Singing in the Rain"
  • Rogers & Hammerstein (Broadway medley)
  • George M. Cohan medley
  • Irving Berlin's America medley
  • Gershwin's  Portrait  medley
Come join in the fun!  We rehearse each Monday evening (7 to 9 pm) at The Chapel in Lake Zurich on Old Rand Road (see map in the sidebar on the right.)

All are welcome to join our non-auditioned community chorus.  We are sponsored by the Village of Lake Zurich Parks and Recreation Department but our members come from numerous surrounding suburbs, too.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rehearsal canceled on 1/6/14...

...due to the Winter storm warning.  rehearsals will now begin next Monday, January 13th.  See you all then!