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!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Performance at The Garlands in Barrington

Yesterday evening we were invited to repeat our "Broadway Rocks!" performance of classic '60s rock songs by the great groups of that era at the prestigious Garlands in Barrington, Illinois. An audience of about 50 retirees enthusiastically enjoyed hearing the hits from their era, though to be truthful, many of us performers were also around during those years!

Here's the entire chorus...

The Shirelles medley sung by Kathy, Barb, and Sonya...

Nancy, Luis, and Helen singing The Beatles' "Yesterday..."

Earl's solo in The Beatles' "Ob La Di, Ob La Da..."

Ken singing "Sloop John B..."

Chuck gets into the audience during "The Jersey Boys Medley..."

Pat's soulful blues rendition of Billie Holiday's "Detour Ahead..."

Pat, Cory, and Rich singing The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby..."

Pat and Jan singing The Beatles' "In My Life..."

Pat, Bobbie, and Cory with "My Boyfriend's Back"...

Dave singing "My Girl" in "Motown Medley"...

Cheryl singing "Mister Postman" in "Motown Medley..."

Martin, our director extraordinaire, singing "Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand" in "Motown Medley..."

I began the performance with the opening narration for Proud Mary, a song often associated with Ike and Tina Turner, but which was also a staple in Elvis' concerts.

We also sang the songs of The Beatles, The Mama and Papas, Billie Holiday, The Beach Boys, Jersey Boys (The Four Seasons), and Motown.

And last but certainly not least, the extremely talented Tara, our accompanist
 for the last decade and a half or more (and the heart and soul of our group) who is at her final performance with us before retiring to North Carolina. Thanks, Tara, and Godspeed!!!  You will be missed!

Here's an 11 minute abridged version of our 90 minute concert, featuring snippets from all the choruses we sang...

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