Catch the Chordaires this Christmas

The Chordaires Show Chorus decked out for Christmas; new Director Adam Thome is standing second from the left in the back row. Come to a free performance!

The Chordaires Show Chorus decked out for Christmas; new Director Adam Thome is standing second from the left in the back row. Come to a free performance!

Patrice Reis

You can psych up for Christmas by hauling out the holly or decking the halls, or by coming out for a magical evening of beautiful Christmas music performed live by Sun Lakes’ very own Chordaires Show Chorus.

Experience the Chordaires at three different Christmas events open to the public this season. The first will be on Friday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood Christmas Program in the San Tan Ballroom, accompanied by complimentary tasty treats and warm holiday beverages, just after the iconic Christmas Golf Cart Parade.

Their second free performance will be the following night, Saturday, December 6 at 5:30 p.m. at Sun Lakes Country Club in the Arizona Room, followed by their annual Tree Lighting ceremony. Lastly you can find the Chordaires strolling and singing simultaneously at the ever-popular Oakwood Country Club Diamond Lake Luminaria Walk on Saturday, December 13 at 6:00 p.m.

“We would love to have everyone attend any or all of these shows,” invites Chordaires Show Chorus President Patti Entwistle, “If you come to the Oakwood program, you’ll see beautiful luminarias situated all around the lake and some amazing Christmas decorations in the private yards. It’s so beautiful. You can also bring canned food and non-perishables to donate to those in need, so you can give as well as get some Christmas cheer. It’s a little tricky to find it, but so worth the effort! There are two entry walkways to Diamond Lake, one on the corner of Desert Rise and Emerald Drive, and the other at Diamond Drive/Starcrest Drive across from Desert Wind Drive.”

Now in its 35th season, the Chordaires will delight you and your family and friends with wonderful barbershop four-part harmony sung a capella with an all-woman cast. Ranging in age from early ‘50s to early ‘90s, the ladies come from a vast array of backgrounds, but have one thing in common, a love of singing.

Enthusiasm is at an all-time high in this group, with many new members and a fresh new director, Dr. Adam Thome of Chandler, who recently replaced retired director Doreen Hansen.

“It is a privilege to direct this great chorus,” advises Dr. Thome, “Their love of singing is evident in their happy faces and openness to sharing their joy of music. We would love to have everyone come to experience this warm sense of community.”

“We always welcome new members,” notes Performance Director Chris Roen, “If you’re interested, please come to one of our weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Chapel Center, across from the Sun Lakes Country Club clubhouse (9240 N. Sun Lakes Blvd.). The ability to read music is not a requirement, but being able to carry a tune is! It’s a bit late to participate in our Christmas programs, but enthusiasm is already building for our big spring show coming in April – there’s plenty of time to join us for that endeavor!”

For more information, please check out our website at [email protected].