Noah’s Follies! All Aboard!, the Chordaires show chorus spring show last April, was retiring Director Doreen Hansen’s best production yet. The enthusiastic crowds at both shows honored the Chordaires with standing ovations, believed to be a first in the Chordaires’ 35 year history.
“I want to commend each chorus member on a fabulous show and for the incredible effort each of them put forth to make it the best ever show we have produced. Many, many rave reviews and compliments came in from all over. They could not have made me more happy and proud,” confides Mrs. Hansen.
With eight years of dedication and effort, always mixed with fun and humor, Mrs. Hansen shaped and formed the energetic singers to an ever higher level of professionalism and resonant sound. “I was sad to hear she has decided to retire and move on to other pursuits” notes Patrice Reis, “I will greatly miss her unflappable good humor and charming wit.”
“I loved how she would correct us by imitating us in a way that would always make us laugh,” comments lead singer Sue Elsner.
Chorus newcomer Joanie Schenk advises, “Doreen’s methods of teaching have been most beneficial for me in learning and applying techniques required to bring forth a beautiful voice. Her knowledge is incredible. She is the best director I have ever sung for.”
Patti Entwistle, current Chordaires president says, “I wish her happiness and contentment in her retirement.” All Chordaires join in thanking Doreen for all her hard work over the years, and offer best wishes for her in her next endeavors.
For those new to Sun Lakes, the Chordaires Show Chorus is an all-woman group of about 40 members who sing a capella, barbershop style. They have been entertaining in and around Sun Lakes for 35 years and range in age from 54 to 90. Their versatile repertoire includes familiar, well-loved songs from Broadway musicals, movies and radio. You will find them in several local venues doing upbeat Christmas shows, and then each spring performing matinee and evening performances of spirited fun-filled music with choreography, costumes and comedy. “I always enjoy their shows,” says local resident Debby Schaefer, “they do such a great job!”
“If you’re interested in joining the Chordaires, we always welcome new members,” offers Membership Director Pam Klima. “We rehearse Monday afternoons starting in October, with the full chorus, and once a week in sections. We are a fun bunch! If you love to sing and can stay on key, give me a call and I’ll help you get hooked-up! My number is 480-262-1070.”
The Chordaires also perform for clubs and private parties for very reasonable fees, either as a whole or in smaller groups, depending on need. For further information please contact Performance Director Chris Roen at 786-6969.
You can also check out their website at www.ChordairesShowChorus.com.
Watch this space for an announcement of the new Chordaires show chorus director coming soon!