While hordes of Sun Lakers escape to cooler climates this time of year, the hardy year-round Ambassadors, a dynamic smaller group of the Sun Lakes Chordaires Show Chorus, are right here and ready to put on a great show for your group or private party.
The Ambassadors sing a capella style in four-part harmony and their repertoire includes familiar, well-loved music from movies, radio and Broadway. When the Saints Go Marching In is one of their signature songs entertaining audiences in and around Sun Lakes. Other favorites include Carolina in the Morning, Love Me Tender and Swing Down Chariot. They also do a very moving medley of patriotic songs including America the Beautiful and Stars and Stripes Forever.
“I like singing with the Ambassadors,” says long-time Sun Laker and Chordaires member Chris Roen, “because it gives me great pleasure to harmonize with my friends. Getting together to rehearse our songs is a lot of fun because we enjoy the friendship aspect of singing as a group. It makes us happy! Also, I just love performing for an audience.”
Fellow Ambassador Kay Tymn notes “It’s especially wonderful to connect with someone in the audience when you see them smile or nod approvingly. Sometimes you can see them singing along and you feel that your presence and music has touched them.”
“What I like most about the Ambassadors is blending our voices as a smaller group,” comments member Sheri Hopkins, “I like having a closer connection with the audience with eye contact. It enables us to sing at more intimate, smaller venues where the larger Chordaires Show Chorus would be quite crowded. Also, I love singing our patriotic package for the various veterans’ organizations. It makes me proud to be an American and pay respect to the people who have served in the various wars to ensure our freedom.”
Chris Roen further advises “Last winter local area residents Maddy Paschal and Ron Butler organized a rousing gospel show as an opportunity for groups to raise funds to support charitable organizations. As part of this ‘gospel fest’ we’ve sung at SunBird, in Mesa and Sun Lakes. Last March we had a successful fundraiser at the Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Sun Lakes to support The Perfect Place, an adult daycare center at the church. This fall we’ll be singing at Cottonwood Country Club with the Gospel Show – we look forward to seeing you there!”
Anyone wishing to engage the Ambassadors for a high energy vibrant singing experience can contact Chris who also happens to be the Chordaires Performance Director at 480-786-6969.
Interested in joining the Ambassadors/Chordaires Show Chorus? Check out their website at www.ChordairesShowChorus.com. New members are always welcome!