Sun Lakes Chorale 2023-24 Season

Yvonne Orlich

By the time this edition is sent out, the Sun Lakes Chorale will already have been back from our summer break (wish we would get a break from the heat) and digging in to get ready for our annual Holiday Concert. We will be rehearsing weekly to put together another memorable concert full of holiday music to kick off the 2023 holiday season. It’s hard to believe we are already looking towards the end of another year.

The Chorale members, musicians, coordinators, and director looked forward to the return of rehearsals. As a group, we strive to present the best music to our community and visitors as we possibly can. It is a challenge for all of us to give you a program filled with warmth, hope, and a general good feeling leading up to the Christmas holiday. Our musical selections are chosen carefully by our director Cris Temple-Evans to cover a broad spectrum of emotions from lighthearted, to melancholy, to happy, to deeply moving, to just plain fun. Cris selects the music with her knowledge of our capabilities as singers, but the main focus is to reach every attendee through the songs. She encourages us to think about how the music will be received by you, our audience. You are, after all, our number one priority. We thoroughly enjoy what we do, but we especially enjoy the knowledge that each of you is reached by some or all of the music.

Besides the beginning of weekly rehearsals, we will be represented at the various Sun Lakes Community Open Houses. Following are the dates, times, and locations:

Saturday, Oct. 7: Cottonwood San Tan Ballroom from 8 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Oct. 14: Oakwood from 9 a.m. to noon

Saturday, Oct. 14: Sun Lakes Country Club Navajo Room from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Look for our representatives at any of the above Open Houses. We will have flyers with concert dates, tickets, and general information about the Chorale.

Our December concert date is Thursday, Dec. 7. We will hopefully again be selling Holiday Concert tickets outside the entrance of Ace Hardware on Riggs Road just west of Glenburn. Those dates will be announced on our Facebook page Sun Lakes Chorale 18.

Thank you for your support, and see you in December.