Sun Lakes Chorale closes the book on another great season


Jan Ott

What was the appeal of the chorale’s recent Spring Concert? An exciting program, richly filled with Broadway favorites, the anticipation of hearing a concert choir accompanied by fine musicians, the heart and talents of a popular director… how can a person not be grateful they were in the audience? Even the ladies of the chorale in their sparkling turquoise scarves made the statement that the evening’s entertainment was going to be special.

The program included two well-received returning guest performers: Kate Emerick (12-year-old granddaughter of the chorale’s director), who sang “Castle on a Cloud” from Les Miserables, and jazz musician Kevin Bollinger (son of chorale member Betsy Bollinger), who played a trumpet solo, “Our Love Affair,” accompanied by Cris Evans.

Other program highlights were solos by both Tenni Annen and Wes Davis, a duet by Lois Ahrens and Annette Koehler and a rollicking piano duet by Gene and Jeanette Cline.

Remember to stay in touch with the chorale’s activities and 2018-19 schedules at where information is also available about their leadership. (To our audience and loyal readers, next year’s articles will be presented by a new chorale writer, so please give that person your full attention while this one enjoys having more time to sing!)