Members of the Crescent City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines International recently installed their officers at Mandina’s Restaurant.
Crescent City Sound Chorus is a group of women singers who meet every Monday night at 7 p.m. in Delgado Community College Music Room, City Park Campus.
“The chorus teaches and performs four part harmony barbershop-style and encourages an appreciation of that musical tradition through education, civic performances and a Christmas show. It is an American Music Art Form,” said Cheryl Gremillion, member.
Officers for 2014-15 are Mary Beth McMurray, director from Fort Smith, Arkansas; Kitty Warner, team leader; from Covington; Ellen Lappa, Financial Officer, from Metairie; Holly DiDomenico, communications manager, from Gretna; Lynda Grass, marketing/website, from Metairie; Beth Sacco, Performance coordinator, from Metairie; Sue Englebert, ways and means/membership, from New Orleans; Dee Mayeaux, total look, from Covington; Debbie Mora, sunshine committee, from River Ridge.
Members of the Crescent City Sound Chorus of Sweet Adelines International also recently voted Sue Englebert Sweet Adeline Extraordinaire. This honor is given to a member of the chorus who has been dedicated and works for the good of the chorus and makes a difference.
She is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. Because of her travels, she was lucky enough to be in six SAI choruses throughout the U.S. from Seattle to Maine, D.C. to St. Louis. She has been on music staffs, chorus boards and in two quartets. She competed on the international stage three times.
Englebert became involved in Sweet Adelines because she likes performing on stage, but the harmony both in the music and its members has kept her an avid champion of the organization, she said. She has been a member of SAI for 26 years and is presently CCSC’s membership/ways and means committee chairwoman.
Women who love to sing are invited to come to rehearsal any Monday night. For information, call (504) 982-6746 or (985) 898-0951.