Our Director

Lora Wright comes to us after 25 years in Sweet Adelines from a family deeply rooted in barbershop.  She sings tenor most of the time, but has sung Lead and Baritone in choruses and quartets. Lora was a member of the Heart of Illinois Chorus for many years before leaving the chorus after the region asked her to direct the Quad City Chorus. She was the region’s Young Women in Harmony Coordinator for 4 years and served on the Regional Management Team. She’s sung in many quartets, competing with Limelight at the International level after winning the Region 5 contest. She has sung with Heart of Illinois, Quad Cities, Metro Mix and St. Louis Harmony Choruses all while living in Galesburg. You see, Lora and her family live in Galesburg, IL (“the black hole of barbershop”) where she owns a tax and accounting business and volunteers for many community groups. She loves the Mississippi River and her family enjoys many weekends there in their second home. She enjoys time hiking, kayaking or boating with her family as well as crafting, reading and being a Girl Scout leader. But outside of her personal life, she loves to sing with her pick-up quartet in Galesburg which brings the love of the barbershop artform to nursing homes, memorial services and luncheons around town.