Leadership

 

Lora Wright came to us in 2017, after 26 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,served as Communications Coordinator on the Regional Management Team in our previous Region 5, and currently serves Region 3 as Director Coordinator and Director Certification Coordinator. She’s sung in many quartets, competing with Limelight at the International level after winning the Region 5 contest and currently sings with Great Day Quartet in Harmony Inc. She has sung with Heart of Illinois, Quad Cities, Metro Mix and St. Louis Harmony Sweet Adeline Choruses, and St. Louis Vocal Project in Harmony Inc. all while living in Galesburg, IL.

 

 

Our Assistant Directors

JoEllyn Welch, Vicki Cox and VIvian Gerriets provide years of experience as Assistant Directors of the Heart of Illinois Chorus.  We are blessed with three very talented Assistant Directors who are always ready and willing to take a rehearsal or performance in the absence of our Director. They direct songs on shows and performances.  They help with vocal instruction, vocal skill-building, and share what they've learned about our craft over the years with the chorus.

 

Music Team

Our Music Team is made up of experienced members from each of the four voice parts.  This team helps select the music we sing.  These ladies oversee the success of their voice-part or section.  As section leaders, they provide song feedback to each member individually so we can all have something to work on to make us the best singers we can possibly be.  Miss a rehearsal?  We hate to see that, but you are encouraged to contact your section leader to make sure you are up to speed before the next rehearsal.  Remember that we record rehearsals on our private Facebook page for HOI Chorus Rehearsals.

 

Management Team

Team Manager- Lois Hanley

Financial Manager - Ruth Collins

Internal Communications Manager - Pam Isom

Musical Director - Lora Wright

Membership Manager - Melanie Ellison

Marketing Manager - Gayla Scott

Administrative Manager - Julie Frank