Derry show chorus voices keep on soaring
Rhythm of New Hampshire Show Chorus, a cappella women's chorus announced a new management team for 2012-2013. From left to right: Renee Fellows, Marketing Coordinator; Donna Bishop, Co-team Leader; Donna Monaco, Secretary; Jenn Berg, Membership Coordinator; Jessie Oslan, Musical Director; Barbara Pappajohn, Co-team Leader; and Karen Rogers, Finance Coordinator. (ADAM SWIFT)
The growth of the chorus has been especially rapid over the summer, with nearly twice as many singers, according to director Jessie Oslan.
To help ensure the future growth of the nonprofit chorus, a new management team to oversee its administration, marketing, and finance was elected.
“Moving into our eighth year with such a well-rounded and enthusiastic board means only positive things for our organization's future,” said Oslan. “The life and livelihood of our chorus depends on each member taking an active role in moving the group forward.”
The administrative team for the coming year includes co-team leaders Barbara Pappajohn and Donna Bishop, financial coordinator Karen Rogers, secretary Donna Monaco, membership coordinator Jessie Oslan, and marketing and public relations coordinator Renee Fellows.
Pappajohn said there are big plans under way for the coming year.
“We're putting even greater efforts into increasing our membership, expanding our musical capabilities, and challenging ourselves with another fun and creative show in December,” she said. “To accomplish our goals, we'll have all of our ladies pitching in to make this an even stronger and more vibrant chorus.”
The chorus values diversity and an array of musical styles, ranging from blues and jazz to Broadway show tunes and contemporary hits.
Oslan said one of the goals for the coming year is expanding the group's already broad musical repertoire.
In addition, the chorus will soon be hard at work on production of its fifth original show, “The Holiday Wish,” on Dec. 1.
The chorus helped expand its numbers with a free four-week workshop over the summer. About a dozen women signed up for the program, which culminated with the group singing at a Fisher Cats game in Manchester.
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