Choraleers give their ‘regards to Broadway’

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“There’s no business like show business” – and what better way to be reminded than an afternoon of some of the greatest Broadway show tunes of all time? The Canyon Lake Choraleers have been practicing for their Spring Concert, “We Sing Broadway,” for months and were rewarded with a full house on May 22 at the Lodge.

The first half of the program included 10 famous hits, with two of them being special solos from “Wicked” and “Phantom of the Opera” sung by Laurie Post and Rachel Finewood.

The second half of the program was a medley of 17 tunes, starting with “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off.” (It’s a good thing they didn’t.) Whit Whittle delighted the crowd with his brief impersonation of Louis Armstrong on “Hello Dolly.”

Other soloists taking the microphone were Sheree Adamson, Mary Gaston, Linda Hudson, Erla Wetherell-Cloer, George Middle, Art Zasio and Choraleers President Larry Garland, who also emceed the show.

At the conclusion of the concert, the Choraleers expressed their appreciation for director Robbin Boulog and accompanist Lynda Salina, both residents of Canyon Lake.

Robbin has been teaching in the Lake Elsinore Unified School District since 1987 and currently is the director of two choirs at Canyon Lake Middle School. She has teaching credentials in Music, English and General Education. She began directing the Choraleers in January 2014.

Lynda began playing the piano at age 3. In addition to her work with the Choraleers for many years, she accompanies middle school and high school choral groups, and has been involved with the music program at Canyon Lake Community Church.

Others who made this program possible were Corkie Post on sound equipment provided by Canyon Lake Community Theatre, Larry Garland and Whit Whittle; promotional designs by Christopher Garland; publicity by Whit Whittle; music library by Joline Terry; and raffle fundraiser by Sylvia Simmons, Sheri Adamson, Linda Hudson and J.C. Taylor. A number of local business contributed to the prize drawing that was held during intermission.

The Choraleers invite residents to save the date for their Christmas Concert on Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m.

For information about joining the Choraleers, contact President Larry Garland at garland.larry@gmail.com or visit canyonlakechoraleers.org.

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