Chorale History 1988-2019

Chorale History 1988-2019

The Kingwood Chorale has an incredible history.  It has been an overwhelming and humbling experience to gather & post what began as what seemed a simple task! (Please know that our webmaster, Rosendo Reyna, has been posting all the information I send him, and there are MANY, MANY people who have helped this endeavor!  THANK-YOU to all of you!)

At our Chorale Leadership meeting in May of 2016, Dr. Miller requested a Memorial plaque to honor Chorale members who had passed away.  Since I had only been in Chorale four years at the time, I decided to find out who had been in Chorale before starting to find out who was no longer with us.  That simple request was the beginning of a four-year journey that has become the ‘History Project!’  Concerts that included narration from ‘Mozart,’  ‘Papa Haydn,’ traveling from building to building for a ‘Progressive Concert’  – and much, much more!

In 2016, after a ‘foraging expedition’ in the music storage room with section leaders Donna Harper, Dave Daleiden, Dan Williamson, Margie Van Brackle & myself, I found myself surrounded by stacks of old posters, boxes of old programs and other memorabilia.  I took it all home and began to put it in chronological order.

Over the next year, Chorale members helped me gather 74 of our 75 concert programs and I also received 4 banker boxes of LHMAS files from David Livingston, our Board President.

From those boxes of files, stacks of posters, programs donated by Chorale members, and boxes of programs  – we do have the first Memorial presentation frame!

History Project In Memoriam

From This:

History Project Beginning. Files provided by David Livingston.

History Project Beginning. Files provided by David Livingston.

History Project Beginning. Files provided by David Livingston.

History Project, Reorganizing Files

History Pojrect, Files On Coffee Table

History Pojrect, Files On Ironing Board

History Project, Sorting Posters

History Project, Sorting Posters

History Project, Sorting Posters

History Project, Sorting Posters

All of the files have been sorted and reorganized and are now in a new filing cabinet donated to LHMAS by Ethan Allen, and Ed Rush, our Board Treasurer.

History Project, Sorting Programs

History Project, Sorting Programs

History Project, Sorting Programs

To This:

Scrapbooks of Programs, Posters, Personnel from all Concerts 1988-2019

Programs from 1988 – 2019

History Project, Posters, Patron Events, Personnel History

By summer of 2018, I had read every program and was overwhelmed by the vision, creativity, scope of music, planning, and dedication of our director, Dr. Todd Miller.   Every program was a mini-history lesson, included bios of every soloist, ads from our community supporters, listed past and present Board members, and information about Big Band concerts and other community activities.  I hope you will enjoy the memories and remember the incredible people that worked along with Dr. Miller to bring this music to our community!

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