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!
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.
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!