Message to Membership – June 1, 2023

Message from the Music Director


Dear Chorale,


I am very much looking forward to the next two weekends, and listening to both new member auditions, as well as re-auditions for A2 & B2. I look at this as a great opportunity to connect one on one, and get the overall pulse of the ensemble. I will also be meeting with first year members in a “interview – only“ format, so if you fall into any of the previously mentioned categories, please take the time to sign up, or at the very least reach out to Steve Cottle if you cannot.


Exciting things are happening with next year’s schedule, and I can’t wait for you all to find out what is in store!

Jack Anthony Pott

Message from the Executive Director 


Dear Chorale,


I hope everyone has been enjoying the wonderful weather. It is finally June and we have two important events to wrap up this season, the Annual Meeting on June 19th and the Golf Tournament on June 26th! Please read below for details on both!


A note from the social committee on our Annual Meeting:


“The hotly competitive Silver Spoon Award is back!  After 4 years absence, the annual meeting is back in person and with it, the highly coveted Silver Spoon Award!!! Dust off those recipes and get ready for this competition on June 19 at St. James in West Hartford, our regular rehearsal venue.  Cocktail hour/Appetizers at 5:30, Dinner at 6:00 and the business meeting along with Dessert and the silver spoon award vote, at 7:00. Visit our website to sign up online!”  Please visit our website or click the button below to sign up for the potluck!


Reach out to any friends you have that are interested in golf! There are still spots available — click the link below to register! Please read the Message from the Golf Committee for more information.


If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out!


Have a great weekend!



Message from the Golf Committee

Here are all the ways you can help make our largest fundraiser of the year a success!


Mark your Calendars! 

Golf Tournament – Monday, June 26th at Blackledge Golf Course in Hebron, CT


Golf, recruit golfers, come to the post-golf buffet!

-Forward the eblast to all your friends and family (or send them our flyer!)

-Register by clicking the button below!

-Register for the post-golf festivities only ($50/person – click the button below!)



– Donate an item for the auctions – goods/ services/ experiences/ gift cards/ baskets, etc.  – Your in-kind donation is acknowledged and helps make money for the Chorale


Become a sponsor! 

– Sponsorship opportunities start at $100 for a tee-sign. $500 donations can become sponsors of our special logo golf balls for the golfers, or a round of drink tickets for all. Larger amounts help defray the costs, meaning more benefit to the Chorale! Your generosity will be displayed on the Chorale and auction websites, on the course and in the tournament program.



 – There are many volunteer opportunities surrounding the Golf Tournament event.  Let us know if you can help in some capacity. It is always a fun day whether you are a golfer or not!


In just a few weeks, we kick off our golf tournament on Monday June 26 at Blackledge golf course in Hebron CT.  We need volunteers to help set up, monitor games on the course, help with the auction, and clean up.Time slots start at 8 am – perfect for those who live ‘east of the river’, and continue until 4 pm. If you have one hour or 4 hours we welcome you!

Please email Joanne Huelsman for more information!


Participate in the online auction! 

-The auction runs from June 12 through June 26.  You’ll be surprised at all the wonderful items that are included on the online auction site. This is a great way to support the Chorale if you cannot attend the event – spread the news to others as well.



Still have questions or ideas? Just email or see any of the committee members at rehearsal. (Joan Hultquist – soprano, Janet Gregor – alto, Dawn Bauer – soprano, Dick Tecca – bass, Joanne Huelsman – soprano)