First published in the March 12, 2022, print issue of the Glendale News Press.
The Verdugo Hills Women’s Chorus, known by some as “the friendliest group in town,” is looking for new members to join in the camaraderie that merges harmony and friendship.
The VHWC, directed by Ki Park, welcomes any woman who likes to sing to check out the group Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s of the Mountains Church, located at 2563 Foothill Blvd. in La Crescenta.
Prospective chorus members can expect to hear a variety of songs being sung, including Broadway tunes to jazz and even rock and roll. No auditions are required, just a desire to sing with friends. Rehearsal is over at 11:30 a.m., just in time to have lunch with new and old friends.
The VHWC began in the 1950s as part of the PTA Mothersingers under the direction of Betty McGaughey, who founded the group and remained their director until her retirement in 1999. Following McGaughey, Sharon Schlarb directed until her retirement 2018, which prompted Park’s journey as director of the VHWC.
Park is a collaborative pianist who has worked with classical singers, instrumentalists and choruses throughout the Los Angeles community. Her passion for making music with singers brought her to challenge herself as a music director for the first time in 2016.
Park challenges singers as well as herself with music, and the group could not be more pleased with her direction, dedication, and willingness to go the extra mile for her singers. She teaches appropriate singing techniques for her students to achieve harmony among chorus members.
Park and the rest of the VHWC is looking forward to welcoming new singers to their chorus.