Women of Note, a non-profit choral organization, will embark on a “Springtime Journey” this May with performances at four Evanston senior residences and care centers.
Dates and times for the Evanston performances are 2:30 p.m. on May 5 at Symphony of Evanston, 820 Foster St.; 3:15 p.m. on May 6 at Three Crowns Retirement Community, 2323 McDaniel Ave.; 2 p.m. on May 12 at Westminster Place, 3200 Grant St.; and 2:30 p.m. on May 13 at the King Home, 1555 Oak Ave.
Under the direction of Evanston resident Elaine Clemens, the concerts will celebrate the season with pop standards like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “When The Red Red Robin Comes Bobbin’ Along,” and “Over the Rainbow.”
In the second half of the show, the performers will take a musical road trip through America, tunefully traveling on “Route 66,” via such favorites as “The Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” “Oklahoma” and “Hooray for Hollywood.”
A highlight of the performance is the group’s popular audience sing-along. Chorus members fan out into the crowd for a “meet and greet,” shaking hands, sharing a laugh or singing duets with their listeners.
“We have been performing at all four of these Evanston venues for many years,” said Sharon Bussell, veteran member and emcee of Women of Note. “We always look forward to performing for these enthusiastic audiences.”
Several members of the group, in addition to Ms. Clemens, are Evanston residents: Cinda Axley, Joann Decker, Liz Kidera, Marianne Schapiro, Carolynn Sheridan, and Nancy Slichenmyer.