December 16, 2018

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

 

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Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

 

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What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

 

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Midwest Crossroad ChorusLeadership

Midwest Crossroad Chorusthrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people that make our ensemble tick:

 

 

Tori Hicks- Director

Tori Hicks, a Sweet Adelines Master Director, is a thirty year veteran of the Midwest Crossroad Chorus of Sweet Adelines International Region 3.  She served as assistant director and choreographer for the chorus for her first ten years as a member, but stepped out of the ranks in January of 1997 to become the front-line director, leading the chorus to numerous regional championships and International Competition appearances.  Tori graduated from Lewis University with a degree in Vocal Music; her interest in early childhood education sent her back to school for certification in this field.  Tori has been a pre-school educator for over 20 years and now is the Director of the Our Savior Lutheran Preschool in Joliet, Illinois.  She has blended her two professional interests perfectly!  In addition to directing the Midwest Crossroad Chorus, Tori has sung in numerous accomplished quartets. Stretching her musical talent even further, Tori also directs the Chorale at St. John Lutheran Church in Joliet. Tori, happily married to Daniel for 36 years, has two talented and amazing adult children, Jordan Hicks and Jenelle Lambert (along with their wonderful son-in-law, Jacob). All of their children love making music. Jordan (bassist extraordinaire) loves playing out with his Indy band, The Barefoot Elephants. Jacob is a member of and section leader for the New Tradition Barbershop Chorus while Jenelle sings with the World

Champion Melodeers Chorus of SAI and is currently singing lead in the Region 3 Champion Quartet, PRISM! This busy woman has touched the lives of many with her sparkling sense of humor, positive energy and unflagging enthusiasm!

 

 

 

 

Management Team

 

Caarolyn Sinwell - Team Manager

 

Cindy Slowik - Showmanship Coordinator

 

Kathy Veasman - Marketing Coordinator

 

Diane Grace and Denise Shepherd - Membership Coordinators

 

Sara Hendrickson - Secretary

 

Debi Batchelor - Communication Coordinator

 

Marilyn Glatt - Finance Coordinator