Little Apple Chorus
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We have ~70 members and will have ~50 on stage for major performances.

  • Our Director is Ken Lang, vocal-music teacher at Clay Center High School.

  • Our Associate Director is Don Thomson, an Agent for Farm Bureau Insurance.

  • Our Assistant Director is Myron Calhoun, an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science in the KSU College of Engineering. 

  • Several other members also enjoy directing.

 

LITTLE APPLE CHORUS MEMBERS LIVE (OR HAVE LIVED) IN:

  • Axtell

  • Clay Center

  • Council Grove

  • Ft. Riley

  • Junction City

  • on KSU campus

  • Linn

  • Manhattan

  • Palmer

  • Riley

  • St. Marys

  • Wamego

  • Westmoreland.

 

OUR MEMBERS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE

  •    several people and/or animal doctors

  •    an attorney who is also Manhattan City Judge

  •    many KSU - affiliated instructors, emeriti, staff, and students

  •    many public-school-affiliated teachers, students, and one bus driver

  •    several farm-related professions        

  •    a real-estate agent

  •    a traveling salesmen                    

  •    several business owners

  •    a sign painter                          

  •    an insurance agent

  •    a butcher and a baker (but no candlestick makers--YET!)

  •    many are also retired

 WHAT WE DO

  • Meet for Chorus & Quartet practice EVERY Thursday (except holidays which fall on  Thursdays) at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Methodist church annex at 612 Poyntz.
     

  •  Perform in/at:
     

    • Annual Spring show:
       

    • Retirement centers and nursing homes:  Manhattan & Wamego
       

    • Singing Valentines:  on Valentine's Day (1994:82, 1995:95, 1996:117, 1997:119, 1998:141, 1999:114, 2000:137, 2001:178) a tuxedo'd quartet and a "greeter" deliver a long-stemmed red rose, a bag of candy kisses, a greeting card, a love song or two, and a Polaroid photograph of the recipient standing with the quartet!
       

    •  Special occasions:

      •  Manhattan Arts Center

      •  Manhattan City Band and Arts in the Park

      •  Clay Center Arts in the Park

      •  Palmer shows

      •  Many benefits (Twins, Habitat for Humanity, Herington Community and Jct. City Opera House Restoration Projects, Alcove Springs memorial and dedication, etc.)
         

    •  Church services, especially during summer, when many church choirs take summer breaks:  9 Methodist, 4 Catholic, 4 Christian, 4 Presbyterian, 2 Baptist, 2 Lutheran, 2 Ecumenical, 1 Congregational, 1 Mormon, 1 Generic Protestant, and 2 churches whose demoninations I don't know,  in Axtel, Beattie, Blue Rapids, Clay Center, Flush, Fort Riley, Frankfort, Junction City, Keats, Manhattan, Olsburg, Summerfield, Wakefield, and Westmoreland 

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* As someone once noted, we get a LOT of requests, but we usually sing anyway! *

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