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The Westbrook Village Voices is an adult, community choir who come together each week during the performing arts season, October-April, to sing and have FUN! Each season, we produce a Holiday Concert and Spring Concert at the Westbrook Village Vistas Ballroom featuring beautiful vocal music. We also perform our shows at local senior living centers in the Peoria area as part of our mission to “bring joy and inspiration” to as many people as possible. Come share our passion for music and experience the joy of singing with the Westbrook Village Voices! For more information, contact Nancy Connolly, Village Voices President at (602) 380-9315 or via email at WBVillageVoices@gmail.com.
It is with great pleasure that the Village Voices welcomes our new Choir Director, Erica Lewis. A transplant from upstate New York, Erica has been enjoying the warm Arizona weather since arriving in the Grand Canyon State in 2018.
Erica has more than a decade of teaching experience, including piano lessons, vocal lessons, group music classes, leading multiple choirs and directing musicals. She has taught a wide variety of students over the years, ranging in experience from beginners to seasoned performers -- but beginners have always been her favorite students!
Erica earned her her Bachelor of Science degree in
Vocal Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY. Subsequently, Erica received a Master's Degree in Music Education from the State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo, NY.
Erica is the owner of the local west valley business Musician First Music LLC (www.MusicianFirstMusic.com), offering private and group lessons in piano and voice on a full-time basis.
In addition to teaching music, Erica enjoys performing, and can be spotted around the valley singing in The Phoenix Symphony Chorus.
Erica lives in Peoria with her husband, Aubrey, and her two cats, Nikko and Tinyus. In her spare time, Erica enjoys tap dancing and taking boxing classes.
Please join us in welcoming Erica to the Village Voices! The 2023-2024 season is sure to be our most exciting and entertaining yet. We look forward to the new musical adventures Erica has planned for the choir!
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Nola Freed, a native of western Arizona, grew up in Yuma. She began piano lessons at the age of 11 and in high school, applied her considerable musical talents to learning the tenor saxophone. Nola played in her Yuma high school jazz and concert bands, and was chosen as the accompanist for her high school choir and several other choral groups.
Nola attended University of Arizona in Tucson where she earned a degree in Elementary Education, while minoring in music. After college, Nola embarked on a career in education, teaching kindergarten and first grade in Yuma and Casa Grande for 39 wonderful years!
While at the University of Arizona, Nola met her husband Jerry and they recently celebrated their 42th wedding anniversary.
Their son Clayton and his wife Ericka, live in Phoenix, where Clayton works as an Engineer for the city. Clayton and Ericka are the proud parents of Nola and Jerry's latest grandson, the new and adorable Gus! Their daughter Jodie is a Nurse Practitioner, who lives in St. Louis, MO, with her husband Jared, and Nola and Jerry's two eldest - and precious - grandsons!
Nola has a wealth of musical experience. She has played in and directed multiple church and school events, including being selected as the accompanist for an Arizona Western Community College graduation. Nola studied piano under Charles Phillips in Yuma and her favorite piano, although not an oft heard of brand, is Young Chang, a well-respected maker of a small and very exclusive collection of grand pianos. When not playing the piano, Nola’s hobbies include reading, quilting (newly excited beginner) and listening to gospel or classical music.
Nola and Jerry retired from teaching in Casa Grande and moved to Westbrook Village in 2019. They were attracted to the friendliness of Westbrook Village and the variety of available activities.
Nola is delighted to be playing with the Village Voices and is looking forward to another wonderful year!
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There are many benefits to be enjoyed when you sing with the Village Voices. Here are just a few!
Nancy Connolly • President
Pat Loch-Shaw • Vice President
Diane Kane • Treasurer
Carol Cox • Secretary
Ivan L. Fortin • Public Relations
Betsy Stuehling • Choir Historian
Joan Behrens • Music Librarian
Dovie Templin • Social Chairperson
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A PAC Patron membership (formerly The Cactus Club) serves as the heart of the performing arts community in Westbrook Village and starting July 1, 2023, you can join for the 2023-2024 season! The link to enroll as a PAC Patron Loyalty member using your credit card will be available here on July 1st. We hope you will join and become a supporter of the performing arts in Westbrook Village.
Residents who love drama, music, and dance are supporting the Westbrook Village Performing Arts Council – and The Village Voices – by becoming PAC Patron members. The five PAC Patron donor levels provide ideal flexibility and the multiple membership options ensure quality performances continue right here in our own community. This vital funding provided by PAC Patrons is used for stage and technical improvements (lighting, sound, and other performance essentials) and allows us to bring you multiple, state-of-the-art productions during each season.
Become a PAC Patron member beginning July 1, 2023, and start enjoying all the benefits your friends and family having been talking about for many seasons.
The Westbrook Village Voices thanks you for your support and we look forward to seeing you at all of our shows this season.
Questions / Inquiries: Send an email to WBV.PACPatron@gmail.com
We would like to acknowledge the ongoing support of our sponsors through the pandemic. Our sponsors' continued and generous donations are allowing us to plan for the future.
We encourage you to support our sponsors!
They too need your invaluable support during the pandemic!
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Village Voices Sponsors are the producers of our shows! Sponsoring a Village Voices production creates a partnership with you and the Village Voices that promotes your business to concert attendees, Westbrook Village residents and many of the adjacent communities.
When you become a Village Voices sponsor, your business ad is prominently featured in our concert program and appears in the sponsorship section of the Westbrook Village Voices web page below. Your sponsorship also allows the Village Voices to provide multiple high quality productions each year at very attractive ticket prices.
Click on the Westbrook Village Voices Sponsorship Form below to download all the information you need to become a Village Voices Sponsor. Even more so now, we welcome your sponsorship and support of the performing arts to continue "bringing joy and inspiration" to the community!
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