THE MISSION OF THE LIVONIA CIVIC CHORUS:
To nurture the vocal talents of its members while providing choral performances.
THE VISION OF THE LIVONIA CIVIC CHORUS:
Enriched musical experiences for our members and the cultural life of our community.
THE VALUES OF THE LIVONIA CIVIC CHORUS:
COMMUNITY: We build an engaged and connected group of avocational singers by providing access to musical experiences.
EXPLORATION: We provide learning opportunities to enable all segments of our Chorus to discover, re-discover, and sustain the joy of singing.
EXCELLENCE: We continuously strive to excel in programmatic and operational effectiveness.
COLLABORATION: Through collaboration we can provide community service with a variety of performance and outreach programs.
The Board of the Livonia Civic Chorus has adopted a STRATEGIC PLAN for
supporting these six focus areas:
MUSIC COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEMBERSHIP
ORGANIZATIONAL GOALS LEADERSHIP MARKETING/FUNDRAISING
HOW IT ALL STARTED...
ln 1965 the choir of St. Maurice Church of Livonia was disbanded. The members, however, shared a love of choral music and continued singing in members’ homes. One of the members heard that the Livonia Department of Parks and Recreation was considering sponsoring a mixed singing group. The director of the department was approached with the proposal that the former choir could form the nucleus of that group. A public notice announcing the formation of the group and inviting new members was published. Thus, the Livonia Civic Chorus, as it came to be known, was born.
The music of the chorus ranges from simple unison numbers to challenging, intricate harmonies. But more than just vocal talent has been exhibited when costumes, sets, choreography, creative writing and organizational skills are considered. Artistic talent, creativity and a dedicated work ethic are essential to the continued success of the Chorus.
The Chorus prepares for two main Concerts a year. The first rehearsal session begins in September as the Chorus prepares for a winter holiday show performed in December. The second rehearsal session begins in January to prepare for the spring show in May.
In addition, there are about 15 performances each season in the Livonia community known as "Outreach Performances" or the "Musical Interlude for Seniors."
OUR MUSICAL TEAM...
Jeff Swan, Music Director
Kimberly Swan, Accompanist
THE LCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Charter Member...
HANK KANAR- 57 years with LCC
"The people who make up the volunteer membership of LCC, although coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences, share many things in common such as a love of choral music, the enjoyment of entertaining a live audience, a sense of community responsibility and the pleasure of sharing these things with others of a like mind."
Livonia Civic Chorus Inducted into the
1835 Livonia Hall of Fame, Class of 2014
During its 50th Anniversary Year, the Livonia Civic Chorus was honored to be inducted into the Livonia 1835 Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. CLICK to read more about the Hall of Fame.
Pictured (from left to right): Bill Joyner, Chair of the Hall of Fame, former Michigan State Representative Laura Cox, Livonia Civic Chorus President Peggy Gaskill, and former Michigan State Senator Glenn Anderson.