“This chorus gives me the opportunity to grow—musically and personally, sharing that with others and watching my friends grow and become women they wouldn’t be otherwise.”
“We make sure people have the tools they need for success. We want to sing well but also have fun and service the community.”
Certified Director: Lynne Peirce
Lynne Peirce became the director of the Voices in Harmony Chorus in January 2005. A Sweet Adeline since 1985 and front line director for the past ten years, Lynne brings an array of experience and an abundance of enthusiasm to her role.
A certified musical director in both the Sweet Adelines (2005) and men’s Barbershop Harmony Society (2002), Lynne is an active performer, competitor, coach, emcee, script writer and music arranger. Lynne has served the local Sweet Adeline regions as Vice Regent, Chapter Coordinator, Administrative Education Coordinator, founder and director of the Mother-Daughter Chorus and as a member of both the music and administrative faculty. Currently Lynne is on the Region 2 music faculty as a chorus director instructor and serves Region 17 as Administrative Education Coordinator.
In her professional life, Lynne is a manager of organizational and staff development at the University of Michigan Hospitals. With the precious time she has left, she enjoys camping, traveling, gardening, reading and cooking, and spending “nice, quiet downtime” with her husband Tom, and son Nate, daughter Sara, and very strange Russian Blue kitty, Angel.
Certified Assistant Director: Jennifer JonesJennifer Jones has been a member of Sweet Adelines and Voices in Harmony since 1996. She achieved her director certification in 2005 and sings baritone with the chorus. Jennifer also handles publicity and marketing as well as being Management Team Coordinator and a member of the Show Committee. She has sung in school choirs, select ensembles, college groups, and church choirs and is happy to have discovered Voices in Harmony. She works at the University of Michigan Health System in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Assistant Director: Sue Townsend
Sue Townsend joined Sweet Adelines in 1978 and has served in many capacities over the years including assistant director, choreographer and section leader. Sue sang lead for many years and in 2010 switched to bass. She has been a member of four different Sweet Adelines choruses and earns the award each week for farthest distance traveled to rehearsals. Sue has a minor in music and was musical director and choreographer for the Parma Elementary Drama Club for 9 years. Sue is a retired developmental kindergarten teacher for Parma Schools and lives in Parma with husband Steve.
Assistant Director: Mary Su
Mary Su has been a member of Sweet Adelines and Voices in Harmony since 2001. She sings tenor in the chorus and serves as the chorus Historian. She has sung in a variety of a capella groups, including a mixed 8 part chorus that focused on the Big Band music of the forties and a college madrigal chorus. She loves the rich, exciting sounds of close harmony! Mary is a full-time mom, living in Dexter with her husband Bill, and two children, Gregory and Theresa.
Voices in Harmony Chorus… where everybody knows your name!