Hospitality In Many Forms

Hospitality comes in many forms.  Participation in the choir creates a community that week after week generates a sense of community for its members who are a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and experiences.  Sharing a love of music unifies all of us in a common celebratory way.  Every May and June we say good-bye to some of our "ringers" who have helped support the choir throughout the year.  This year is no exception with some of our singers departing to pursue the goals and dreams of their starting careers.  We wish them well and hope they come and visit sometime.

Nathan Baglyos (bass) is originally from Pittsburgh, PA where he sang in the choir at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.  He is a senior at Northwestern University, where he is majoring vocal music.  After his study abroad in Vienna, he returned to Holy Comforter.  He will be pursing operatic roles in  Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.

David Corlew (bass) has just completed his freshman year at Northwestern where he is majoring in vocal performance.  He will be devoting more time to his busy academic schedule and will return periodically to substitute.

Sarah Borucki (soprano) is originally from Skokie and completed her B.M. from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts. She has taught piano and voice lessons to students of all ages in her own studio in the northern suburbs.  She is now embarking on a new career in nursing at the University of Illinois in Champaign.

Bill Dwyer (tenor) is finishing his B.M. from Northwestern in vocal performance and has a busy career singing many engagements.

Derek Nickels

2009-2010 Choir
Pictured above after this year's Lenten Choral Matins are: front row: Derek E. Nickels, Director of Music; Jenny Case, Dorothy Jean Lloyd, Jean-Jacques Bernard, Betty Harre, Stacey Kezios, Mary Phillips, Leila Bowie, and Ray Gonzales; middle row: Sara Litchfield, Sarah Borucki, Jill Sick, and David Drane; back row: David Corlew, Nathan Baglyos, Jay Decker, and Bill Dwyer.