600 & Counting For Telford Singers

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On a recent snowy and cold winter night, the Telford Singers celebrated an iconic milestone as they presented their 600th performance to a large crowd of appreciative residents, families and staff of Planeview Place. This Leduc Seniors’ choir has been a popular feature in the past twenty-two years in the region with their vast repertoire and solid harmonies. Started in 1992 by George Campbell, it still includes two of the original members, Olive Szatylo and Betty Hansen, with many others also having sung in the choir for almost as long.

For the past three years Telford Singers has been under the firm guidance of another talented, enthusiastic director, Curtis Campbell. This Leduc seniors’ choir continues to offer quality concerts from September to May, including some Christmas-themed performances. Part of their charm and success is that the entire choir is composed of ‘mature’ singers who obviously love each song they perform with perfect rhythm and lovely talent.

On this day, most of the Planeview Place residents and staff members had the opportunity to say a last goodbye to their beloved Jeanette McPhee, the recreation coordinator who was retiring after twenty-four years of service at Planeview. The day before a retirement party had gathered residents and staff who performed a musical performance, offered gifts and shared a delicious cake in a bittersweet send-off.

After the Telford Singers’ Christmas concert, Jeanette McPhee offered a last tearful goodbye and wished the best to Planeview’s new recreation coordinator, Becky Baskier.

After the Telford Singers’ Christmas Concert, City of Leduc Deputy Mayor Dave Mackenzie came to present birthday plaques to two 80-year-young Planeview residents and to Stella Yowney, a sweet 85-year-young resident formerly of the Calmar area.

This reporter wishes to send a warm hello to a few members of the Telford Singers choir she has known for many years: George Campbell, Esther Schmidt, Joan Osmak, Gene Seewalt, Irma Chegwin and latest choir member Marilyn Cavanagh. Looking forward to the next Telford Singers concert.

Pictured: Thirty members of the Telford Singers – Leduc’s Seniors’ Choir – performed their 600th performance, a Christmas concert, at Planeview Place recently. Photo by Dominique Vrolyk

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