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Liz - Director: Liz is a lover of all things awesome: adventures, music, nature, and bikes. She is a professional musician and can be seen directing choirs, teaching K-5 music, coaching fitness classes, and playing keys/singing in her band. Liz holds a BA in music business and vocal performance, and an MAE in Vocal Music Education.
Kathy - Accompanist: Kathy Henson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, her love of music writing manifested itself at an early age. With the guidance of her music teachers she entered into the State Composition Competition at age 16, where she won second place with her original piano composition "Edge of Silence." Throughout the years she has accompanied many singers and choirs and has played everywhere from local bars to convention concerts and lots of stuff in between. Today you will still find her behind the piano, as a composer, accompanist, vocal coach, choral & musical theater director for several local groups and ensembles in the Twin Cities area.
Krys – soprano: Music has always been an important part of my life. I have been singing since I was in elementary school and have been a member of a choir since I was 8 years old. I was a singer at Luther College in the Cathedral and Collegiate choirs. Before joining NOTEable singers I sang with The Northwestern Singers in Austin and the St. Peter Choral Society. I am also a teacher of English Language Learners and enjoy reading and attending Minnesota Twins games.
Kris – Soprano: I'm from Bloomington, graduated from the U of M, BA in Child Psychology and played drums in the U of M band. I later became the first female patrol officer in Edina (about a 100 years ago), retired and I am now Pilates instructor and teach Driver Improvement to senior citizens. I love theater-especially musicals and I've been on the Board of Directors for Eden Prairie Players community theater for 11 years. I got my feet wet as a cast member in Peter Pan, Bye Bye Birdie and Music Man, but I love NOTEable Singers even more! My favorite hobbies are golfing, making gourmet food. I like the challenge of learning new music and sharing my love of music with others. The group is committed and shares the same love. I admire the talented women in the group and their dedication.
Shimin - Soprano: 2020-2021 sees my 4th season with the NOTEable Singers. Although we were distantly-operated since March of 2020, it did not discount at all the experience thanks to the talented and creative music directors and the singers! Every week’s practice is such an amazing treat, which is truly a testimony of the power of music. I am also thrilled that my friend Bibi joined NOTEable this season! In my NOTEable experience, I love singing to the audiences in local senior homes. Although we can’t do this in person this season, I am extremely excited that our music can be digitally delivered to local senior homes as well as to families and friends and anyone who enjoys music from anywhere this can reach. I hope you enjoy our music and the power it brings!
Theresa - Soprano: I’ve been with NOTEable singers for 5 1/2 years. I enjoy collaborating with such a hard working and talented group of women. I grew up in Bloomington and have enjoyed singing my whole life. I sing with our contemporary worship team, and assist in directing the children’s Praise Club at my church. I can often be found supporting my kids and husband at their various endeavors. I love dogs and the beauty and struggles of life. My motto to strive for is “work hard and be kind”
Megan - Soprano: There are many characters in my life story. I am a: daughter, granddaughter, sister, teacher (3rd grade Spanish Immersion) dancer, singer, church volunteer, friend, and so much more. My favorite role is being Auntie Megan to 5 beautiful kiddos! There are many things that I love to do. Wish there was enough time to do all of them! Skiing, reading, laughing, traveling, photography, dancing, singing, playing piano, watching movies, playing games. Music has always been a big part of my life! From dancing around the kitchen while mom was quizzing me on my spelling words, learning to play the piano, listening to my grandpa Al play the concertina, dad playing the oldies on the radio, grandpa Allan teaching me new songs to sing, making up silly songs with my mom and sister, and all my years in school choirs. I don't think I could ever give it up. To many wonderful memories when it comes to music in my life!
Becky - Soprano: This is my first year back with NOTEable singers after a hiatus of about 10 years to sing in the Harmonic Relief show choir with my wonderful husband Brady; and prior to that I was with this group for about 9 years! I have always performed; whether in musical theatre, bands, show choir or TV. I work at Optum currently as a Sr. Administrative Assistant for Legal. I am a big Sci Fi and Super Hero Geek and my fav hero is Wonder Woman. I LOVE the MN State Fair and belong to a group of Misfits that go to the MN and other Ren Fests each year. I have a spoiled and loving cat Kalea and my favorite people to be with are my family and those I consider to be family!
Lisa - soprano: I come from a family of enthusiastic car-ioke singers (our volume sometimes exceeds our talent). My kids are in college now, so they no longer have to die of embarrassment as I sing to the music playing in Home Depot. (I may have enjoyed chasing them around the store a little too much, as they pretended not to know me.) Singing makes me feel happy--I leave every practice and performance with a big smile on my face!
Deb - Soprano: Deb Pitton has a been a music lover all her life. She sang in high school and college choirs, as well as community choirs in other states. She’s acted and sang in community theater musicals and enjoys sharing the joy of song. A retired college professor, she is happy to find time to add singing back into her life.
Julie - Soprano: I have been singing and performing since I was itty bitty. I play the piano, guitar, accordion and ukelele. During the day, I am a piano teacher and Music Therapist. I work with pediatrics through eldercare. I have been singing on our church's worship team for over 20 years, but haven't been involved in a choir since college, so I am very excited to bring that back into my life! In my free time I enjoy reading, exercising, putzing in my garden & spending time with my husband and young adult children.
Jennifer (Jake) - Mezzo: This is my 1st year with NOTEable Singers and I am excited to be back in a show choir. I grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Kennedy High School. Monday thru Friday I work as a Human Resources Director. During my spare time i enjoy spending with my 2 grandchildren and I am a volunteer/Board Member of an organization the trains service dogs.
Mary - Mezzo Soprano: I've been around music all my life -- my grandparents and great-aunt and uncle sang barbershop quartet, so family holidays were full of piano, banjo and ukulele renditions of old songs. I started playing ukulele in kindergarten; was in school choirs as soon as I was old enough; got my first guitar at age 10; played and sang in various church and school groups all through high school and college. When another show choir mom invited me to join NOTEables, I jumped in and have had a great time for 10 seasons.
Jen - Mezzo: Jennifer joined NOTEable Singers in 2013 and was so happy to find a group where she could sing and dance every week. When she is not singing and dancing, Jennifer is spending time with her family or caring for animals as a shelter veterinarian. She also enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and spending time at coffee shops.
Autumn - Mezzo: This is my fourth season with NOTEable singers. I love singing and am very excited to sing with these ladies this season. I love going on adventures and playing outside. Kayaking and hiking with my pup are some of my favorites. I love playing in waterfalls, reading books, doing yoga and spending time with my family.
Sarah - Mezzo: My first season with NOTEable Singers was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and my second we rehearsed mostly virtually. I have high hopes for this season because singing in-person with these lovely ladies is the highlight of my week. I spend my days evaluating state-run government programs and the rest of my time hanging out with my wonderful husband and our two adorable kiddos. I love Zumba, yoga, soccer, reading, and the outdoors. I crave laughter and a little bit of peace and quiet. I am--perhaps literally--the most organized person you will ever meet.
Brenda - Mezzo: I am so excited to join NOTEable Singers for my first season! I love singing and musical theatre but am not a great actress, so I feel like show choir will be a great gig for me! I have been singing in choirs since middle school but took a few years off after college. Most recently I have been singing with the General Mills Corporate Choir and Twin Cities Beer Choir, plus I performed in a local production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame right before the COVID crisis. I can't wait to make music with these wonderful ladies!
Daralee - Mezzo: Daralee has lived all over the United States, but she was raised in Southern California and is still a California girl at heart. As a child, she used to get in trouble for talking in school; so, it is fitting that she is a speech language pathologist as an adult. She enjoys her work, spending time with her husband, adult children, grandchildren, two big dogs and her old, grumpy Siamese cat. Daralee loves to sing songs with harmonies, so singing with Noteable Singers is a perfect fit for her.
Charu - Mezzo: I am a deep lover of music and dance across all genres and cultures. I joined Noteables for 3 years back in 2014 and had to leave for some time. I am very excited to be back, as music is not only a source of pure joy but also therapy for me. I work as a Technical Support Specialist for Emerson and live and work in Shakopee. I love to read, sing, and go for walks.
Karen - Alto: I am excited to be singing with this talented and lovely group of ladies. I sang in high school choirs and more recently in small group church choirs. I love to sing the harmony along with the radio, sometimes inventing my own. I enjoy listening to all types of music, watching theater, visiting museums and parks, appreciating nature and reading. When not working I usually have multiple gardening, crafting or home decorating projects to spend time on.
Jani – Alto: 1. I make my bed EVERY morning. 2. I like getting up on the roof to clean my gutters and get a birds-eye view of the neighborhood. 3. I have a terrible memory. 4. I love thunderstorms, cats, sewing and crafts, tap dancing, singing, whistling, and my adorable grandchildren. 5. I usually stay up too late at night. 6. I love watching viral videos (I usually do numbers 5 and 6 together). 7. I have my Permit to Carry. 8. I am a member of Blue Man Group (who can prove I’m NOT?!?) 9. I am a compulsive list maker (so this is fun for me). 10. I often play my harmonica while waiting at stoplights. 11. I have a terrible memory.
Judy - alto: It is a delight to sing with such a talented, enthusiastic and joyful group of women! Music is a huge part of my life. I’ve been singing in church and schools choirs since pre-school and currently sing in the contemporary and traditional choirs at Redemption Lutheran Church here in Bloomington as well as with the Bloomington Chorale. I also enjoy reading, baking, walking at the Arboretum and attending as many concerts and musicals here in the Twin Cities, as possible. The absolute highlight of our family’s year has been the birth of our precious granddaughter, Mila Rose! Everything you hear about having grandchildren is true!! She is a blessing beyond description!!
Lori – Alto: I was born and raised in beautiful Bloomington and am thrilled to be singing with my NOTEable Singers “Sisters” and cherish the friendships we share! I have been with this fabulous choir for 11 years and thrilled to watch it grow under new energetic leadership! For the past few seasons I have been instrumental in setting the stage and writing the script for each of our performances. I am also an actress involved community theatre productions, most recently with Eagan Theatre Company in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged. In my spare time I like to read (anything from James Patterson or Jodi Picoult), take long walks and hang out with family and friends!
Annette - Alto: I was in Choir in Junior High and until I joined NOTEable singers, I wasn't in any other choir. I played the violin in Orchestra through High School and some in College. My niece is a member of NOTEable singers and she invited me to join and so I did in 2014-15 season. I love it. I never imagined being in a show choir and I enjoy it thoroughly.
Cati - Alto: I joined the choir during the pandemic. I needed a creative outlet. I need a reason to move my body. I needed time away from my 3 young kids, even just a few hours once a week, singing in the basement. I have always loved singing with people, but this year it became a necessity. Now that I'm here, I love it, and I don't know why I never thought about joining a choir before! The camaraderie among the NOTEable singers is amazing, even on a google meet, and I'm hooked. When I'm not singing, I enjoy gardening, hiking, playing board games, lots of different crafts, and reading.
Carolyn - Alto: I am so excited to be singing with this group of women! I love to sing! I have a picture from when I was 4 years old-playing church and singing Holy Holy. I sang in a couple of groups in high school and have been a member of my church choir for 36 years. Most recently I have been singing with the Bloomington Chorale. I also have played trumpet since 5th grade. I currently play in church and a concert band. I am married to a great guy and have 3 wonderful children I enjoy reading, crocheting, snowshoeing, hiking, camping and kayaking. I am so happy to be back singing with a group!
Erica - alto: I’ve been singing with Notable singers since my 20’s. I have been a solo singer and in choirs all throughout middle school and high school. This group of women is really amazing to sing with and just be friends with! I am so happy to have singing and music in my life again after taking a break from the group after giving birth to 2 rambunctious boys! This group has energized me again and brings me so much joy! Having a creative outlet in this crazy world is so important, and this is definitely mine!