About 20 minutes before the end of our usual choir rehearsal in the Sanctuary last Thursday, Scott Rieker, Emerson’s excellent choir director, called all of us into the Pavilion. Surprise! Surprise! There in the center of the table was a huge, luscious chocolate cake and two bottles of wine! Scott had also added two large signs, “Thank You & Congratulations, It’s been an amazing year.”

All the choir members gathered for a brief but delightful celebration of our past year with Scott—and with the very talented Christy Marshall, our collaborative pianist.

Yes, it’s been a very good year. We’re looking forward to an even better one, coming up in September 2016.

By the way, if you love to sing—even if you just “sing in the shower”—come join us in the fall. The choir rehearses every Thursday evening in the Sanctuary from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Do something good for yourself and for Emerson. Join the choir!

By Terry Hassman-Paulin, Choir Member


Emerson Choir Members Attending Party (Christy Marshall took this photo.)


Elizabeth Altman cutting the luscious cake