Our singer profile for this week is Joan Eagle! Joan is a member of the Encore Gold Coast Chorale. Keep reading to learn more about her!
What is your name?
When did you first sing in a choir, and what got you started? If Encore is your first choir, what recently drew you in?
In high school. I loved it so much I got two degrees in Music Education and conducting and have been singing ever since.
List three adjectives that describe the way singing makes you feel.
Joyful, engrossed and productive.
In what ways do you share music with the loved ones in your life?
I take them to concerts.
What has been your most rewarding choral experience so far?
When the choir I have been singing with for the last 20 years was invited to sing “Il Pensiero” with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
What is your life’s most memorable musical moment, choral or not?
Conducting parts of a requiem with the University of Michigan choir.
What do you like best about being part of Encore?
Meeting new people who share my enjoyment of music.
What words do you have to share for anyone who is both interested in singing in a choir and nervous about starting out?
You don’t know what you’re missing until you try it.
What three songs would you want on a desert island?
Selections from the Faure and Brahms requiems, “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood, and something by Stephen Sondheim.