Singer Profile: Sue Schoenberg

When did you first sing in a choir, and what got you started?

Age 11, Somerset County (N.J.) Music Festival, Elementary School Chorus, loved making harmony.

List three adjectives that describe the way singing makes you feel.

Peaceful, joyful, sad

In what ways do you share music with the loved ones in your life?

Music listening together, going to concerts, opera, playing with rhythm instruments with grandchildren.

What has been your most rewarding choral experience so far?

“Lux Aeterna” by Tom Porter with Hinsdale Encore Chorale in 2016.

What is your life’s most memorable musical moment, choral or not?

Listening to Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana.

Is there anything on your musical bucket list- an experience you’d like to have in music?

Sing West Side Story.

What do you like best about being part of Encore?

Musical instruction, warm-ups, musicianship, friendliness of Jonathan Miller, our conductor, feeling of camaraderie with other choir members, fostered by Jonathan Miller.

What words do you have to share for anyone who is both interested in singing in a choir and nervous about starting out?

If you enjoy singing in harmony with others, it’s wonderful to work on something together with other people, and it’s wonderful to express your love of music through singing in harmony.

What three songs would you want on a desert island?

“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “Shenandoah,” and “O Mio Babbino Caro.”


3 thoughts on “Singer Profile: Sue Schoenberg

  1. If you haven’t already heard it check out “Shenandoah” sung by Bryn Terfel. It’s on
    YouTube. It’s my favorite version

  2. Sue, you are so right about how energizing it is to hear and feel your voice harmonizing. Its a thrill each time that Jonathan brings all the parts of a phrase together to make a whole and the design comes to life. Thanks too for reminding me of how much I love Shenandoah.

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