The Chordsmen Chorus
The Chordsmen Chorus has a long history of music in western Wisconsin and the Midwest. In 1947, founders of the chapter and chorus were men who liked to sing. To this day, the Chordsmen like to sing. It’s our hobby. It’s our passion. It’s fun!
The chorus participates in two contests each year and has performed twice in national contests in Columbus, Ohio. The chorus is a frequent winner of regional contests, and our quartets have won numerous contests.
Performances & Weekly Rehearsals
The chorus rehearses from 7:00 – 9:15 p.m. each Tuesday night and will average 12 to 15 performances per year.
The chapter provides uniforms, music, contest registration fees, and transportation costs to major events.
Meet the Directors
Brian has been a member for over 17 years and has directed for over 10. He teaches and interprets music during rehearsal, and he has directed performances in concerts and special events. When not directing, he sings lead in the chorus and is a member of the quartet Thick N Thin. He has also been a member of the Chapter Board.
Brian lives in Bangor, Wisconsin, and he is the owner and head chef of the Village Inn in Bangor.
Director Eric Sorenson is a retired teacher with 30+ years of experience in directing music ensembles. He has a music education degree from UW-Eau Claire and a MA from Winona State. He taught in the West Salem and La Crosse School Districts before retiring in 2006. He is also a Master Adjudicator for the Wisconsin School Music Association.
Eric lives in Onalaska, directs a church choir, has worked as a substitute teacher, and has performed with the La Crosse Community Theater. Along with directing the Chordsmen, he sings lead and participates in quartets.