Meet Sonja Lee - Board Member
I joined Kulshan Chorus in 2001 when asked by my sister to chaperone her youngest daughter who wanted to sing with the chorus. I was hooked thereafter by the message and energy of the chorus, was recruited to join the board in 2006 and again recruited into the role of Board President in 2008.
As Board President I supervise all activities of the corporation, execute all contracts, set the agenda, preside over and facilitate board meetings, work with various committees both internally and externally, seek venues and outreach opportunities, donors/donations and volunteers, and do whatever is needed to ensure the long-term viability and success of the chorus. One major accomplishment as Board President has been the successful transition from our Founding Director to our Artistic Director Dustin Willetts. A national search brought Dustin to us and he has been simply a joy to have as our Artistic Director. Breathing new life into the chorus, he continually expands our musical knowledge and creates concerts that are truly moving experiences. The board is looking forward to a bright future for the Kulshan Chorus and I am happy to help guide the journey!
It seems like every new season becomes a "new" favorite with Dustin at the helm. This upcoming season "Choosing Joy - A Soul Journey" likely will be no exception. The music is diverse in exploring the depths of the "soul" -- think Soweto Gospel Choir, Civil Rights, Traditional Spirituals and songs of praise and jubilation. Oh Happy Day! I can't wait for this one to hit the stage, it's going to be a blast!
Hmm, a favorite song, again so hard to call, and this is a song we have not done in quite some time but I adore "Hold On Just a Little While Longer" as the message is so meaningful to me ... because you know, "everything's going to be alright."