The Hillsdale Arts Chorale Will Honor Susan at December Concert With Special Music.
Susan Mills of Jonesville joined the Hillsdale Arts Chorale in 2012. On Friday, May 12, 2017, Susan passed away. The Hillsdale Arts Chorale is pleased to honor Susan at their upcoming concert by performing Haydn's Little Organ Mass.
"We are extremely grateful for the memorial contributions that have underwritten the cost of this special music," said Executive Director, Greg Bailey. "It doesn't take long for The Hillsdale Arts Chorale to become a 'second family' for the singers, and so it is fitting to honor a family member who has been lost by sharing the gift of music."
Susan graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1959 where she was a proud member of Howard Rizner Hillsdale High School Choir. She received her bachelor's in education from Michigan State University in 1978 and she taught elementary school for many years, later retiring as a first grade teacher.
"The choir is really looking forward to our concert honoring Susan Mills," said Clelyn Chapin, Chorale Conductor. "She was a friend to many and a big supporter of the ensemble, so we wanted to do something that would appropriately reflect the contributions she made. We hope to bring joy to our audience, and especially to Susan's loved ones."
Top notch musicians are coming in to perform Haydn's Little Organ Mass, and will feature Cindy Merritt on the soprano solo. The rest of the performance will include holiday favorites and even some pop numbers.
The Chorale's second concert of the season, Cocoa & Carols, will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 7 PM at Saint Paul's Lutheran Church - 2551 West Bacon Road in Hillsdale. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 per person. Children under 18 are free with an adult.