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CCC were honored to take part in the annual memorial service at the Westminster Elks Lodge on December 4th. In this service, the Elks remember their members who have passed and light a candle for each one. The emphasis is on not being sad about their loss, rather remember the person in a positive light, reflecting on what they have learned from them and promising to teach others.

We sang 7 songs to complement the occasion: 

I Believe
Amazing Grace
Irish Blessing
Wonderful World
Auld Lang Syne
God Bless America

These were very well received. In particular, comments were made about how much they enjoyed Taps, which was arranged by our associate director, Jerry Hooper.

CCC sang a half-hour set of patriotic songs 11/11/22 for the Veterans Day lunch at the new Northglenn Recreation Center. Some of us attended the service at the memorial at 11am which was followed by a spaghetti lunch in the community center. After our performance we met with veterans, thanked them for their service, sang with them and listened to stories of their experiences. Several members of CCC have served, including both of our directors.

CCC competed in the Rocky Mountain District chorus competition Saturday October 8th 2022

We sang two songs, 'A Wink And A Smile' and 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'

We have been rehearsing these songs for several months now - it all seemed to be over in a flash, but we did our best and were proud of our performance.

(results will be posted when they are released)

We particularly want to thank John and Jerry for all the blood, sweat and tears they put into shaping up the two songs 

Congratulations to Drew Lubeck on his first time singing in public with the chorus!


Photo courtesy of Maen Photographic Productions


CCC sang at the Ambassador Party for Cherry Hills Land Preserve, performing a half-hour set outdoors to several residents of Cherry Hills Village.

We recently received some thank you notes: 

"Truly you made the evening so special. It was a huge treat for the other guests to hear the music you made." - Judith Judd

"What a treat for all! You are all gifted, and everyone had smiles on their faces." - Linda Behr

CCC travelled to Mount Rushmore to join with the Shrine of Democracy Chorus for the Harmony Happening in the HIlls  on August 26th and 27th. Tyler Wigginton coached the combined chorus and the ensemble performed at the Mount Rushmore Auditorium.

On the Friday evening there were hotdogs and a makeshift quartet competition. 

July 16th 2022 CCC did a retreat at the YMCA of the Rockies with Tyler Wigginton coaching. Tyler worked us hard, but we feel that we make a better sound as a result. On the Saturday evening we gave a free concert at the Ruesch Auditorium. We presented our Patriotic package, which was very well received by the 100 or so people in the audience. We had a standing ovation at the end, and even a request for an encore!
Our directors were John Coffin and Jerry Hooper.

Wives Jenny, Marilyn, Karen and Nancy came onstage to help the audience sing America The Beautiful with us

CCC sang an Independence Day package of patriotic songs with our upcoming competition songs thrown in for good measure. There was a good-sized audience who thoroughly enjoyed the whole show and sang along with gusto. Several members of the audience were singers, some of whom, notably Lee VanDeren, used to sing with the Mountainares. Quartets the Mile High Boomers and Crosstown Blend (with John substituting on bass for Jerry) added songs from the 50's and 60's into the mix and were very well received. The acoustics in the room were great, the audience was welcoming and we all had a good time! Many thanks to Al Klinger for MC'ing and providing the audio equipment.