Chorus History

In April of 1951, Kathy Lienau, a woman with a vision and a dream, got a group of 18 women together at her home.  Led by her enthusiasm, to learn more about barbershop harmony and Sweet Adelines, Inc., they continued to meet on a regular basis and hone their skills.  About a year later they applied for a charter to become an “official” chorus.  In April 1952, under the name of Minnesota No. 1, (the first chapter formed in Minnesota) our chorus was “born”.  Just a year later, the chapter was renamed City of Lakes and as they say…”the rest is history”!

First row, left to right:  Rose Liepke, Delpha Sporrong, Dana Reed, Kathy Lienau, Mavis Burtness, Joan Sunde (Heaberlin), Pat Warner and Merri Liepke.
Second row:  Marcie Bury, Caryl Cordes Hanson, Pat Dougherty, Eleanor Langsdale, Bev Broderson, Naomi Reishus, Loretta Dahl, Abbie Rye.
Third row:  Grace Denner, Florence Liepke, Dorothy Hallberg, Irene Wasick, Joan Hyland.
Not pictured:  Randine Hattlestad, Ruth Ogilvie.

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