Thanks for visiting the official website for The CHORDS Vocal
Ensemble. We appreciate your interest!
CHORDS is a very unique musical group. We are an ensemble of
male voices singing traditional, contemporary and gospel music. CHORDS is fortunate to have had many very talented singers throughout our history. Original members, Ms. Auline Nyberg and Mr. Gary Border, are no longer singing with CHORDS, but are featured on all three of our CDs. We also miss Mr. Nick Westerhausen who sang with CHORDS for a short while attending High School. Finally, CHORDS was blessed with a very fine accompanist, Ms. Colleen Zurcher-McGauran, who played keyboards for us for many years and accompanied all three of our CDs. We wish each of them all the best in their current endeavors!
The CHORDS ensemble was formed in 1988. During our first four years together CHORDS was very busy singing concerts and special events in the Fort Wayne, Indiana area. We sang the "The Star-Spangled Banner" for both the Three Rivers Festival Parade in 1989 and later a Wizards baseball game. We also enjoyed performing dozens of concerts at churches and community social functions.
After one of our members left Fort Wayne in 1992, the CHORDS ensemble chose to disband. We didn't all sing together again until the Fall of 2004. After only one four-hour rehearsal on a sunny afternoon in September, we made our comeback debut at Saint Joseph United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne. After twelve years, it felt as though we had never parted. In other words, it felt great!
Since that special day back in 2004, we have sung many concerts, worship services and special programs. In February 2006, we recorded our first CD, "Lovin' Life." We recorded a second CD, "In God We Still Trust" in August 2007 and released our third CD, "Going Home" in June 2011. We hope you will take a moment to listen to a few excerpts on our MUSIC page.
CHORDS is pleased to welcome Mr. Alexander Klepach to our ensemble as keyboard accompanist. His is an immense talent, and we welcome his playing skills as well as his wonderful personality! We have many exciting projects in the works, so we hope you will check our website often for updates. Thanks again for stopping by. Take some time to learn more about our MEMBERS. They are a motley crew! God's blessings upon you and your family.