Crescent City Sound Chorus is proud to have the following quartets associated with our chorus. We endorse all of them as excellent singers and entertainers, suitable for any occasion...
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Tina Kneisler, Bari - Tina is the founding director of CCSC from 2002-2004. She left when her husband was transferred to South Carolina. While there she founded and directed the SA Chorus Heart of Columbia. Tina also directed the choruses New Orleans Blend and Baton Rouge Chorus. She has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education, piano major and a degree in Choral Music. Tina lives in South Carolina with her husband Ron and two sons Jesse and John.
Sue Englebert , Bass - has been a member of the Sweet Adelines International since 1988 and has sung in SAI choruses all over the country. She sang in SAI Region 1, 5, 13, 14 and 17. The reason is she just retired from the US Coast Guard and has traveled for over 30 years. Sue is very musically talented. She plays piano and has sung in elementary, high school and church choruses. She was involved in college theater as well as musical groups. She lives in the uptown area of New Orleans and teaches at Tulane University.
Patty Nance, Tenor - Patty joined Sweet Adelines in 2000. Her music life includes teaching piano and singing in church and school choirs since her elementary school days. She was a member and Section Leader in the Baton Rouge Chorus and was in Crescent City Sound’s Felicity Quartet singing tenor for seven years. She and her husband, Ken, live in Denham Springs.
Angela Villemarette, Lead - has been a Sweet Adeline since 1988. Her mom ,Pat Berg, had joined and when she heard the harmony she was hooked. She plays the guitar, was in a cappella choir in high school, and voted Outstanding First soprano by her peers several times. She has been involved in may aspects of S.A. She has been Section Leader, Ways and Means Committee, and Costume Committee. Born and raised in New Orleans but she now lives in Hammond. She has a daughter Emily and son Leigh.
FDL would like to thank Susan Domangue for her many years of harmony and memories. We wish her all the best!!!!!
Jeanning Thibodeaux, Lead - is CCSC’s associate director and choreographer. She has been a member of Sweet Adelines since 1983. She runs the rehearsals while Skyping with director Mary Beth. She was elected to Sweet Adelines Region 10’s “Wall of Fame” in 2008.
Sheryl York, Bass - been a member of Sweet Adelines since 2000. Sheryl has been Show Chairperson, on Marketing Committee, designs flyers and programs, and tickets for the annual show. She was chosen by CCSC’s members to Sweet Adeline Region 10 “Wall of Fame” in 2012.
Nan Ledet, Bari - a member at the formation of CCSC and has been a Sweet Adeline since the early ’90’s. She took a leave of absence and then Katrina hit. The rest is history. She has not sung Barbershop in twelve years but said it’s like riding a bike, one never forgets. Nan is the assistant musical director and cantor at her church.
Beverly Traub, Tenor - on the Music Team, Tenor section leader, Marketing, Ways and Means committee, Sets and Props designer for shows, Assistant Costume Designer, has served on the Chorus Board . CCSC voted Beverly to Sweet Adeline’s Region 10 Wall of Fame in 2014.
Anne Cafiero, Tenor — was involved in music throughout her high school career. She played percussion in the school orchestra. She was a member of the hand bell choir, vocal choir, and played guitar and piano. Anne had been looking for a chorus and was introduced to us by a CCSC member, Sheryl York. She and her husband Shafin live in Lakeview.
Lilah El-Fakih, Lead — found CCSC by googling chorus in New Orleans. “It wasn’t long before I realized CCSC has everything I was looking for in a chorus. It has beautiful songs and harmony. It teaches singing techniques and has wonderful lovely camaraderie.” commented Lilah. Lilah plays piano, violin and sang in the choir in college and lives Uptown.
Katherine McCaslin, Bari — her music life includes an early start at the piano. In high school she joined a coed chorus and later she sang in two elite choruses. She also sang in a faculty chorus for three years when she began teaching. Katherine moved to New Orleans from Massachusetts in 2010 and joined CCSC in 2015 through her coworker (and current tenor!) Anne Cafiero. Katherine and her husband live in the Irish Channel with their two dogs, Brewster and Petey. She is beginning her seventh year teaching preschool at a private school in Lakeview.
Beth Sacco, Bass — joined CCSC in the Spring of 2013 after being recruited by Debbie Mora. From the moment she walked into rehearsal, she knew she had to become a part of the chorus. Beth hadn’t had piano lessons or performed in recitals since high school. But her love of music had never left her and CCSC once again gave her an outlet to perform. “I am happy to have found Crescent City Sound at the perfect time in my life – performing with this wonderful group of ladies brings me such joy and happiness.” Beth lives in Metairie with her husband, Teddy, and has 2 daughters and a son.