Scott was new to singing when he joined the chorus in 2016, inspired by seeing his daughters' musical and personal growth within the Hopewell Valley Youth Chorale. "From the moment the singing started, I was hooked," he recalls.
Since then, he’s appreciated just how much that sense of community and fellowship is a core value of the chorus. When combined with the expert musicianship and unwavering encouragement of its Artist Director (Heather) and Pianist (Stefanie), the chorus a wonderful place to learn the techniques and the art of chorale singing. After six rewarding seasons, Scott was thrilled to be able to sing in the Masterwork Festival Chorus during Heather’s Carnegie Hall conducting debut in June 2019.
Scott has assisted with grant writing since his second season and has served as Vice President since 2019. He greatly enjoys working with HVC’s dedicated volunteers to fulfill HVC’s mission, “to provide opportunities for members to experience the joy of choral music, and to share that experience with others in our community.”
LuAnn Wood has been singing her whole life and with Hopewell Valley Chorus since 2008. She has served in many volunteer positions over the years including as Treasurer and President for both the Hamilton High West PTA and the Central Chapter of the NJ Association for the Education of Young Children (NJAEYC). She served as the Chairperson of HVC's 50th Anniversary Concert Committee in 2010. LuAnn holds a BS in Elem. Ed and Early Childhood Ed. and 30 credits of a Master of Science in Management. She retired in 2019 from her position as Vice President of Lakeview Child Center (RWJ Barnabas Health System) where she worked for 25 of her 35 years in early childhood education. In retirement, she is enjoying her 4th year as a Girl Scout Leader to some delightful Brownies. LuAnn loves to sing, to travel, to lunch with friends and to spend time with her grandson, Oliver.