About Us

The Lincoln Hills Community Chorus is comprised exclusively of residents of Sun City Lincoln Hills, a 55+ adult community in Lincoln, CA located about 20 miles northeast of Sacramento.

All residents of Lincoln Hills who love to sing are welcome to join the Chorus.  The Chorus rehearses weekly under the direction of Paul Melkonian, Conductor and Artistic Director.  Members are expected to come regularly to rehearsals and to spend the time required, including time at home, to master the music and come prepared to sing the music the Chorus Director specifies.  Members pay a modest Fall and Spring membership fee.

The Chorus presents two three-concert series annually including at Holiday time and in the Spring in the Orchard Creek Ballroom.  

For information on upcoming performances and ticket prices, click on the Concert Schedule menu button above. Tickets to these events are sold at the Activities Desks in the two Lincoln Hills lodges, Orchard Creek and Kilaga Springs. Tickets are available online via the Lincoln Hills website:


Professional Staff

Chorus performances (and rehearsals) are under the direction of:

Paul Melkonian, Conductor and Artistic Director

accompanied by:

Pianist Nina Malone

Steering Committee

An eleven member Steering Committee, elected every two years by the membership, governs the activities, performances, and finances of the Chorus.

The 2017-2019 members of the Steering Committee are:

Sid Frame, Chair/PAC Representative    ssframe1963@gmail.com
Donna Wood, Vice Chair    deewood57@live.com
Dorrie Suko, Treasurer   dorriesu@sbcglobal.com
Dennis Riechmann, Secretary/Recorder    dennthemann@gmail.com
Julie Knapp, Librarian    golfungal@gmail.com
Bev Haran, Alto Section Leader    bevh123@att.net
Lynn Sotir, Soprano Section Leader/Concert Master    lbsotir@sbcglobal.net
Marian Casey,Tenor Section Leader    chasmar02@sbcglobal.net
Ken Woodard, Baritone/Bass Section Leader   kwoodard@wavecable.com
Jackie Lamb, Concert Coordinator/PAC Representative    288jac@gmail.com
Suzanne Rosevold, Membership Chair    suzannechorus@gmail.com

Support Task Force

Working in conjunction with the Steering Committee is a Support Task Force that consists of a number of subgroups and coordinators that work together to produce each concert series. These include: Artistic Committee, Publicity Committee, Music Digitizer, Costumer, Social Committee, and others appointed to carry out various tasks.

Paul Fennema, Email    pdfenn@sbcglobal.net

Kathy Lecas, Alternate Alto Section Lead    johnlecas@yahoo.com

Information for Members of the Chorus

Chorus members may access MIDI files of songs, information about rehearsal schedules, advice and guidance from the Director, Steering Committee business, and other announcements by clicking on the MEMBERS ONLY button in the menu above. You will need a user name and password to access those files.