To all our friends and families –
I am very proud to have co-chaired this wonderful event with such talented people. And we’re so excited to begin an annual Christmas tradition. What a wonderful way to start the holiday season with such a beautiful event and encouraging charitable donations to help our community.
I am excited that each year, this event will be a fundraising event for the community. I am so pleased that Elgin’s Habitat for Humanity will be the our charity partner.
I trust our community will wrap their arms around their families and friends and happily join the Greater Elgin Sing Along Messiah to start the holiday season every year. Singing along is so much fun.
Thank you all for joining us and for singing along as you like!
Mally K Miceli
CEO, LifeStyle Options, Inc.
FOUNDER & CO-CHAIR
MALLY K. MICELI
Pianist Sojung Lee Hong, Professor of Music and Director of the Master of Arts in Community Music program at Judson University, has performed widely at universities, performing arts centers, community music centers, churches, libraries, and senior communities in the United States, Asia, and South America.
As an ardent advocator of community outreach in music, she has organized a great number of concerts in the Chicago area such as Judson Korea Scholarship fundraising concerts, Global Children Foundation benefit concerts, and various concerts for the Korean Cultural Center of Chicago.
In the past decade, she has released several CD albums which reflect her specialization in cultural diversity and integration of music and faith, including “From East to West: Piano Solos Based on Korean Folk Songs,” “Rhythms of Korea: Twelve Piano Compositions Based on Korean Folk Songs,” “Garden of Grace: Worship Meditations on Piano,” “Whispers from Heaven: Timeless Hymns for Piano,” and “Tranquility: Recital for Cello and Piano.”
Dr. Hong Hong received the President’s Award at graduation from Seoul National University (B.M. and M.M.) and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and literature at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign.
SOJUNG LEE HONG, DMA
Professor of Music
Director of the Master of Arts in Community Music
Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts
Co-Chair Sojung Lee Hong, D.M.A., Judson University
Co-Chair Mally Miceli, CEO Lifestyle Options, Inc. (retired)
Warren Anderson, Demoss Center for the Peforming Arts (Judson University)
Kyla Brittain, Marketing Director, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Risé Jones, Executive Director, Hamilton Wings
Maria Kanyova, Midwest Opera Theater
Matthew Sheppard, Director, Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra
Marc Thayer, CEO, Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Rylan Virnig, Community Partnerships & Personnel Manager, Elgin Symphony Orchestra