Chorister of the Month - Jamie Simone
Every month we recognize one outstanding chorus member who has perfect attendance at rehearsals and goes above and beyond their call of duty to help the choir succeed. The Chorister of the Month experiences extreme stardom, receives an awesome gift card, and copious amounts of high-fives. Cool mom, hardcore Chicagoan and city urban planner who has the ability to cut through the atmosphere with her impressive high vocal range, Jamie Simone is the mother we all wish we had and let's not forget that she graciously hosts the infamous WPCS holiday parties. February Chorister of the Month: Jamie Simone
How long have you been in WPCS?
I have been a member since fall of 2008.
What is your favorite WPCS memory so far?
Our summer 2011 concert at St. Vincent de Paul. Mark (our conductor) sang the opening solo of the concert as we processed in and stood around the fountain in the center of the church. It's so rare for Mark to be able to sing with us, the setting was so beautiful, and the sound of the water in the fountain added a different dimension to the music.
What hobbies do you have outside of choir?
It's nerdy, but I like to crochet amigurumi stuffed animals. I also like to sew. I'll redeem myself by saying I also love to travel. My husband and I just bought plane tickets for a trip to Scandinavia this summer!
If your life had a soundtrack what songs would be on it?
Wow. I feel like I need some time to think this over. Off the top of my head, I think I could assemble 10-12 songs by Prince, Tori Amos, Indigo Girls, Sade, and Bjork that would take you on a tour of my life.
What is your guilty listening pleasure?
The Bee Gees. And 90's hair metal.
If the choir were to plan a flash mob, what location would you choose and why?
A sporting event. Probably a Blackhawks game. For as loud and rowdy as people get during the national anthem, the stadium is actually really quiet. I often wonder what it would be like to just start singing in such a crowded place where no one would expect to hearing singing.
You can learn more about Jamie and other choir members by visiting out Meet the Choir page! Feel free to congratulate Jamie on her leadership and let her know awesome she is in the comment box below.