PITTSBURG — A decade has passed since the first Pittsburg Multi-Generational Chorus stepped on stage to provide the community with live music.

Among the very first singers to be in the chorus is Corene Stroup of Pittsburg.

Stroup said she wouldn’t have even known that it had been a decade singing with the group if PHS Vocal Music Instructor Susan Laushman had not mentioned it before a rehearsal.

“It does not seem like 10 years,” Stroup said.

Music has been in Stroup’s life since she can remember, as a student she participated in choir at Pittsburg High School and at church.

Stroup said she continues singing with the chorus because she “just loves learning and enjoy it” and looks forward to the event each year.  

“It’s an opportunity to do blend or mix with the young generation,” Stroup said. “We blend well, they [students] are really respectful to all of us.”

To mix the generations is a good idea, Stroup said, and she might even hear a familiar name once in a while.

She praised Susan Laushman and said “everyone likes her so much.”


This year’s chorus includes 150 voices, aged 14 to 90-years old.

The arrangement, by Laushman, is called “U.S. Travel Log,” and by listening to "U.S. Travel Log," people can travel through the 50 states as the chorus sings about 60 seconds of a song inspired by each state. Songs include "Georgia on My Mind," "Sweet Home Alabama," to "California Dreamin.”

The chorus will present “U.S. Travel Log” at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. At Memorial Auditorium. Tickets are free and can be picked up at the Auditorium or online at www.memorialauditorium.org. It is encouraged to pick up tickets early as possible.

— Stephanie Potter is a staff writer at the Morning Sun. She can be emailed at spotter@morningsun.net or follow her on Twitter @PittStephP and Instagram @stephanie_morningsun.