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Crescendo! sings a lively mix of pop, standards, Broadway tunes, jazz and more. Some members of this multiage group of 30-plus singers are accomplished musicians; others learn by ear. The one thing we all share is a love of making music together. Director Wendi Olinger leads the group, with accompaniment by Chris Smellow. The group has two sessions a year; one starts in September and the other in January.

Join us for Crescendo’s concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 12, 2022, at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church to kick off your holiday season! Admission is free—donations happily accepted. See you there!

Want to sing with us? Our new 12-week session starts January 30 and ends with performances in May. For everyone’s safety, we require proof of Covid vaccinations to participate. Masks are optional.

Crescendo rehearses 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Mondays at the Ovation! Studio, 600 Ericksen Avenue NE, Suite 103 (on the building’s ground floor).

The fee is $99. You can pay with a credit card by clicking the “Add to Cart” button to the right, or with a check, made payable to Ovation!, at your first rehearsal. Tuition scholarships are available, thanks to our generous sponsors.


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Crescendo's Fall 2022 lineup

Special thanks to our generous sponsors, who help keep Crescendo! going strong.


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