Lustre started our musical adventure back in 2005, and what an adventure it has been! We met through and continue to sing with the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus (HCMC), a chapter of Sweet Adelines International (SAI) out of Baltimore, Maryland (in SAI Region 19). Kate is also a member of the Capital Accord Chorus (CAC) chapter of SAI. In our time together we have garnered several Regional and International awards through Sweet Adelines, as well as Regional and National awards through the National Harmony Sweepstakes organization. In October 2017 we earned the title of 2018 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champions.
Kate’s background is in structural engineering, and she currently manages design and documentation software for an engineering firm. When she’s not working or singing, she likes hiking, especially at Great Falls, and sports (go Bucks!). Kate lives in Rockville, MD with one very needy, vocal, and almost unbearably cute Siamese cat.
These days you’ll find Lori spending her daytime hours “changing your life one mess at a time”. She runs an organizing business, Clutterflies, with a good friend. Her night/weekend hours are spent rehearsing, creating, scheduling, meeting, performing, section leading, and any other activity she can think of to make her quartet and chorus better! While she only has 2 cats at home here in Baltimore, Lori has a terrific family in the Midwest and beyond.
This Lori makes her living as a computer programmer and she makes many friends as an avid baker. If you visit her at home, she might make you one of her stellar, homemade, from fresh-squeezed lemons and limes Margarita. She sews and does needlework, costuming her chorus as well as local theater productions. Her immediate family consists of two cats and more Sweet Adeline sisters than she can count!
Jenny grew up the third of four sisters. While the sisters never did form a barbershop quartet, the family experience did give her some early training for sharing one hotel bathroom with three other women! Jenny now lives with her husband and two adorable rescue pups, Hannah and Lulu in Baltimore, MD. She spends a lot of time on video chat with her son in Minneapolis, MN, and her daughter in Philadelphia, PA.