As September approaches, Chorus North Shore will soon resume rehearsal for our upcoming season. This year will have a distinctly different appearance. Our beloved Sunny will no longer be at the podium leading us through the next challenging piece. Instead, we will be following the baton in the very energetic and skilled hands of Abby Frost, the new Artistic Director of Chorus North Shore. Join me in welcoming Abby as she creates her own legacy in the long history of Chorus North Shore.

Chorus North Shore has raised its voice for 92 years; most of that time under the direction of Sunny Dahlgren Pryor. Sunny has left an imprint that will never tarnish nor erode. To preserve that tradition Chorus North Shore established the Sonja Dahlgren Pryor Conductor’s Chair Endowment Fund. The purpose of the endowment is to retain artistic directors who will ensure that Chorus North Shore will continue to reach its goal to promote the learning and performance of important choral works for the North Shore community.

Sunny’s retirement offers a unique opportunity to honor her dedication, hard work and talent via a donation to the Sonja Dahlgren Pryor Conductor’s Chair Endowment and thus, ensure that her legacy lives on. There are several avenues available for donating.

The simplest is to go online to, click on Conductor’s Chair Endowment and follow the prompts for credit card/PayPal donation. Checks can be sent to Chorus North Shore, PO Box 281, Rockport, MA, 01966.

An alternate method is to include the endowment fund as a recipient of a portion of one’s estate. Undertaking such an action would require the input of an estate planner/attorney to create the appropriate documentation. Monthly automatic donations can also be made through one’s bank. All donations are tax deductible.

Please give this proposal and the various options serious thought. Your action taken now will ensure the joy and enlightenment that Chorus North Shore brings to the North Shore for years to come.

Donn Kurjan, President
Board of Trustees
Chorus North Shore