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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen — goodbye

Lynn Dulak accompanies the Red Wing Singers. She and Cheryl Borgen, longtime group leaders, will give their final performances this weekend.

Saturday may mark the end of an era for music in Red Wing.

The Red Wing Singers, a community choir made up of local and area citizens, has been giving concerts and performing at events since the 1960s.

They will sing at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Theatre. The concerts will be the final performances for at least two longtime group leaders.

Lynn Dulak has been the accompanist on piano for 28 years, and Cheryl Borgen has sung with the choir for more than 15 years, serving as the artistic director for the past decade.

Both will be stepping down after Saturday, leaving the future of the choir uncertain.

“It’s been an honor to work with so many talented people,” Dulak said, adding how much fun it’s been to watch the group grow, challenge and conquer material that at one time was considered too difficult.

“I’ve enjoyed all the different people that have come in and out of the group,” she noted. “Making music together has been an absolute pleasure.”

Themed as a “jazz club” experience, audiences can expect to hear the full choir sing mixed with solos and small groups.

“We’ve done such a variety of music,” Dulak added, “and that’s been fun.”

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and are available at the Sheldon box office.

Stacy Bengs-Silverberg

Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.

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