Southern Company Chorus Leadership

Our chorus thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people that make our ensemble tick:




Linda Verzosa - Director

Southern Company Chorus is proud to have Linda Verzosa as our director.  Linda has been a Sweet Adeline for 20 + years and has competed Internationally with the Toast of Tampa, and regionally in different quartets. She holds a music degree from the Abilene Christian University, Abilene Tx, in Music Education. She taught music at the elementary level for many years and currently teaches music lessons in her home and is also a Sr. Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Linda  holds a dual membership with both Southern Company Chorus and the Toast of Tampa. A fun-loving ambitious lady!!




Denise Stickney

Denise has been with the chorus for a year now singing Baritone.  She is a first time Barbershop singer but has sung in a neighborhood chorus since moving to Florida. She is the current year (2014-2015) Communications Coordinator.



 MarionPatton  Marion Patton

  Marion is a member of our music team as the bass section leader.She is also our finance director and handles all the chorus finances, including members' dues, taxes and paying international and regional dues. In addition to handling the finances, she houses the fabric and trimmings for our costumes and does the fittings when new people are ready for a costume.


 MiniME 14 Shirley Litton

Shirley is a member of the music team and is the baritone section leader. Currently web administrator, she updates music files and other info to our website. She had 12 years of classical piano training and sang in the choirs of her Junior High and High School. She also sang in a mixed octet at Unity Church in Vancouver Washington in the 1980's.


 JulieWallace Julie Wallace

Julie is a member of our music team as well, and is the tenor section leader. She is also the assistant director and fills in when Linda is gone.


 Dianne Dianne Poffenbaugh

Dianne is our logistics coordinator. She opens up the rehearsal hall and gets it ready for our practices. She also manages the Meetup site and is assistant web administrator for this website. She publishes a weekly newsletter, 'The Facts',  to keep our members informed on current events.


  KathyT Kathy Taylor

Kathy is our public relations coordinator. She makes contact with businesses and works to find performance opportunities for us.


 DeniseP Denise Padgett

Denise is our membership coordinator. She greets guests and stays in contact with them after they've visited. She organizes events such as guest nights where people are invited to join us for a fun evening of singing, prize drawings and refreshments!


  Pat Pat Hargraves

Pat is our choreographer. She teaches us what moves to make while singing to so our performances are more interesting and entertaining.




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