and non-singing volunteers to perform much of the work that keeps us running and thriving.
To honor these crucial people, CMC honors its volunteers every year by presenting two
awards for outstanding volunteer efforts.
Ken DeLong Service Award
This award is presented to a Chorus member who has rendered outstanding service to the Chorus.
Ken Delong, a longtime member of CMC, did Public Relations work (press releases, etc.) for the chorus,
as well as putting together the program in the early years of the chorus. Ken died of cancer about seven
years ago. Because of his outstanding devotion to the chorus, the CMC member award was named after him.
David Fischer Voluntary Service Award
This award is presented to a member of the community who serves the Chorus in a non-singing
voluntary role supporting the chorus.
David Fischer, a dear friend to the underwriters and presenters of the award George Sarofeen
and David Ferguson, volunteered to be the house manager for the concerts during the first two
years of CMC existence. His dedication made the shows run smoothly, and the quiet humbleness
in which he performed his duties made his diligence unknown to most CMC members.
Before David died of AIDS in 1994, Sarofeen and Ferguson told him that they would create an
award in his honor to community members who support the chorus.