Ladies of Lee, the premier women’s choir at Lee University (Cleveland, TN), has enjoyed a thriving ministry of choral music for over fifty years—performing in churches and schools throughout Tennessee and the Southeast and other locations across the U.S. and abroad including: Mexico, Europe, Israel, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington, D.C. In addition, they have performed in other venues such as Rock City in Lookout Mountain, GA, The Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and The Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL. They have been featured performers at the Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for twenty years. Comprised of fifty women from across the Lee undergraduate population, the choir performs a variety of a cappella and accompanied sacred literature, drawing from standard choral repertoire, traditional hymns, spirituals, and gospel songs, and even recent Christian music.
Excellence in music and ministry is paramount in fulfilling the choir’s ultimate mission of furthering the Kingdom of God here on earth. The choir has developed a reputation for outstanding performances that combine artistic choral singing, musical sensitivity, and Gospel presence.
Ladies of Lee is comprised of women representing a variety of majors at Lee University. The ensemble has given numerous students the opportunity to utilize their desire to sing for the glory of God and the edification of the Church within an encouraging, all-female community. Their ultimate goal is to magnify Christ in their musical performance, talents, attitudes, and lifestyles.
Since the fall of 2018, the Ladies of Lee have been led by its first ever husband and wife team. Dr. Randy Sheeks and Mrs. Debbie Sheeks are the co-directors. Both are Lee alumni and have been teaching at Lee since 2010. Randy holds the rank of Associate professor of Music and is the coordinator of Lee’s Music and Worship degree program. Debbie is a full- time voice instructor. Prior to coming to teach at Lee, they were in full-time local church music ministry.
Lee University is rapidly becoming known for its academic excellence through its world-class faculty and its unique ability to connect important spiritual values to this academic excellence. The University takes seriously the task of preparing students for responsible Christian living in the modern world. Under the dynamic, visionary leadership of our President, Dr. Paul Conn, Lee has become one of the most exciting university campuses in America. The over 5,000 students who attend Lee University have found it to be a place where students can develop knowledge, appreciation, understanding, ability, and skills which will prepare them for their life’s vocation and calling. If you are interested in our many undergraduate and graduate programs at Lee University (9 academic departments within the Schools of Music, Arts and Sciences, Education, Nursing, and Religion), please call us at 1-800-LEE-9930 or visit us at our web site at www.leeuniversity.edu