Newton, Hesston, Herington, McPherson, KS
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Brought together by their love of singing close harmony, the members of Detour Quartet have been singing with the larger ensemble, Sound of the Heartland, for several years. Kristi Lovett (Tenor) lives in Hoisington.  The roles of pastor's wife. mother and Chamber director are front and center.  LaDonna Cheatham (Baritone) is from McPherson. She and her husband operate several businesses, and LaDonna directs Sound of the Heartland Ensemble. Rachel Newell (Lead) lives in Hesston. She works in Wichita as a fundraiser for a social service agency and has two grown children.  Linda Schroeder (Bass) is a long-time Newton resident.  She and her husband own a car restoration business.   All have been involved in various singing groups over the years. All four members have a beautiful blend to their voices and enjoy bringing lush harmonies to audiences across the region. Sound of the Heartland is a member-chorus and Detour is a registered quartet with Sweet Adelines, Int'l.


Contact our Members:

Rachel Newell, Lead (Newton) [email protected]

LaDonna Cheatham, Baritone (McPherson) [email protected]

Linda Schroeder, Bass (Newton) [email protected]

Kristi Lovett, Tenor (Hoisington) m[email protected]

Repertoire includes:

Drift Away

For The Longest Time

If I Give My Heart to You

Midnight Serenade


Sentimental Reasons

Trickle, Trickle

Orange Colored Sky

As Long As I'm Singin

Love Me

Awards and Achievements: 

2014 - SAI Region 25 Novice Quartet Award


Sep 19 2016 - 3:53pm

September 24th - West Wichita, KS

September 29th - Taste of Newton (KS)

October 1st - Newton, KS

Feb 6 2015 - 11:39pm

Detour had the honor of coaching with some of the finest at Region 25's Quartet Retreat in Frisco, TX (Jan30-31)  - with Dale Syverson, Mary Rhea and Ruth Ann Parker.  

Jul 15 2013 - 7:29pm

Coaching by Kim Wonders and Natalie Hall from Nashville Metro Chorus

Feb 26 2013 - 1:12am

Branson, MO - Okay, maybe there are moments of levity in a quartet coaching weekend!  Thank you, Todd Keeley for your coaching expertise February 24, 2013.