Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a women's a cappella chorus that presents jazz vocals, choreographed pop tunes and award-winning harmony to the community through weekly education classes and frequent performances throughout Central Texas.
The chorus, directed by Carol Scherer, is comprised of Central Texas women from Temple, Belton, Troy, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Lometa, Kempner, Hamilton, Rogers, Little River and Georgetown.
We share our talents by performing in many places, such as:
· Santa Fe Railroad Depot & Museum, Temple
· Assisted living centers and churches
· Bell County Museum
· Daughters of the Republic of Texas State Convention
· Temple Mall
· Baylor Scott & White Showcase
· HEB "Feast of Sharing" community banquet
· City of Temple’s Senior Citizens holiday banquet
High School and University music programs
Periodically, we invite musical groups from area schools to perform during our annual shows. Financial contributions are made to their programs to promote music education among our community's youth.
We support the arts and business through memberships with:
The chorus was founded in 1982 and competed regionally for the first time in 1983 in Dallas and won the Best Small Chorus award. Since then, we have placed 2nd overall (in 1992); 3rd (in 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2016); 4th (in 1986, 1988, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2010, 2012 and 2013); and 5th overall (in 1989, 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2015). We also won first place, Small Chorus, in 2016.
Chisholm Trail Chorus' charter was issued on Feb. 16, 1982.
Over the years, some chorus members have traveled to Russia, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Wales, Italy, Germany, England, Ireland and Scotland as representatives of Chisholm Trail Chorus and the region's Ambassador Chorus.
The chorus has had three directors in its 34-year history: Nancy Carter (1981 - 1996); Janie Macchiaroli (1996 - 1997); and Carol Scherer (1997 - present).
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Chisholm Trail Chorus is committed to providing members with continuing education in the craft of singing in four-part barbershop harmony style, in addition to competition and performance, while creating lasting friendships.