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Sweet Adeline Chorus Wins Top Medals at Singing Competition in Houston

 

TEMPLE, TX – Chisholm Trail Chorus, the premier women’s a cappella group in Central Texas, captured two medals and placed in the top 3 at regional contest recently in Houston, TX. They earned 3rd place overall out of 15 chorus contenders from Texas, Louisiana and Alabama and first place in the Small Chorus Division. This marks the 23rd year since 1983 that the chorus has placed in the top 5 at this contest.

 

The ensemble also earned second place in the scrapbook competition and received merit certificates for community performances and marketing. Contest weekend was March 18-19, 2016.

 

Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International performs choreographed classic and contemporary music in 4-part barbershop harmony. They hold weekly educational rehearsals in Temple and sing throughout Central Texas.

 

The chorus, directed by Carol Scherer, is comprised of Central Texas women from Temple, Belton, Troy, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Kempner, Rogers, Little River and Georgetown. All women who enjoy singing are invited to attend any Thursday night rehearsal at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple. Auditions are held continuously throughout the year. More information is available at www.chisholmtrailchorus.org, on the group’s Facebook page and on Meetup.com.

 

Chorus members and their hometowns are:

· Temple: Kay Atwood, Sharon Chadwick, Janet Dyer, Corrie Ganger, Shirley Holleman, Maria Hudkins, Carol Mouché, Amanda Roberts, Sharon Schroeder, Shelly White

· Belton: Ricky Beevers, Sheila Donahue, Phyllis Modisett, Carrie Onellion, Pedie Pedersen, Carol Scherer

· Harker Heights: Denise Brennan, Judy Earnest, Cindy Falls

· Troy: Vicki Davis, Liz Graves

· Rogers: Nancy Godwin, Amy Larson

· Little River: Linda Goodenough, Jayme White

· Georgetown: Patti Ellisor, Melonie Mills, Barbara Moore, Kaye Pledge, Kathleen Todd

· Kempner: Mary Streckel

· Copperas Cove: Wendy Tepper

 

Sweet Adelines Mix Harmony And Pie For Tasty Nov. 19 Show In Temple

 

Plan now for an evening of harmony sprinkled with intrigue, laughter and good old-fashioned pie on Saturday, November 19, 2016 when Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International presents “American Pie: A Slice of Harmony” at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple.

 

Reserved seats are $20 and include pie tastings and door prizes. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are available at http://www.cacarts.org; or by calling 254-773-9926.

 

“Pie bakers are creative but most people don’t know they often have a competitive streak, especially when their reputation is on display at the local fair,” says show co-chair Sheila Donahue, stifling a smile. “This year, the Pie Queen has a lot at stake. Our chorus will perform songs associated with a variety of American music genres as the pie drama unfolds on stage.”

 

Chisholm Trail Chorus likes to include community groups in its annual show and this year the 4-part harmony group will be joined on stage by The Schade Tree Band, made up of 4 local talented musicians who play guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Between the chorus and the band, the show will cover folk, bluegrass, contemporary and classic rock, country, blues, pop, inspirational, patriotic and barbershop genres.

 

The Schade Tree Band includes John Schade, Hershall Seals, Gloria Holle and Willis Patton. They are the house band for the Belton Acoustic Concerts and have performed at the Tom Sefcik Hall, Temple’s Santa Fest, Oenaville Community Center, Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum and numerous charity fundraisers, senior centers and churches.

 

Also sharing the evening’s spotlight will be Temple High School Culinary Arts students, who will serve mini pies at intermission; and Karen Wheeler, the Belton “pie lady,” who is donating 4 of her famous pies to be given away throughout the evening. Sponsors for the show also include Concentus Media Group of Temple.

 

Chisholm Trail Chorus is the premier women’s a cappella group in Central Texas. The group performs choreographed classic and contemporary music in 4-part barbershop harmony. They hold weekly educational rehearsals in Temple and sing throughout Central Texas. The chorus, directed by Carol Scherer, is comprised of singers from Temple, Belton, Troy, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Kempner, Lometa, Rogers, Little River and Georgetown. All women who enjoy singing are invited to attend any Thursday night rehearsal at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple. Auditions are held continuously throughout the year. More information is available at www.chisholmtrailchorus.org, on the group’s Facebook page and on Meetup.com.