It's always a treat to have a group from Springfield Metro Chorus in our studios. Affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, Springfield Metro Chorus is a local women's barbershop-style chorus. Once again this year they'll deliver live "singing Christmas cards" via telephone on Saturday December 19.
Spokesperson Mary Donaldson says that, while "officially" the singing Christmas cards are scheduled to be delivered between 9:00am and 4:00pm Central time on the 19th, they'll continue "until we are finished! Usually we end up going beyond 6:00pm singing these songs. Last year we did, I believe, 60 total. What we do is, we get the peoples' phone number and their name, and a special message from the purchaser. If we can't get hold of them we just keep trying--or we end up leaving a voicemail." Either way, "they always get the song." It's a fun way to wish your friends and family a happy holiday.
The group will place calls anywhere in the USA, including Alaska and Hawaii, for a cost of $10 per call. There are five song choices this year: "Believe," "Jingle Bell Rock," "Secret of Christmas," "Mary Did You Know", or "Silver Bells."
While they'd like to take all the orders TODAY (Friday Dec.18), they will continue to accept song orders through tomorrow. To order singing Christmas cards visit http://www.springfieldmetrochorus.com and click on the "Singing Christmas Cards" tab, or you can call (417) 860-9995 or 893-9169.
As a special treat, Mary Donaldson, Kayla Thompson, Diane Durham and Marie Lovin gave us a live in-studio sample of their barbershop-quartet style harmony on "Mary's Little Boy Child," which you can hear by clicking the audio file link above.