Springfield Metro Chorus, a group of women who celebrate and perform the art form known as "barbershop" music, presents "Singing Christmas Cards" this season to wish your friends and family a happy holiday. Chorus members will deliver a live singing Christmas card and a personal message anywhere in the USA over the phone on Saturday Dec.20. Tenor Becky Clifton-Hopkins, lead singer Diane Durham, bass Julie Hockensmith and baritone Tawny Brown came to the KSMU studios to perform two of the six numbers that they'll have available for the phoned-in Christmas Cards: Silver Bells and Jingle Bell Rock. There are six songs in all to choose from, in addition to the two they performed for us today: The Secret of Christmas, Little St. Nick, Mary Did You Know, and Christmas is a Feeling. Cost is $10 and orders are being accepted through 9:00pm TONIGHT (Friday December 19) at 893-9169 or online at www.springfieldmetrochorus.com. They'll commence with the singing Christmas Card messages at 9:00am Saturday Dec.20 and continue until around 6:00pm.
Also, the group will be auditioning women who "like to sing" to join the approximately 45-member Springfield Metro Chorus on Monday January 5th starting at 6:00pm at 525 South Avenue.