Springfield Metro Chorus Previews Upcoming Sweet Adelines International Competition in Local Concert

Sep 19, 2014

The Springfield Metro Chorus is one of five national women's barbershop choruses selected to compete in the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic competition in Baltimore in November. They'll preview their performance there with a fundraising concert in Springfield.
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Springfield Metro Chorus will present its annual show “Go the Distance”, Saturday, September 20 at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 East Brookside Drive at 4:00 p.m.  The show will feature songs performed in the barbershop style and is a preview of the group's upcoming performance at the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic competition on November 4 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Diane Durham of Springfield Metro Chorus told KSMU, "we were scored as one of the top five small choruses in the organization.  it's a great honor to have that.  So we'll be competing against four top choruses, and this is the premiere performance of that show package."
     They'll be taking about 45 chorus members to Baltimore for the competition, hence the need to fundraise beforehand. Proceeds from the Springfield concert will help fund the group’s appearance at the Harmony Classic competition. Three area choruses--the Springfield Ozark Showcase Chorus, Show Me Harmony Chorus of Joplin and the Springfield Show-Me Statesmen Chorus, will perform along with the award winning quartets Jazz! and Random Play.  Advance tickets are available by calling (417)425-7080.  Tickets are Adults $15, Students and groups of ten or more $10 and children under five are free.  For more information visit http://www.springfieldmetrochorus.com.