springfield metro chorus

(photo by Randy Stewart)

Springfield Metro Chorus, a charter member of Sweet Adelines International, is a group of nearly 50 women who gather together to celebrate the art form known as "barbershop music"--it's not just for quartets.  But the Chorus does contain a couple of integral quartets as part of the overall group.  One of them is Diane Durham's "My Favorite Quartet," and once again they visited KSMU to sing a couple of Christmas songs and promote their 2016 "Singing Christmas Cards."

Michele Skalicky / KSMU

UPDATE:  The chorus placed fourth in the Double A Division.

A local barbershop chorus is getting ready for a big competition in Nevada.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky stopped by the group’s last rehearsal before the trip and has this story.

The Springfield Metro Chorus has worked hard to get to this point—the all-female group will compete Tuesday in the Sweet Adelines International competition’s Harmony Classic AA division in Las Vegas.

Monday night was their last chance to polish things up as they rehearsed at Central Christian Church.

(Photo: Randy Stewart) / KSMU Radio

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. 

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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

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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,