The Pitch Pipe January 2022

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Harmony up Round

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Where We Sang Harmony on the Sound Chorus (#1) sang at the Trumbull Arts Festival and the Monroe Apple Festival. Columbus Chorus (#4) performed as part of the Hilliard Arts Council Summer Concert Series. Greater Eugene Chorus (#12) performed as part of the 4th Annual Night of Vocal Arts at the Shedd Institute in Eugene, Oregon (USA) on Nov. 6. Cranberry Shores Chorus (#1) sang the national anthem at a Cape Cod Baseball League game in August. In July, the chorus performed as part of a virtual event for Tufts University alumni. In July, Flashpoint Quartet (#1) sang the national anthem at a Portland Sea Dogs baseball game in Portland, Maine (USA). Staff Party Quartet (#5) sang the national anthem at a game of the American Association Baseball Champions, the Kansas City Monarchs. Midnight Madness Quartet (#5) performed at Beaverdale Farmer’s Market in Des Moines, Iowa (USA). In August, Arundelair Chorus (#19) performed at the First Sunday Arts Festival in Annapolis, Maryland (USA). Valley Forge Chorus (#19) performed at the Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park in Media, Pennsylvania (USA) on August 19 and at the South Wayne PorchFest on September 11. Palz Pepper Chorus (#30) performed on Nov. 27 on Primasenser Street in Kaiserslautern, Germany. On Oct. 6, Västerås Show Chorus (#32) performed outside at a local shopping area. How We Sang Perth Harmony Chorus (#34) came in first in their class when they performed at the North of Perth Music Festival. Additionally, they were awarded the People’s Choice Award prize of a trophy and cash. JAZZ! Quartet (#25) made the finals in the Five Star Talent Contest at the Presley Theater in Branson, Missouri (USA). In August, Heart of Missouri Chorus (#5) sang outdoors in front of the Historic Roselyn Heights Mansion to help celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial Birthday. Riot Act Quartet, Fleetwood Four Quartet, and Fenton Lakes Chorus (all #2) sang at the Linden, Michigan (USA) Sesquicentennial Celebration. On June 9, A Cappella Unlimited Chorus (#10) performed for retired faculty and staff of Texas State University. Member Marche’ Marquis wrote

Inland Empire Chorus (#21) welcomed Santa Claus to a local sporting goods store for the season.


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in their regional newsletter, Tune in With 10, “They had kept the date open for a year and were an appreciative audience.” Angela M. Sanders, author of the Joanna Hayworth Vintage Clothing Mysteries and the Booster Club Capers, was the October guest for the Mission Valley Chorus (#12) virtual author chat series. Harmony Northwest Chorus (#13) gathered outdoors, distanced, to record a video performance in honor of the 100th birthday of a local World War II veteran. The chorus had been specially invited to perform by the veteran’s family last December. Why We Sang Staff Party Quartet (#5) sang for a local Red Hat Society in their first performance in over two years. Grand Rapids Chorus (#17) recorded a Veterans Day tribute for a local television station. A Cappella Unlimited Chorus (#10) sang at the Veterans Day parade in San Marcos, Texas (USA). Valley Chords Chorus (#1) sang at a luncheon for members of Bugbee Senior Center. Tri City Chorus (#2) sang the national anthem at the Bay City Blue Star Memorial on September 11 in Bay City, Michigan (USA). Delmarva Chorus (#19) performed at the annual American Legion Post Everlasting Memorial Service on July 14 at the Ocean City Convention Center in Maryland (USA). Five Valley Chorus (#13) have developed a Dial-a-Carol program through which residents at senior centers can call in to request their favorite songs. Chisholm Trail Chorus (#10) has established a monthly relationship with a local charitable organization and women’s shelter. For June, they collected and delivered several boxes filled with peanut butter and jelly for their general food pantry and had a special donation of hair dryers and makeup for the women. Acappella Omaha Chorus (#5) has retired some of its twill button-down logo shirts, donating the shirt fabric to the Sew Powerful Purse Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating extreme poverty in Zambia, Africa. On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, representatives of City Voices Chorus (#5) participated in an event at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri (USA).

An ensemble from Bridges of Harmony Show Chorus (#9) sang at the Harvest Festival at Friday Musicale in Jacksonville, Florida (USA).