Here's your chance to sing with the Alexienne ChorusThe Alexienne Chorus of Alexandria (Sweet Adelines International) is offering a free performance opportunity.
The Alexienne Chorus of Alexandria (Sweet Adelines International) is offering a free performance opportunity.
Beginning July 13, women who like to sing are invited to come to as many as six Tuesday rehearsals at 6:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 9th and Douglas, in Alexandria.
These free membership nights include the music, vocal production lessons, social time and sharing the love of singing as well as learning about the international organization of barbershop singing for women, Sweet Adelines International.
This trial membership and summer performance opportunity does not obligate participants to any further commitment in the chorus.
A performance date has been set for Sunday, August 22. Those who attend the free summer sessions can perform as special guest musicians with the Alexienne Chorus in several area churches for their morning services.
Sweet Adelines choruses feature ladies barbershop-style music in four parts: bass, baritone, lead, and tenor. These are roughly the equivalent in women’s voices to alto/men’s tenor range, contralto/men’s baritone range, soprano, and second soprano.
Music selections are performed in barbershop-style range from pop and modern to country/folk and inspirational and nearly any genre of music in between.
For more information or to arrange carpooling from other towns and areas surrounding Alexandria, call any of the following numbers, preferably in the evening: Alexandria, (320) 762-8757; Evansville, (218) 948-2267; Kensington, (320) 965-2565.
Current members of the Alexienne Chorus are from Alexandria, Barrett, Brandon, Carlos, Evansville, Herman, Hoffman, Kensington, Sebeka, Starbuck, Parkers Prairie and Wadena.
The Alexienne Chorus is directed by Sharon Kempf of Wadena.