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Our friend and fellow chorus member, Elaine Hunt, passed away on June 12, 2019.

Elaine discovered barbershop in the late 1980's when she joined Carolina Harmony Chorus and, with her excellent work ethic and enthusiastic approach, rapidly became a dedicated chorus member. She was an asset as a singer and as a member of the Chorus Music Staff (Lead Section Leader). She also served several terms on the Chorus Board of Directors (Six times as President!!)

As Roxanne Davenport, who sang with Elaine in their quartet "What Next?!", says, Elaine "loved the whole Sweet Adeline experience - the contests, the shows, the organization, the Queens of Harmony, the whole shabang!"

After many happy years of singing in the Masonic temple in Raleigh, it is time to say goodbye - and hello to our new rehearsal location! Starting July 23, 2019 our rehearsals will take place in the fellowship hall of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, 5101 Oak Park Rd., Raleigh. But wait, there is more! Stay tuned for more news coming soon.

Click here for directions.

 

 

Amy joined Carolina Harmony Chorus soon after moving to Cary, NC, in the early 1980's and shared her positive outlook, excellent work ethic, and enthusiasm for barbershop harmony as an active member for a number of years.  She was an asset to the chorus both as a singer (excellent baritone) and as a member of the chapter Board of Directors, where she served several terms as Treasurer.   Most of all, she was a good friend and a pleasure to be around. 

We are lucky to have known her!!

Every year on Valentine's Day, the Carolina Harmony Chorus sends out quartets to spread love and cheer. In past years we have delivered "Singing Valentunes" to individuals or small groups, ordered by their loved ones. We also love to spend any extra minutes we have going to hospitals, outpatient treatment facilities, nursing homes, and anywhere else we think folks might enjoy hearing a happy tune. This year we thought - why not take some requests?

Carolina Harmony competed last night (Tuesday, October 16) in the Harmony Classic at the Sweet Adelines Internationaln competition in St. Louis, Missouri. The chorus performed its "Mermaids in Space" package, complete with mermaid dresses and a giant clam shell on the stage. Songs included "Octopus's Garden," "Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now," "I Have Dreamed," and "Come Sail Away."

See our performance in St. Louis on Youtube

Don't be fooled by the image above, taken at the end of an incredibly productive day of coaching with the fabulous Jim Arns. We're working hard and can't wait to hit the stage in St. Louis on October 16 to show what we've been working on all summer.

For those who won't be in St. Louis, you can catch our act on the Sweet Adelines webcast: http://www.sweetadswebcast.com/. It's absolutely free, though they welcome donations to help cover expenses. 

We are scheduled to be on stage at 7:20 pm Central Time--that's 8:20 pm for those of you in the east. However, schedules can change and it's common for the contest to run a little behind.

Carolina Harmony recently suffered a tremendous loss. Our chorus sister, Ann Henebury, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 8. 

Ann was preparing for what would have been her first competition with the chorus--Harmony Classic in St. Louis. Ann was a warm and enthusiastic presence in the lead section, with a smile that could light up the darkest room, as you can see above (she is in the middle of the trio in the photograph). The chorus sang at her celebration of life service in Raleigh, and a recording of the chorus will be played at a second service in Fresno, California. 

Although Ann won't be standing on the risers in St. Louis, she will be with us in our hearts.

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