Cardinal District Senior Chorus 2017
The Barbershop Harmony Society is adding something that may be of interest to you. This will be a new opportunity to showcase your experience, a new way for you to be involved as a performer and enjoy a new kind of onstage experience.
Senior Chorus Festival
This new program will combine the fun of an all-chapter chorus and the wild success of the Youth Chorus Festival. The new Senior Chorus Festival at Midwinter will feature some of the best Senior choruses from around the Society. At that festival, they will each sing two-song packages which will be judged but not ranked. Some districts got a head start in this program, and the first Senior Chorus Festival will take part at Midwinter Convention in San Antonio in January 2017.
Cardinal District Senior Chorus
Cardinal and many other districts will be joining the bandwagon for this process for the 2017/18 cycle, culminating in the Senior Chorus Festival at Midwinter in 2018.
This is a great way for Barbershoppers 55 years or older, whose chapters may not often compete, to again experience the roar of the crowd, the dazzle of the lights and the exciting rush of standing up in a top notch performance with their district brothers in a large chorus.
It starts at the district level, with the creation of district-wide senior choruses such as the one we are now forming in the Cardinal District. When you sign up for this fantastic experience we will assign you a password for charts and tracks in 4 parts on our district website. (For those of you who don’t have internet access, we will mail you your charts and tracks). Your director will be Terry Wence, a very knowledgeable and dedicated Barbershopper, a district quartet champion and experienced director. This chorus will rehearse together several times during 2017 and compete for qualification score at our fall 2017 convention.
The other districts are taking a similar approach at their district conventions in 2017. The top 5 senior choruses will be invited to perform in the Senior Chorus Festival at the Midwinter convention of 2018.
To sign up or to request additional information about the Cardinal District Senior Chorus, contact our district’s Senior Chorus coordinator:
Jim Boatright firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about this exciting addition to the barbershopping experience for our senior singers will be provided at this year’s Cardinal District fall convention.