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Holiday Concert: Grand Traverse Show Chorus of Sweet Adelines
December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
The Grand Traverse Show Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, is the one of the coolest vocal ensembles for women in the Grand Traverse region. Get ready to have a blast as they perform holiday music in their fun, charismatic, barbershop style. Join us at the Main Library for a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, smiling good time with this high-energy group.
More from the Grand Traverse Show Chorus:
The Grand Traverse Show Chorus (GTSC) is a dynamic women’s ensemble who sing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style. Our purpose is to provide the opportunity for women to sing, learn about music, perform, and entertain. It’s what we like to call “Glee” for adults!
Chartered in Traverse City in 1954, the 38-member chorus is a mixture of ages, interests, and occupations. Our members come from all over the five-county area including Alanson, Alden, Bellaire, Central Lake, Elk Rapids, Empire, Interlochen, Kingsley, Mancelona, Old Mission, Suttons Bay, Traverse City, and Williamsburg.
The chorus is under the direction of master director, Jill Watson. Jill has been with the chorus since 2002 and became the front line director in 2012. We provide high-caliber musical education and vocal training. We also encourage women to develop other skills such as administration, show staging, costuming, marketing, and choreography.
The chorus performs regularly at public, private, civic, and charitable functions. We present an annual tea that helps provide a source of income for the year. Proceeds help defray our expenses, including education, coaching, sheet music, copyright fees, rehearsal hall rent, director salary, and costumes. Proceeds are also shared with charitable organizations.
GTSC participates annually in our regional competition which is a highlight of the year. In 2017, we placed 3rd overall out of 17 regional choruses! We have just returned from the Sweet Adelines International Competition held in Las Vegas, NV, where we placed 4th in the world(!) in the Division “A” category (small chorus division).
We’d love to have you visit our rehearsal any Tuesday evening between 6:45 ~ 9:30 p.m. at the Traverse Horizon Outlet Mall, US 31 S behind the old theatres. For information regarding rehearsals or membership, call Carrol Wise, at 231.933.0729, or visit our website at grandtraverseshowchorus.org.