Wednesday, 18 January 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
All over the globe, Sweet Adelines International choruses are joining together to teach the world to sing, including right here in Central Texas.
Women of all ages who would like to learn about 4-part, a cappella music are invited to join Chisholm Trail Chorus every Thursday night in January at 6:45 p.m. at the Cultural Activities Center, 3011 North 3rd St. in Temple, during a Global Open House. Admission is free.
Each week the group will introduce something new about the barbershop music craft.
Today, participants will see how barbershop has hit television by watching DVD performances of quartets and choruses that have performed on network shows such as The Sing Off.
On Jan. 12, visitors will watch past performances of Chisholm Trail Chorus at annual shows, as well as contest DVDs.
The Jan. 19 rehearsal will put the spotlight on music education with a coaching session by barbershop superstar Dale Syverson, director of international gold medal Rich-Tone Chorus of Richardson.
The open house continues Jan. 26.
Directed by Carol Scherer, the chorus has shared its talents at the Bloomin' Temple Festival, the HEB Feast of Sharing, the Belton Senior Center and the Salado Stroll, among other community events.
Members of the group also performed at New York's Carnegie Hall last May.
Chisholm Trail Chorus, a non-profit organization, is comprised of Central Texas women from Temple, Belton, Troy, China Spring, Lott, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Harker Heights, Lometa, Bartlett, Rogers, Little River, Georgetown, Pflugerville and Austin.