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Central Oregon Showcase Chorus is an educational and performing barbershop chorus, a non-profit organization and a member of Sweet Adelines International. Formed and chartered in the 1970's, our membership consists of women from Prineville, Redmond, Powell Butte, Bend and the surrounding area who simply love to learn, teach and sing barbershop harmony.
2014 marks a milestone for Central Oregon Showcase Chorus. This year the chorus celebrates its 40th year as a chartered member of Sweet Adelines International.
|October 6, 2014||Christmas Chorus - Join Central Oregon Showcase Chorus on Monday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. at the Redmond Senior Center for the kick off of our Christmas Chorus - we will have 9 weeks of practice followed by a performance at our Christmas show on December 6th.|
|December 6, 2014||Christmas in Harmony - Saturday, Dececember 6th at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Redmond (529 NW 19th Street). Tickets $15. We will have performances by Central Oregon Showcase Chorus, along with our Christmas Chorus, the High Desert Harmoneers and our very own Finnazz Quartet!|
|December 2014||Caroling - as we do each year we will be going out caroling in local stores, at area events or even for your own party. If you would like for us to come to your location or event, please contact us!|
|February 2015||Singing Valentines - our quartets will be out singing for Valentines Day. Or if you have a special dinner or something planned for friends, family, co-workers contact us. Let us make your event special.|
|April 30-May 3, 2015||Region 12 Convention & Competition, Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada|
|Fall 2015||13th Annual "Tea & Tunes" - enjoy an afternoon tea while being entertained by the members of our chorus. Our 2015 even promises to be our best yet. We just keep getting better and better. You won't want to miss it! Date and time to be announced late Summer 2015.|
We are located in beautiful Redmond, Oregon.
We are always looking for new members,
so come join us at one of our practice sessions.
For more information on how you can join Central Oregon Showcase Chorus or for performance information, please contact us:
|Jeannie Wiggins||Chorus Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Per Professor Graham Welch… “Singing releases endorphins to make you feel energized & uplifted. Singing gives the lungs a workout. Singing tones abdominal & intercostal muscles & the diaphragm & stimulates circulation. Singing makes us breath more deeply so we take in more oxygen, improve aerobic capacity & experience a release of muscle tension as well.”
Greg Cohen, of George Washington University, tracked a Senior Singers Chorale in Arlington, Virginia, and found that the singers suffered less depression, made fewer doctor visits a year, took fewer medications & had increased their other activities.
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- Patty Mills (Sweet Adeline)
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- Michael Roizen, MD
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- Bryan Hunter, PhD
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- The Guardian
“Whether or not you become a world-class singer is not important…
Sharing the joy of singing will enrich your life far beyond the notes & music.
Add a healthy, new dimension to your life - try singing!"
- Patty Mills (Sweet Adeline)