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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.
With a 36% increase in membership over the past year, Central Oregon Showcase Chorus was the proud winner of the 2014-2015 GYPCI award.
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Central Oregon Showcase Chorus.
Last year the chorus celebrated its
40th year as a chartered member of
Sweet Adelines International.
|Saturday, September 24, 2016||Come to Centennial Park in downtown Redmond (7th and Evergreen) for the "Festival of Cultures." It is an all-day event, but you will definitely want to be there for the Naturalization Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Central Oregon Showcase Chorus will perform the national anthem and after the ceremony we'll be singing a few more songs. We are honored to be a part of the festivities!|
|Saturday, October 8, 2016||14th Annual "Tea and Tunes" - enjoy an afternoon tea while being entertained by the members of our chorus. Tickets are $15 each and must be purchased in advance. Contact any chorus member to purchase your tickets. The show starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Redmond Senior Center.|
|Monday, October 10, 2016||Join us at the Redmond Senior Center, 325 NW Dogwood, at 6:00 p.m. for the kick off of our annual Christmas Chorus. We'll have six weeks of practice followed by a performance at our annual show. Ladies of all ages are welcome!|
|Saturday, November 19, 2016||This year marks our third annual holiday show "Joyful Winter Sounds" at the Community Presbyterian Church, 529 NW 19th Street in Redmond. The show starts at 7:00 p.m. and will have a mix of holiday favorites as well as some year-round melodies. Tickets are $10 each and will be available in advance or at the door.|
|Winter 2016||Do you have a holiday event that needs some entertainment? We are available as a chorus or hire one of our quartets to come entertain your group. Contact Jeannie at 541-526-5006 for more information or to schedule us for your event.|
|February 2017||Thinking of something unique for Valentine's Day? Send your loved ones, friends or co-workers a Singing Valentine. One of our quartets will come to your location and sing for that special someone. More information will be available early next year, so check our website for more information as the occasion draws near!|
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 Manageremail@example.com|
|Sue Couch||Assistant to Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Want to send us a card or letter, please address it to:
Central Oregon Showcase Chorus
PO Box 904
Redmond, OR 97756
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.
“Singing is an ageless enjoyment – you are never too young or too old. Singing is therapeutic both emotionally & physically. Singing broadens expressive communication. Active participation in singing can increase energy & vigor to see us through even the most stress-filled life commitments. Singing strengthens concentration & memory.”
- Patty Mills (Sweet Adeline)
“Lowers your blood pressure. Boosts your “cuddle” hormone. Allows you to breathe easier. Helps you find serenity after cancer. Rewrites your brain after a stroke.”
- Michael Roizen, MD
“Singing improves your mood. It is effective as a stress reliever & improves sleep. Singing releases pain relieving endorphins, helping you forget that painful knee or whatever. Your posture improves. Lung capacity increases. Singing clears sinuses & respiratory tubes. Your mental alertness improves. Singing tones your facial & stomach muscles. It boosts your immune system. Your confidence increases.”
- Bryan Hunter, PhD
“Singing exercises major muscle groups in the upper body. It is an aerobic activity that improves the efficiency of your cardiovascular system and encourages you to take more oxygen into your body, leading to increased alertness.”
- 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)