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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.
|Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, July 11, 2015||Central Oregon Showcase Chorus will volunteering at the 2015 Oregon Summer Quilt Expo. The hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in the Three Sisters Conference Center. Our chorus will be accepting donations for the “Feed the Children Charity Quilt Sale” and we have chosen the Family Access Network as our charity for this event. To learn about the Family Access Network and the wonderful services they provide to local families visit their website at www.familyaccessnetwork.org. For more information about the quilt expo go to www.oregonsummerquiltexpo.com. Of course you know that we can't go anywhere as a group without a song breaking out! So stop by and we may even find time to entertain you with a song or two.|
|Sunday, August 2, 2015||We will once again be singing at the Deschutes County Fair. Time and place to be announced.|
|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.|
|Winter 2015||Christmas Chorus - join us as we gear up for the holiday season. We will be singing our favorite Christmas carols for the holidays and we would love to have you join us. More information will be provided as we approach this year's holiday season.|
|February 2016||Looking for a unique Valentine's gift for your loved ones, friends or co-workers? Give them a Singing Valentine! Our quartets will be out and about singing for Valentine's Day. But you don't have to wait until next year, we are available all year long for any occasion!|
|May 12-15, 2016||Region 12 Convention & Competition, Nugget Resort and Casino, Sparks, Nevada.|
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)