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By Tracy Thompson
The Times 

Sweet Adelines Chorus Raises Money at Karaoke Fundraiser


October 3, 2019

Lane Gwinn

From left to right: Cherilyn Phipps, Jenny Miles, Chessa Hickox, Cindy Draper, Marilyn Johnson, Kazue Guss, Margaret Terry, Serena Travis, and Kelly Hardin. The event was a successful one for the Chorus, and the group is already planning for next year.

Waitsburg's Plaza Theater hosted a broad range of community vocalists at the Blue Mountain Chorus Sweet Adelines of Walla Walla's first-ever karaoke event on Saturday, September 21. The fundraiser netted over $400 with the goal of purchasing new sheet music for the choral group. The Sweet Adelines have been active for over 45 years and recently welcomed a new director in Doug Boedigheimer, Milton-Freewater's Chief of Police. Boedigheimer is also a vocalist who performs with the Stateline Quartet.

"We have a great library of older music, but we need to incorporate some music that was written past 1980! We'd love to keep our repertoire current and fresh," Noted Chessa Hickox, Assistant Director of the chorus.

Sweet Adelines always welcomes new singers and have recently changed their practice time to Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m. at Walla Walla's Blue Mountain Community Church, located at 928 Sturm Ave. Ms. Hickox noted that fall and winter are busy performance times for the group with flash mobs and caroling on the schedule as well as performances including local elementary school choirs. For more information, contact: 509-795-0990.


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