It’s Contest Season

The chorus is getting ready for our Regional Competition this year — 8 weeks away! We’re putting the finishing touches on our choreography, music, costumes and getting ready for a great chorus retreat later this month. Our website has links posted in the sidebar for tickets and other details if you would like to see us live.

Tonight’s Open House

chorus with blue shirts and hatsWe are excited to participate in Sweet Adeline International’s Global Open House event! If you are thinking of coming, or planning to be here you will be in for a treat. Our director has picked out a new song that we will all learn together. You will discover what part to sing and learn more about barbershop singing and about our chorus. In addition, you will be treated to a mini-performance just for you. Don’t miss it!

Order a Singing Christmas Card

The Chorus is offering Singing Christmas Cards again this year. To participate, copy and print our order form.

Details:

A Christmas Card Sung Live in 4-Part Barbershop Harmony by Phone December 11, 2011; 2 to 4 P.M. (Domestic calls only.  Sorry no refunds)

Choose among three songs:

Christmas Chopsticks, Jingle Bell Rock or CHRISTmas

All orders must be received by December 6, 2011

Pittsburgh Day of Giving October 4th!

Point Click Give Maximize 10.4.11 Day of Giving Pittsburghgives.orgThe Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus is participating in the Pittsburgh Day of Giving on October 4th, 2011. On this day, starting at midnight, you can donate to our chorus and we will receive matching funds. This deal only applies on October 4th, so please make a note in your calendar and give on that day so we can receive the matching funds.

On October 4th:

  1. Visit http://www.pittsburghgives.org and look for the “Day of Giving” link.
  2. Look for our Chorus in the drop-down list to add your donation. You will find us in the Pittsburgh list.
  3. There is a minimum donation of $25. Master Card and Visa are accepted. There is a small processing fee deducted from your donation.

Watch the video below for more details or click the link for instructions you can print.

PittsburghGives 2011 Instructions

One Day Left to Vote!

There is one day left to vote for our chorus to appear with the CLO’s Marvelous Wonderettes on July 30th. See our video here. If you haven’t voted already, you have until midnight on Friday, July 22. Here are the details:

Send an e-mail to SingOff@pittsburghCLO.org with the following details:

Video Title: Who are you voting for? (Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus!)
Your Name:
Your Address (including city/state/zip):
Phone (optional):
Email:

Votes WILL NOT be accepted if complete contact information is not provided.

Voting will take place from today through Friday, July 22 at midnight. The winning video will be announced on Saturday, July 23 and the winning group will perform before “The Marvelous Wonderettes” on Saturday, July 30 (7:30pm).

Play ball! We’re singing at PNC Park

Enjoy a Pirates baseball game and see your favorite chorus on the Jumbotron in the most beautiful park in Major League baseball! We’re performing the National Anthem before the Pirates game  (v Chicago Cubs) on August 1st at 7:00pm.

See Us at Kennywood on Saturday

The chorus is performing at Kennywood Amusement Park this Saturday, July 2nd at 2pm at Pavilion 23 as part of their Celebrate America program. We will perform some familiar songs, our award-winning contest numbers and patriotic songs for the holiday.  Special guests include the Just 4 Chix Quartet.

Regional Contest Awards

We are happy to announce our Region 17 Contest results: The Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus is the 2011 1st Place Midsize chorus and 2nd Place chorus for the region.

Congratulations also to Dynasty, who won 2nd Place in the Quartet competition this year. (Lets hope they like the color red!)

It was a great contest and we heard some wonderful singing by our colleagues in the region. Our best wishes go to Greater Cleveland Chorus for winning first place in the chorus competition and TGIF for their first place finish in the quartet competition. Go get ’em at International! We are proud of them both — even if they are from Cleveland… 😉

Contest is One Week Away

We’re fired up about our first contest with a new director, new songs and a lot of great energy and talent from our coaches and singers! You have a chance to hear us perform before the big day this Monday night. Our Friends and Family performance will be at 8:30pm Monday May 16th at the Coraopolis United Methodist Church. We will all be there with our glitter and dance shoes 🙂

Mark Your Calendar

Our annual show is booked for Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Ambridge High School.  It is a beautiful new high school with state of the art sound and lighting systems and a lovely auditorium! with a panoramic stage (MASSIVE!)  The show committee will meet the week after contest (due to travel plans of the committee) so we’ll be excited to share some details with you after that.  I know David’s wheels are already turning about some of the music he wants us to start learning, so hang on!

Ellen and the Show Committee