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

Looking Ahead to May’s Competition

Today was the drawing for the order of appearance at out Regional contest. Our chorus will sing 12th in the chorus competition this year on May 21st in Cleveland.

Members of our chorus will also be competing in the quartet competition on Friday May 20:

Just 4 Chix (contestant #3)
Tapestry (contestant #4)
Dynasty (contestant #11)

Retreat Was Great!

Our chorus is revved up and ready to go for our May competition after spending the weekend with Jim Arns (Director of the Melodeers) and our new director, David Wallace!

We spent many productive hours working on our contest music… and several more hours eating good food, visiting with each other, and entertaining each other at our show. Hats off to our Retreat Committee and our Mistress of Ceremonies Lisa Husar for another fine retreat!

Planning a garden? Help the Chorus at the same time!

photo of coneflowerOur Chorus has a new campaign with Flower Power Fundraising from now through April 4, 2011. For every bulb or plant purchased, the chorus will receive 50% of the purchase price!

Our goal is to raise $500 to help the Chorus pay for coaches, costumes and other expenses while you get to beautify your garden.

Turning Over a New Leaf

Welcome to our new ‘minty fresh’ website! Thanks for visiting our new blog. We invite you to comment below and visit our brand new Fundraising page. Watch this space for exciting new developments with The Sounds of Pittsburgh Chorus.