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 December 2008 - Nr. 12

Merry Christmas and the best of Seasons from Echo Germanica

Tulsa, Okla – The North Metro Chorus took silver at the 62nd annual Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition held on Nov. 8, 2008, in Honolulu, Hawaii. One hundred seventy of the 188-member chorus performed onstage and wowed the judges and audience with its creative and musical entertainment package.

June Dale has been directing the North Metro Chorus from Toronto, Canada, since its official charter was granted back in 1967 and this year marks her fourteenth year leading the North Metro Chorus on the International Stage. Although they are a three-time International Champion chorus they knew they were up against amazing talent in this year’s competition. They are thrilled with their second place achievement.

The chorus has a diverse membership of women ranging in age from 14- to 87-years old. Membership consists of four mother and daughter combinations, including one member who shares her hobby of singing with three daughters who are also members of the North Metro Chorus. Three quartets stem from the chorus and several members serve on the International Faculty and on its Regional Management Team.

The North Metro Chorus performs for a variety of events throughout its community each year. This year they coordinated and performed for an annual auction and several shows, but also performed for several community events in support of cancer research and homeless women. Members of the North Metro Chorus are truly passionate about singing and love connecting with their audience when they perform. Chorus member, Carol Leppan explained, "Through our music and choreography we attempt to build a brief relationship with every member of the audience and give each of them the opportunity to live the message of the song and capture the passion of the story."

For more information on how to join the North Metro Chorus or on upcoming performances please visit their Web site at

Sweet Adelines International has over 1,200 quartets all around the world, over 600 choruses ranging in size from 15 to 200 members, and over 25,000 female members, all singing a cappella harmony, barbershop style. Sweet Adelines International is one of the largest women’s singing organizations in the world, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

For more information, call 800-992-7464 or visit

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