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The sounds of barbershop harmony filled the Masonic Hall in Edmonton as Alberta Heartland Chorus unveiled their 2015 contest package.  An appreciative audience of family and friends applauded and praised the chorus for their hard and work and dedication to the art form.  After performing the contest songs, "All the Way" (written by Sammy Cahn and arranged by Brent Graham) and "If I Love Again" (written by J.P. Murray, and arranged by Nancy Bergman and Ed Waesche), they entertained the audience further with a mixture of popular barbershop tunes. 

Singing and dancing to "Octopuses Garden", complete with beach toys and musical instruments, brought laughter and cheers from the audience.  The drumming during "Africa" by our own Colleen Knight was a popular choice, as was the Canadian favourite "Fare Thee Well".   The final number was the traditional "How We Sang Today" when all Sweet Adelines, past and present were invited up to join the chorus and sing along.   

Add a performance by the prize winning quartet "Double Take", and some coffee and treats afterwards and a good time was had by all.