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2018 has been an exciting year for Alberta Heartland.  Since our triumphant return from Convention 2018, we have had a fundraising garage sale and an awesome open house, and we received a win on the Regional Video Contest.  Our Marketing Coordinator and her team have been very busy creating posters, banners, and, of course, the winning video - congratulations to them!  Have a look at the Region 26 promo video:


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FUSION - 2018 convention

Alberta Heartland Chorus returned from 2018 contest very pleased and proud of their accomplishments.  With an improved score, and a fifth place medal we felt that we had met our goal to be the best we could be.  After a year of coaching, rehearsing, and building our craft every member contributed to our success. 

There were a few glitches on the weekend.  A new outlet centre opening right in front of the airport may have caused a delay or two.  A last minute change in hotel rooms meant our two competing quartets had to move down the street to a different hotel.  And of course a strike at the Sheraton topped it all off.  But all was overcome by being flexible and focussing on why we were there.

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Social Night

It was open invitation to come and learn about a cappella music.  In spite of the cold, and the rain, it was a fun night, full of music, friendship and socializing.  Old friends, and new were welcomed with hugs and smiles. They learned a 'tag', and some new moves.  They listened to the chorus working on the new repertoire and were entertained with a variety of Christmas songs.  It was truly an night to remember.

Do you love to sing?  Love to hear those chords ring?  Come and visit Alberta Heartland Chorus on any Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Just ring the bell to be allowed in. 

You will meet new friends and be introduced to the barbershop art form by an award winning chorus. 

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Following a year of hard work, lots of singing, and lots of fun, Alberta Heartland took their best performance to the annual convention in Surrey, B.C.  To the cheers of  loyal fans, the curtain opened to reveal the glitter of a beautiful red costume.  Fringes swinging and bodies moving in perfect time, the chorus gave their rendition of "Don't You Go Breaking My Heart", followed by "You Are My Sunshine". 

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Once again Alberta Heartland presents a SNEAK PEAK at our contest package.  The chorus has been working hard, getting ready for the annual competition, this year being held in Surrey B.C.  You can also hear the magical sounds of "CHANCE!" quartet.  Come and be impressed.

Admission is FREE and there will be refreshments supplied.

Don't forget to leave your message of encouragement to your favourite Sweet Adeline.  They are passed out on contest morning, and are highly anticipated.  Moms, Grandmas, sisters and friends... all appreciate your support.

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Merry Christmas

Alberta Heartland has been very busy, this Christmas season.  We started with our Christmas Party, held at The Ranch Golf Course, went on to host a successful performance and held two Christmas performances for our shut in friends.  We would like to wish all our friends and families a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND ALL THE BEST IN 2017.

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Fun at the Derby

We were a small but mighty group singing "Daisy Daisy" at the annual Canadian Derby.  It looked like we might get rained on, but in true Derby tradition, the sun came out and the stands were packed.  This is an annual occasion for Alberta Heartland Chorus.  We have introduced the main race "The Run for the Daisies" for almost as long as we have been a chorus.  After we sang, we watched the race and were thrilled with our vantage point from Centre field.  Some of our members were even presented with flowers.  You can see their picture in our public gallery.

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Alberta Heartland Chorus is proud to announce Nancy Tiedeman and Dineke Philipsen have completed their DCP (Director Certification Program). They are now recognized by Sweet Adelines International as Certified Directors. 

Completing the DCP program is a huge accomplishment.  It is a series of modules covering everything from choosing music to analytical listening skills and planning a rehearsal.