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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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And so it begins...another Fantastic year of singing, sharing and just having fun.  Join us, Hire us or just check in for shows and performances.  From all of us to all of you ---All the best in 2017.

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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. 

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Fun in 2016

Alberta Heartland was pleased and honoured to be coached by Kim Vaughn, past director of San Diego Chorus.  Kim is a much sought after coach, travelling the world to spread the gospel of Barbershop. 

As a quartet singer, Vaughn won her first title in 1976 with High Society, again in 1988 with Savvy and most recently in 2001 with a cappella Gold.

She is one of only eight women to have both won a crown and direct a champion chorus.