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The Heart of Carolina Chorus benefit concert for No Strings Attached was a huge success. No Strings Attached, a youth quartet with members ranging in age from 15-17, is our district's youth champions, and they qualified to compete on the International stage in Nashville, Tennessee this summer.  See their competition set at  We wish them success at Nashville this summer.

View the General Assembly Chorus performance below.

Last weekend the General Assembly Chorus completed a triple play.  Saturday 16 members sang the National Anthem at the Mudcats game.  Sunday morning 21 members sang at the Hillyer Memorial Church service.  Monday evening the chorus performed patriotic songs for residents of the Springmoor Retirement Community.

Our Valentines show at Springmoor was cancelled due to weather.  It was rescheduled for April 6.  The chorus and chapter quartets performed love songs for the residents of the Springmoor Retirement Community in Cary NC.  Several of our members also sing in the Carolina Vocal Express also known as CVE.  Here an esemble of CVE members sings Love Me.

Saturday, May 24, barbershoppers from around the area attended Supercharging Your Chapter, a seminar by Paul Ellinger.  Paul Ellinger really knows his stuff and knows how to deliver it.  The event, fun, exciting and educational, was sponsored by the General Assembly Chorus and NSC District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.  This is one way barbershoppers work to improve their singing.

The General Assembly chorus in warmup before our spring show
Saturday, April 26, we had a fabulous show with performances by championship quartets Storm Front and Epic. The General Assembly chorus, an esemble from CVE and Harmon Grits also sang.   The show was hosted by Greg Fischel from WRAL.  Reports all agreed that it was an excellent and highly entertaining show.  An afterglow at the Super Asin Buffet capped the evening.  The show was a fund raiser for the Pretty in Pink Foundation.  Thank you to our show sponsors and show program advertisers.