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[from the HOT SHEET]  Twenty-three men in blue took to the risers Monday [9/17] night as the General Assembly Chorus performed for an appreciative audience at Searstone Retirement Community.

Under the direction of Larry Triplett, the chorus opened the set with No, No, Nora from the spring repertoire, followed by the Irving Berlin classic Cheek to Cheek and the Randy Newman tune, I Will Go Sailing No More.

Never Home 4 quartet followed with Chances Are and Zippity-Doo-Dah where, once again, thanks to Bill Andrusic, Mr. Bluebird disappeared in a cloud of feathers.

[HOT SHEET, May 15, 2018] Our 2018 Spring Show took place on Saturday, May 12 at the Cary Arts Center. The General Assembly Chorus opened the show, augmented by a dozen or so members of the NC Harmony Brigade.
 
After the chorus presented a set of a half-dozen numbers from the Harmony Brigade repertoire, the headliner quartets, Pratt Street Power and the Ladies, presented a variety of quartet, mixed quartet, and 8-voice ensemble numbers, featuring both barbershop and jazz harmonies.
 

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 www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jsq5ukIbHc.  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.

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