sometime this week just for old time's sake
Chorus Competes In Lima
As the applause died down, we gathered around our "baby" to sing our second number, "Kentucky Babe". Again we accepted the applause from the audience, the curtain closed and another contest performance had come and gone.
After a short visit to another room for the official chorus contest photograph, it was time to become a spectator and watch other chorus performances. Many Akron Chapter members traveled to the nearby Lima Mall at 3:30pm, to join with members of other choruses and do some singing for the mall patrons.
Most of us then made plans for the trip home. By that time we had learned that we finished in sixth place out of eight choruses in the competition. Our overall score was a little higher this year compared to 2008. Having fun and improving in the eye of the judges is a pretty good combination. You can use the JAD link at the top right of the Bulletin page to check all of the chorus and quartet scoring summaries.
Top 10 Signs You Are Too Old to Be Trick or Treating
10. You get winded from knocking on the door.
9. You have to have another person chew the candy for you.
8. You ask for high fiber candy only.
7. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over.
6. People say, "Great Keith Richards mask!" and you're not wearing a mask.
5. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest.
4. By the end of the night, you have a bag full of restraining orders.
3. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece.
2. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker.
1. You avoid going to houses where your ex-wives live.
What kind of street does a ghost like best?
A dead end.
Chorus Helps To Celebrate Lincoln's 200th Birthday
On Saturday evening, October 24, at Cuyahoga Falls High School, a contingent of singers from our Chapter joined with over 200 other singers and a full orchestra to perform Lincoln: A Symphonic Tribute. This piece was written by New England composer, Dorn Younger, and was commissioned by The Summit Choral Society. In addition to our Chapter members, this event featured Masterworks Choral Summit Children's Touring Choir, The Summit Children's Choirs, guest soloists and narration by WAKR's Ray Horner.
Mr. Younger completed his thirty-minute, six-movement work this year, and Choral Society artistic director, Frank Jacobs, invited the men of our chorus to be a part of it's premier. Also included in the performance was children's choir director Hal Walker's piece, Father Abraham, for children's choir with harmonica. Our contribution to the evening included singing verses from God Bless America and America The Beautiful.
Thank you to all who represented the Derbytown Chorus. There will be a video of the event available for us. Watch for updates on where and when.
How can you tell when windows are scared?
They get shudders.