September 27, 2015 performance

2015 Welsh

The posters are out for our September 27 performance in Mankato.  Come to the First Presbyterian Church, 220 East Hickory at 1:00 for some great congregational singing.  The Chordhustlers will be singing six songs during breaks in the singing.  Even non singers can come to enjoy the music.

2015 church tour starts

This Sunday, June 21, starts the Chordhustlers church tour schedule.  Chordhustlers are to meet in the Baptist church for breakfast a 7:30 a.m.  Jerry will have the schedule for us then.

If you do not have it on your calendar, The other dates for church tours are July 19 and 26.  Expect more details as we get closer.

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2014 Food Shelf Benefit

The Windom Chordhuslters Chorus will be hosting their annual Food Shelf Benefit Christmas Concert at Bethel Mennonite Church in Mt. Lake on Sunday, November 30 at 4 p.m.  Admission is by a donation to the food shelf.  Come help the Chordhustlers start the holiday season.

They will continue their holiday activities the next night when the sing at the Sogge Good Samaritan home (5:45), Mickelsen Manor (6:10) and Remick Ridge (6:30) apartments on Monday, December 1.  If you have a loved one in any of the facilities come join us.

The Summer is ending

10295178_695926990461560_1350741281691520494_oThis was it, last Monday’s performance at BARC was the last singing engagement we have for the summer.  The shifting of gears has already happened for winter, we have a Christmas number in our folders.

It’s amazing how fast it happens.  County fairs have already started and just after the middle of August some area schools will start.  Summer will be over.  In the mean time we can look forward to our chapter picnic and singing at the Twins game on August 17.

Details are still coming in for the picnic.  This year we will be hosted by Ken and Jean Fast at their home at 1845 Red Leaf Court.  To get to their house, head northwest out of Windom on River Road (County 13) to 18th Ave.  Take 18th Ave. north and take a left on Red Leaf Court.  Their house will be on your left.  Red Leaf Court is U-shaped so if you miss the first one, take the second one and go around the loop.

Last I heard it was burgers on the grill and a dish to pass.  Bring your own dinner ware.  Food will be served at 7.  Any other details or changes will be announced at practice.  See you all there.

BARC Picnic

The details are in for the BARC picnic.

Monday, July 21, we will be singing for those attending the picnic at 6:00.  Singers should gather in Room 10, our dressing area, to warm up at 5:30.

There will be a short practice immediately after we sing at the church.  Kent promises to let us out early.  No uniform, just street cloths.  Please be sure to tell everyone of the change in practice time.10448483_693991690655090_6499331793782274714_o

2014 Church Tour 2

July 13 will find the Chordhustlers Chorus on their second church tour of the summer.  This one will mean some miles.  The list of churches and times is  below.

Zion Lutheran, Odin – 8:30

First Lutheran, St. James – 9:00

Covenant, Trimont – 9:30

St. Olaf Lutheran, Odin – 10:05

Lakeview Gospel, Mt. Lake – 10:45

Bethel Mennonite, Mt Lake – 11:00

 

Church sing schedule, Windom, 2014

The Windom Area Chordhustlers Chorus will be making its annual tour of churches on Sunday, June 16th. Below you will find our schedule for the morning.  We will arrive at your church at the approximate time listed unless I hear from you before Thursday next week. (June 5th)

 

8:55   Lutheran Church of Our Savior

9:10   American Lutheran Church

9:30   First Presbyterian

9:55   St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church

10:10   First United Methodist

10:25   Evangelical Free Church

11:00   Bethany Lutheran Church at Bergen

11:20   Church of God Prophecy

11:30   First Baptist Church

 

We will enter your sanctuary singing a hymn, sing two more selections, and depart.  We should be in your sanctuary about 7 to 8 minutes.   With travel time between churches we do not have any extra time that morning.  We ask that you help us to stay with this schedule by allowing us to sing as soon as possible when we get to your church.

We hope to be on time, but if we are detained, we may come in a bit later. Hold on, we will be there soon.

Thank you for your help,

Jerry Bauer

Food shelf concert

Chordhustlers’ benefit concert draws big crowd
St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church was nearly filled to capacity for the Windom Area Chordhustlers’ annual Food Shelf Benefit Concert Sunday afternoon.

Admission to the concert was an item for the food shelf or a freewill monetary donation. A total of 509 pounds of food were collected at the concert as well as $615, which was all donated to local food shelves.

The 90-minute concert featured a number of holiday selections performed by the hosts, which included secular songs of the season as well as several classic Christmas hymns, all sung in traditional four-part barbershop harmony. The men’s barbershop chorus numbers 30 men from all around the area.

In addition to the Chordhustlers, Original Blend, a quartet of Chordhustlers members Irvin and Brian Sether, Jay Imker and Karl Frederickson performed a couple of holiday selections.

A highlight of the concert was a guest appearance by the Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus from the Walnut Grove area. The group sang several numbers from its holiday concert series it will be performing in Marshall, Lamberton and Lucan.

Among the songs the group sang was “The Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth,” an arrangement made famous by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

The concert concluded with members of the two choruses coming together to sing one song from each group’s repetoire.

The Chordhustlers have held a food shelf benefit concert for over 30 years.

2013 food shelf benefit

Foodshelf Show 12-1-13

The Windom Area Chordhustlers will help you get you and your family in a positive holiday mood as you support their annual Foodshelf Benefit Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at St Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Windom (548 17th St). Also performing will be the Original Blend Quartet and special guests The Southwest Minnesota Men’s Chorus.

Admission is a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the local foodshelves. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

The Chordhustlers are a thirty man, four part a capella harmony music group featuring singers from Windom and the surrounding area. They are directed by Kent Mickelson from Lakefield and are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society. www.barbershop.org For more information contact Kent Mickelson 507-830-0324kdaemick@mysmbs.com

Chordhustlers 45th show poster

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The poster is ready for the Chordhustlers 45th annual show to be held April 6 at 2:30 and 7:00.