September 27, 2015 performance

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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.

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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

Rhythm details

Friday July 11 we will be singing at Rhythm of the River days in Jackson.  If you wish to car pool from Windom you should meet at the church to leave at 4:30.  We will meet at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 614 Logan Avenue, Jackson, MN 56143 at 5:00.  We’ll pool rides to Ashley Park.  There are only a few spots to park near the stage.  We sing at 5:30.  It’s a short show, but an important one.  Please be on time!

 

Summer 2014

A busy summer has already started.  Our first tour of churches was last Sunday, June 15 in Windom and was well received.  Members and fans may want to get some of these dates on their calendar.

July 11 will find us singing at Jackson’s Rhythm of the River Days.  Details will be coming, but for now put 5:30 down as our singing time.

July 13 will be our second tour of churches going east this time.

July 20 is the date for our last tour of churches as we sing in the north part of our area.

July 21 will be the BARC picnic.  Since that is a Monday, we will meet early to sing and then practice after that.

Those of you wanting to go to the Twins game need to talk to Terry to get on the list.  We will be joining other chapter from the region to sing on August 17.  Here’s your chance to be on Target field.images

The very next day we will have our chapter picnic.  That’s August 18 for those of you not keeping track.

Many of these days do not as yet have times locked down so be sure to be at practice. As I get more details I will let you know.

Our new summer shirts have been well received.  Please take care of them, they should give us many years of use.  Uniform of the day will also be discussed at practice.

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

2014 MN Twins Game

UnknownIt is time to mark your calendars for the 2014 Anthem and 7th Inning Singout at Target Field.  The date is Sunday, August 17th.  Gametime is 1:00 PM against the Kansas City Royals. We will be gathering at Noon at our usual place around the corner from Gate #6 – the light rail boarding area.

Everything remains the same from previous years, including the cost of the ticket. That will be $27 each. The seats remain located in the Overlook and Powerball section of Target Field (new food choices nearby).

I will appreciate receiving your ticket money no later than July 14th. That is a week earlier than normal but I want to have the tickets in my hand to distribute and our family vacation time will be off and on  after that week through August 11th.  It takes a little organizing so the extra time will make that work.  The Twins also want their money at least three weeks ahead.

Thanks for your continued interest. Again I am looking forward to our time together.

Ken Slinde Bass, Great Northern Union Chorus

For more information Contact Terry Wheeler at practice.

The show is over

Our 2014 show “Celebrate Harmony” is over.  The reviews were good.  We were pleased to have four new faces on the risers this year.  It’s been some time since we had any new faces, so four in one year is really fun.  So here is a picture to see what we looked like on the show.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We’ve been very happy with our Youth in Harmony program over the last few years.  This year we invited members of the event to come sing with us.  We had three young men join us for the evening show.  You will not have any trouble finding them in this picture.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

A busy year is planned.  We hope to see you at one of our performances.  If you would like to come sing with us, we really like to see you on Monday night.

2014 show is April 12

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Windom Area Chordhustlers 46th Show April 12

 

“Celebrate Harmony” is the theme for the annual spring show for the Windom Area Chordhustlers. The thirty man chorus will perform two big shows on Saturday, April 12 at the BARC (Business Arts and Recreation Center) in Windom. Special Guest Barbershop Quartet is Grand Design. Also appearing will be Chapter Quartet Original Blend. Video Highlights of this year’s Youth in Harmony Festival featuring area high school singers will be shown during intermission. Show times include a 2:30 p.m. matinee and a 7:00 p.m. evening show and afterglow. Advance tickets are available from chorus members or by calling 507-831-3382 jerbauer@windomnet.com

 

Matinee tickets are $8 for Students and Seniors, Adults $10 advance, $12 at the door. Evening show and afterglow tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door. All seats are general admission.

 

The Chordhustlers are a group of men from seventeen area communities that rehearse on Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. at Church of God of Prophecy, 580 Cindy St in Windom. They are known for showing the joy of singing on their faces as they perform a capella four part barbershop harmony arrangements of songs both old and new. They are directed by Kent Mickelson of Lakefield. Assistant director is Jerry Bauer of Windom. Men and boys of all ages are welcome to join them at any rehearsal.

 

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The Windom Area Chordhustlers are members of the Barbershop Harmony Society with members and affiliates worldwide.