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Harmonizing the Holidays
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- Spreading joy through song keeps the Cedar Sounds Sweet Adelines Chorus especially busy around the holidays
Director Marilyn Fairchild says they cover all different venues and events, "We sing at nursing homes, we sing at churches, we can sing if you're having a dinner or something and would like a little entertainment"
But if you read between the lines, or in this case musical notes, you'll find singing isn't the only reason these locals crave the chorus.
As lifelong member Maureen Murphy points out, she's learned more than just how to read music, saying "After I joined Sweet Adelines I got brave enough to sing in church, then I soloed in church, and it just gives me an air of confidence in front of an audience I can say right now I really love an audience".
Although a chorus of 20 members may not sound like many like voices, there is power in number.
and considering sweet Adelines isn't just in the corridor, it's the largest women's singing organization in the world, that's pretty impressive.
Fairchild admitted to feeling empowered after 36 years of being a member "I have turned into a person that over time can stand in front of a chorus and direct them, here I am on TV! I mean, just doing things i never envisioned in my life and even thought of as goals in my life"
With no break in sight, and their New-Bo Holiday performance just around the cornerthe chorus is calling out to the Corridor to come and listen
The performance will take place the afternoon of December 14th at 2pm.