Special to the Journal
Chisholm Trail Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will perform a “Jingle Tour” concert Thursday, Dec 13, 2018 at The Beltonian Theater in Belton, TX. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available at http://thebeltoniantheatre.com/. Tickets will also be sold at the door.
The family-style concert will include songs from their current repertoire as well as seasonal tunes such as “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Carol of the Bells,” “Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth” and “Festival of Lights.” Mrs. Claus will make a special appearance and stay afterward for holiday photographs. Concessions will be available for purchase and may be brought into the theatre during the performance.
Also joining the chorus onstage will be Beltonian Theatre owners Zechariah and Sara Baker, as well as the Jingle Singers, a group of women from Harker Heights, Copperas Cove, Temple and Conroe, who began rehearsing with the chorus 10 weeks ago to learn two songs for the concert. The audience will be invited to sing along at the end of the show.
The non-profit all-female chorus performs across Central Texas at a variety of venues, including assisted living centers, nursing homes, Temple Mall and Santa Fe Depot. The women also compete annually against Sweet Adeline choruses from throughout Texas, Louisiana and Alabama and have won numerous medals over the past 35 years. Members live in Temple, Belton, Troy, Little River, Rogers, Lometa, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Georgetown and Austin.
Chisholm Trail Chorus holds weekly rehearsals on Thursday at the Cultural Activities Center (CAC), 3011 North 3rd St. in Temple. Each rehearsal is packed with music education to hone vocal production and choreography skills, and guest coaches are hired throughout the year. Any female who can hold her own part and stay in pitch is invited to audition. More information is available at: www.chisholmtrailchorus.org; as well as on Facebook and Meetup.
The concert is underwritten in part by Dennis and Ann Turk of Belton.