40th Anniversary Celebration with Chamber Ribbon Cutting

Type of post: Barbershop Chorus news item
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Posted By: Lois Barrett
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, Jul 18 2023
What a wonderful reunion of current and previous Vallee de Croix Chorus members and directors, going all the way back to Mary - who was the original lady to begin the process of forming the chorus and chartering with Sweet Adelines Interenational.  

More than 50 former members and Region 6 team members came together at 4:00 on July 16, 2023, to celebrate the 40th year of singing barbershop music in Stillwater, MN.  The occasion also included a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Director.  Region 6 Manager Susan Krisnik presented the 40th anniversary certificate to chorus president, Kim Grossman and Director Brandon Galbraith.

We were entertained by a quartet from the St. Croix Chordsmen men's barbershop chorus.  Our own local quartet started the program.  Then after introductions and stories from members and the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the current chorus entertained everyone with five current repertoire selections.  The program closed out with the singing of "Irish Blessing", which has been the closing song for every rehearsal.  Everyone joined in.