Metro Nashville Chorus was named the 2015 Regional Chorus Champion at the annual Sweet Adelines Regional competition, held April 16-18 in Lexington, Kentucky. As a result, Metro Nashville will travel to Las Vegas to compete with the top 35 choruses in the world at the 2016 International Contest.
Metro Nashville was also named regional Division AA champion (awarded to mid-sized choruses with 31 – 60 singers on stage). Metro Nashville had 43 members compete in Lexington. The other Regional competitors ranged in size from 20 to 100 voices on stage.
The chorus, under the direction of Master Director Kim Wonders, has earned the right to compete internationally ten times, and has won gold medals in small and mid-size chorus divisions three times. At the 2015 International Contest in Baltimore, MNC earned 7th place medal (again choruses of any size) and their second Harmony Achievement Award.
“We are thrilled to be the Regional Chorus Champion,” said Master Director Kim Wonders. “And to have the opportunity to compete in Las Vegas next year. Although we compete with other choruses, each chorus is really only competing against ourselves. We strive to put our best musical product on stage, and, regardless of the outcome, it’s an honor to share the stage with dedicated and talent members of Sweet Adeline choruses.”