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MNC is Region 4 Chorus Champion 2023

In a very exciting chorus contest, MNC earned first place and a spot in the 2024 International Contest in Kansas City.  2nd Place was only 3 points behind, and we are confident our friends in Pride of Kentucky will wildcard as well. It great to be from such a talented region!

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Intrepid and Vivace earn 3rd and 5th Place Medals







Intrepid Quartet earned the 3rd place medal at the 2023 Region 4 Quartet Contest, and Vivace Quartet placed 5th!

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MNC: 7th in the World!

For the first time since 2019, Sweet Adelines International held a Chorus Finals on Saturday, September 17, 2022.  MNC was beyond proud to be one of the ten finalist choruses!  Every chorus presented a finals package that had style, flair, and, of course, tons of harmony!  

Our finals package was a SWEET story about candy in the display case of The Big Heart Candy Company. We had so much fun putting the story, the songs, and the costumes and props together.  Singing for a huge audience of Sweet Adelines and friends/family fill our hearts!  We are so very proud to have earned a 7th place medal!

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MNC's 5th Consecutive HARMONY ACHIEVEMENT Award

After a long , three-year delay due to COVID, the 74th Sweet Adelines International Convention and Contest was held September 13-17 in Phoenix, AZ this year.  MNC was proud to be CONTESTANT #1 in the Chorus Semi-Finals on Thursday, September 15th.  We hit the stage first, and then had the privilege of experiencing every chorus' Semi-Final performance.  What a great contest! 

Sweet Adelines presents the HARMONY ACHIEVEMENT award to the highest scoring chorus with <80% the average number of voices on stage in the contest. This year, choruses with fewer than 41 voices were eligible.  (The largest choruses were 80-90 voices.) MNC has 34 voices on stage, and we were thrilled to receive the 2022 HARMONY ACHIEVEMENT award!  This is our 5th consecutive HARMONY ACHIEVEMENT.  

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Free Webinar for Music Educators

On Saturday November 13th from 11am-1pm central, MNC will be hosting our second annual webinar for music educators entitles BARBERSHOP MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM.

Kim Wonders will lead the discussion and our panelist include Debbie Cleveland and Natalie Allen.  Join us to:

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Looking ahead to 2021

2020 has be a year of challenges for everyone, and MNC is no exception. Along with the whole world, our members and their families have faced the pandemic, social distancing, political strife, and economic concerns. As a chorus, we've learned how to stay in touch via virtual meetings, but no amount of Zoom time can replace the joy of singing together on the risers.  Like other performers, we've absorbed the loss of shows and contests in a world where singing and gather as an audience is no longer safe.  And through it all, we are eternally grateful to the healthcare and essential workers who are on the frontlines every day!

Now, we're looking ahead to 2021, hopeful and excited that it will be a better year. 

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MNC Rehearsal is Digital for Now

Due to COVID-19, MNC rehearsals have shifted to digital for now.  We continue to meet at 6:30 central on Tuesdays. Rehearsals include physical and vocal warmups, rep song review, sectional breakouts, and, perhaps most importantly, an opportunity for our members to connect and feel the love across the miles.   We are watching and waiting to see when live rehearsals will be again be possible, but until then we are doing our very best to be @togetherapart.  Guests are always welcome at digital or physical rehearals.  Please use the contact form on this site to request info our joining our Zoom session!  

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2019 Region 4 Chorus Champions

Metro Nashville Chorus was thrilled to win the 2019 Region 4 Chorus Contest held in Covington, KY on April 6th.  MNC's win earns the right to compete in the 2020 International Contest which will be held in Louisville, KY.  MNC will compete with over 30 of the best choruses in the world in a semi-final round, and the top 10 chorus proceed to the finals round. To learn more about the chorus, especially how to join us for the journey to International, please see the join us page.  

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8th Annual YWISH Festival

More than 40 young women (age 14-25) participated in the 2018 YWISH (Young Women in Song and Harmony) Festival on Saturday, November 17th.  MNC conducted their 8th annual Festival at East Nashville Magnet High School. 70% of the participants came in groups from five high schools, and the remainder represented a variety of high schools and colleges as well as home-schooled young women. The participants registered and received music in October, and came to YWISH ready to work on their harmonies and choreography.  After a day of singing and friendship, they join MNC in an evening performance. For the final song, MNC and the girls sang "You've Got a Friend in Me."   Next year's YWISH Festival will be held 11/16/19.

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MNC Earns 9th Place Medal at 2018 International

ST LOUIS MO - November 20, 2018

Metro Nashville Chorus earned a 9th place medal in the Sweet Adelines International Chorus Finals on 11/20/18.  34 choruses from around the world qualified to compete at the International level this year.  On Thursday 11/18, each chorus performed two songs and was judged.  The top ten scoring choruses proceeded to the Finals.  After the semi-final round, Sweet Adelines presents the Harmony Achievement Award to the highest score chorus below a specific number of voices.  This year that limit was 55, and MNC (with 44 singers on stage) earned the Harmony Achievement Award this year for the fourth time.

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