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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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MNC at Make Music Nashville 2017

MNC had a blast performing in MAKE MUSIC NASHVILLE on May 21st!  Make Music Nashville coordinated almost 100 artists at 30 different venues all over the city in a live, free celebration of music on the longest day of the year. MNC sang in the Centennial Park Bandshell.  The beautiful summer evening was a great backdrop to share our songs with audience members and passers-by on the lawns and trails at Centennial Park.  

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MNC at 40th Annual Bellevue Picnic

MNC had a wonderful time at the 40th Annual Bellevue Community Picnic on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  It was a beautiful, sunshine-filled day, and we loved exploring the booths, and food trucks, and listening to the entertainment before it was our turn to BE the entertainment. Thank you to everyone who listened to our song and the new friends we spoke to after the performance. 

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2017 Region 4 Chorus Champions

On Saturday April 8, MNC placed first in the 2017 Region 4 Chorus Contest, earning the right to compete in the 2018 International Contest in St Louis, MO.  The chorus is very excited about the win and the chance to share the stage with 30+ of the best choruses in the world next year.  This is a great time to join the chorus as we prepare for International next fall!  Check out the Join Us page to learn more.


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2016 Vickie Wonders Foltz Scholarships Awarded

A talented performer as well as a gifted coach and teacher, Vickie Wonders Foltz was a member of the Sweet Adeline International Faculty and the Artistic Director for Metro Nashville Chorus. The impact of her approach to barbershop showmanship and characterization can be seen and heard in choruses across the United States and as far away as Sweden and New Zealand.  A teacher by profession and avocation, Vickie loved to work with young voices and help them bring their talents to new audiences. 

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