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  • Sweet Adelines to perform at Andover Central High School

  • Wichita group performing in Andover
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  • The Wichita Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will be bringing sounds from the '50s, '60s and '70s to Andover in September.
    They will be performing their Rockin' Acappella show at a 2 p.m. matinee and an evening show at 7 on Sept. 13 at Andover Central High School, 603 E. Central.
    "We do an annual show," said Pam Williams, with the Adelines. "This time we invited the Air Capital Men's Chosur and SmorgasChorus.
    "The purpose is to provide entertainment of course for the community, but it is also a fundraiser for each of the groups."
    This year the Sweet Adelines will be going to Baltimore to compete on the international stage with a four-part a cappella harmony group in early November.
    Williams said they had competed on the international stage before, winning their regional.
    The group as led by Melony Williams, director.
    "She is, in the barbershop world, what we call a queen of harmony," Williams said.
    She competed in a quartet that won the national award in Nashville in 2010.
    In addition, their assistant director, Melodee Wright, who previously served as their director, won her crown in London in 1973.
    The group sis made of of women from all over and of all ages. Williams said they are always looking for new members who love to sing. They meet at the Scottish Rite in downtown Wichita from 7 to 10 p.m. on Mondays.
    For tickets, visit http://rockinacapella.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit wichitachorus.com or call 316-530-3519.

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