The Milwaukee Showcase Chorus was formed in January of 1990. We are proud to have had the opportunity to share our harmony with audiences at the Performing Arts Center, Whitnall Park, Carroll College, Lake Park's "Musical Mondays", adult care facilities, and area businesses and organizations. In August 2007, we performed in world-renowned and time-honored theatres and halls at the International Barbershop Harmony Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia.
We sing traditional and contemporary music arranged in the 4-part a cappella style — tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. Our members reside throughout the Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee County areas.
Many of our members do not read music. We have a teaching team that learns new music first. At a regular rehearsal, chorus members, using their own personal recorders, record a quartet from the teaching team perform the song by placing their recorders very near their teaching quartet counterpart (tenor, lead, bass, or baritone) to get a part-predominant rendition of the new song to take home and learn.
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Milwaukee Showcase Chorus annually presents a show or cabaret. To receive information on our next show on November 17th, contact us. Announcements will be sent out approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the event.
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In the spring of every year, Milwaukee Showcase Chorus participates in the Region 22 chorus competition. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2012, International Competition will be held in Denver, CO. Click here to learn more.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Milwaukee Showcase
currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section
to learn more about them.
Milwaukee Showcase is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.