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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Basking Ridge, NJ October 4, 2013
PRESS CONTACT: Rose Marie Gatscha, 973-538-9488

Hickory Tree Chorus 2013 Annual Show - Magical Mystery Tour
The Hickory Tree Chorus chapter of Sweet Adelines International presents its 2013 annual show, “Magical Mystery Tour - A Tribute to the Beatles” at West Morris Mendham High School (WMMHS), 65 East Main Stree, Mendham, NJ, November 23. The Buzz, Sweet Adelines International’s 2005 International champion quartet, is the special guest performer.

The award-winning Hickory Tree Chorus will hold two performances at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Each performance will feature more than one dozen Beatles hits, many newly-arranged by Sweet Adelines International Master Music Arranger and Hickory Tree Chorus Master Director, Carolyn Schmidt. Also appearing is 2013 Greater NY/NJ Region champion quartet, Drive!, and two student acappella ensembles, under the direction of WMMHS’s vocal music instructor --and Drive! member --Patty Danner.

For those who experienced The Beatles’s music first hand in the early 60’s, it will be a trip down memory lane, but ‘the fab four’s’ innovative musical style appeals to generations of music lovers.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students 18 and under, before November 21($5 additional after). For more information, e-mail: info@hickorytreechorus.org, or order tickets on-line at: hickorytreechorus.org
 

OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Basking Ridge, NJ October 4, 2013
PRESS CONTACT: Rose Marie Gatscha, 973-538-9488

Patti Smith of Chatham, NJ Named Hickory Tree Chorus Woman of Note
Hickory Tree Chorus honored member Patti Smith as its 2013 “Woman of Note” in ceremonies held September 21 in Parsippany during the Greater NY/NJ Region of Sweet Adelines International’s annual education event, Vocalfest.

Dedicated and always striving for improvement, Patti is a positive influence on the chorus. She has served as Hickory Tree Chorus’s Rookie Mentor, helping new members successfully transition into chorus life. As a Baritone section leader, Patti brings her quiet leadership to the risers each and every week. For her, every rehearsal is a performance. Earlier this year, she was awarded the chorus’s “Golden Sneaker Award” for exemplary choreography and showmanship.

In addition to being a long-time member of the Basking Ridge-based Hickory Tree Chorus, Patti is a founding member of “Moonstruck” quartet. 

A resident of Chatham, Patti is certified in many areas of nursing and worked for more than 37 years at Overlook Medical Center, and currently serves as Community Outreach Coordinator at St. Clare’s Hospital. Many members of Hickory Tree Chorus have been on the receiving end of Patti’s tender, loving care.

The Hickory Tree Chorus is an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, performing popular music in four-part, a cappella harmony, barbershop style.  Tickets are available now for its November 23 show in Mendham, “Magical Mystery Tour,” featuring more than a dozen newly-arranged Beatles songs. For show, membership, and more information visit hickorytreechorus.org.

 

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