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November 8, 2010

Local Sweet Adelines 5th at world meet

BEAUMONT — The Spirit of Southeast Texas Chorus of Sweet Adelines International earned a fifth place medal at the organization’s world competition for small choruses in Seattle, Wash. The performance and award culminated an 18-month preparation and fundraising period, beginning with qualifying for the trip in 2008 in Houston.

The chorus, is composed of 30 women who sing four-part a cappella music, barbershop style. They sang and enacted a 15-minute entertainment package at Key Arena in Seattle to win the award.

Members of the Spirit of Southeast Texas Chorus come from many communities in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana. They meet every Thursday night at St. John Lutheran Church on S. Major Drive in Beaumont. The women are presently beginning work on a Christmas show, which will be followed by work on the competition process again. Any women wishing to join the chorus are welcome any Thursday at 7 p.m

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