Sweet Adelines Christmas Cheer…

For many years, the Harborlites Chorus, of Anaheim, California (2007 SAI Chorus Champions, under the direction of Pam Pieson), has offered Singing Christmas Cards as a holiday fundraiser.  This unique gift has been very well received over the years as it is very reasonably priced. The people who deliver the “Card” gather together, place a call to your friend or loved one, and sing a selected holiday song.  This is a very popular event—the chorus typically delivers well over a hundred “Cards” each year.  Having just recently returned from the 2008 Sweet Adelines International Convention in Hawaii, the chorus decided to give the chorus as a whole a break from having to fulfill this event, and instead, four chapter quartets were given the opportunity. 


Sixteen women gathered together on Saturday Dec. 20, 2008, making call after call to brighten the holidays for many appreciative recipients, even bringing some to tears.  The participants of this year’s event included:  Applause Quartet (Dawn Castiglione, Chris Robertson, Susan Phinney, Cindy Robertson), High Life Quartet (Becky LaBella, Amber Carroll, Carol Austin, Diana Jones), Hypnotic Quartet (Erin Cardin, Erin Sears, Emily O’Brien Remle, Ashley Estrada), and Orange Crush Quartet (Elaine Braack, Tracey Sandberg, Anna Bernhard, Sally Malinowski).  Divided into two double quartets, they delivered over 150 Christmas greetings “Cards”.


The group raised over $1,000 for the chorus and, although it was a long day, it was fun and rewarding.  If you missed the opportunity this year, be sure to mark your calendar next year around Thanksgiving so you’ll remember to visit the Harborlites Chorus website to order your singing Christmas cards.


As submitted by my wife Elaine, Tenor – Orange Crush Quartet


Stay “tuned”


Jerry Braack


California  USA


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