|Join Top of the Rock Chorus at the Sing Like a Girl Concert on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Central Arkansas Library System's Rob Robinson Theater, 100 River Market Ave., in Little Rock. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m.|
Tickets are $20 and $10 for children under the age of 15. Tickets are available online or from TOTR members.
Three award-winning quartets -- TITANIUM, The Ladies and Minor League -- will also be joining us for the show, as will Megan Ahne, the first Peggy Gram Scholarship Winner. Our fabulous Sing Like a Girl Campers round out the show, which promises to be fun, fun, fun!
Come early to check out the silent auction and to sample our delicious homemade desserts on sale in our concessions booth. And don't forget to enter to win a door prize!
After the show, join us at Casa Mexicana at 4091 E Kiehl Ave. in Sherwood, for the Afterglow Party. Admission is $5; food and drinks are purchased separately. Tickets are available online or from TOTR members.
More about the quartets:
TITANIUM is based out of the Dallas, Texas, area, and all are members of Sweet Adelines International Heart of America Region 25. After winning the 2017 Regional Quartet competition, TITANIUM represented Region 25 at the International Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, they placed sixth place overall and also won the 2018 Novice Quartet Award, given to the highest scoring quartet with at least two members competing at the international level for the first time. They will be competing at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in St. Louis in September.
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LITTLE ROCK — Top of the Rock Chorus has accepted a wild card bid to the Sweet Adelines International competition in New Orleans in September 2019.
With a score of 633, Top of the Rock finished second in the Region 25 Sweet Adelines competition at Robinson Auditorium in March, behind Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus. Both choruses will be competing in New Orleans.
“It is such an honor to be invited to compete in New Orleans,” said Kelly Causey, director of Top of the Rock. “We are thrilled to represent Arkansas at what is truly an international event featuring the best 34 Sweet Adelines choruses from around the world.”
Based in Central Arkansas, Top of the Rock is a five-time regional championship chorus made up of talented women who love to sing, perform and grow as singers and musical leaders. The group, which has been performing for more than 50 years, currently has more than 50 singers of all ages.
In addition to their second-place overall finish in March, Talk of the Rock also won second in the Division AA category for mid-sized choruses and tied for Most Improved Chorus after raising their score 26 points.
“We were so proud of what we accomplished at regionals in March,” said Causey. “Our chorus garnered the best scores that Top of the Rock has ever achieved. Now, we are planning even greater things for New Orleans.”
Top of the Rock Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of nearly 22,000 women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. Sweet Adelines International choruses are divided into several geographical regions. Region 25 is comprised of 30 choruses from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
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|Top of the Rock is excited to announce that we will be presenting the Sing Like a Girl Summer Camp in June and July. The camp is open to 7th-12th graders and college students (up to age 25).|
Sing Like a Girl Summer Camp is a FREE seven-week program with vocal music instruction classes that begins June 19 and culminates in an Aug. 4 concert. All music and learning media will be provided at no cost to participants.
Rehearsals are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights (June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24 and July 31).
If you have further questions, please contact Kendra Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to register.
Participants under the age of 18 also need to submit a photo/video release form signed by their parents or legal guardians. Please print and fill out the attached form and bring it with you to your first rehearsal.
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|Top of the Rock had a big weekend during the Sweet Adelines International Region 25 Competition and Convention on March 23-24. Click here to see our video!|
Top of the Rock tied with Show-Me Harmony Chorus for Most Improved Chorus after both groups raised their scores by a jaw-dropping 26 points! Then, Top of the Rock took home second place in both Division AA (mid-sized choruses) and overall categories, finishing behind Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus.
Our quartets also wowed and amazed the judges. Vertigo, featuring baritone Tamara Boggs. won fifth place in the overall quartet competition. Roundelay, featuring Kathy Allison, Mary Devine, Karen Wesson and Ellen Withers, finished 13th out of all competing quartets. Finally, the lovely ladies of Treble in the Village -- Kathy Allison, Kay Crews, Sharon Gardner and Patty Van Cleave -- won the Audience Choice Award in the quartet open division category.
It was an amazing weekend!
|We want to give a big Congratulations to the three winners of our Rudolph's Raffle and a big Thank You to our generous sponsors!|
John Stark of Sherwood -- Rudolph's Raffle Winner of the Little Rock Package of a night's stay at the Rosemont B&B Inn and Cottages, dinner at Marriott Heritage Grille Steak and Fin Restaurant, and two tickets to the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
Carroll Allison of Hot Springs Village -- Rudolph's Raffle Winner of the Eureka Springs Package of a night's stay at the Roadrunner Inn and Cabins, dinner at Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse, and a half-day rental of a 24-foot pontoon boat on Beaver Lake from Starkey Marina.
Steve Drillette of Sherwood -- Rudolph's Raffle Winner of the Branson Package of a night's stay at Mabee Lodge Keeter Center, dinner at Dobyns Dining Room Keeter Center and two tickets to the Six Show-Branson.
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Arkansas Sounds concert to unite voices of women, men
Friday's Arkansas Sounds Concert Series show leaves the instruments at the door and turns up the volume on vocals as the Top of the Rock Chorus and Acapella Rising hit the stage.
The two central Arkansas-based singing groups will each take the stage for their respective sets and then join for a finale. The concert, at the Central Arkansas Library System's Ron Robinson Theater, is the latest in the Arkansas Sounds series, a project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, a department of the library system.
|For more information, see:||www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/oct/26/arkansas-sounds-concert-to-unite-voices/|