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Green Mountain Chorus wins regional competition

The Green Mountain Chorus took first place on March 22 at the Regional Contest of the Northeast District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. 

Choruses from Quebec, Vermont and Northern New York, gathered in Nashua, N.H. for the weekend of competition, which is held every Spring to determine who goes on to the District contest and eventually to the International Contest, held this year in Las Vegas, Nev.

“It was a great win for the Green Mountain Chorus, and a great way to send off Greg Morrill in his last contest as Director of the chorus after 25 years,” said Neil Schell, President of the Green Mountain Chorus.  “There were mixed emotions for sure.  We were excited and proud because we sang well and won the contest.  Yet we were also a bit reflective knowing this was Greg’s last contest as our Director after so many wonderful years.”

The Green Mountain Chorus took the Championship title in what is called the Mountain Division of the Northeast District.  Morrill went on to say, “These competitions are not only great fun, but they help us polish our singing for upcoming public events like our annual Spring Show.  I’m really proud of the way they performed today.”

The Green Mountain Chorus is the Burlington, Vt. chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society and has been singing for 67 years. Members come from all over Northern and Central Vermont and Quebec.  For more information visit www.greenmountainchorus.org.

Members of the Green Mountain Chorus won the Regional Contest of the Northeast District of the Barbershop Harmony Society in March.  Pictured in the front row: Greg Morrill of Stowe, Jerry Walter of Shelburne, Alan McGuire of Essex Junction, Jim Coates of Williston, Charlie Cerutti of Montpelier, Dan Venditti of Essex Junction. Pictured in the second row: Al Carpenter of South Burlington, Tom Fountain-Provost of Vergennes, Dan Blouin of St. Albans, Walt Crowley of Fairfax, Dick LeBrecque of South Burlington. Pictured in the third row: Charlie Church of Colchester, John Villerie  of Colchester, Bob Zelazo of St. Albans, Bruce Smith of Essex Junction, Dave Merrill of Burlington, Alex Niquette of Colchester, Ed Hutchinson of Plainfield. Pictured in the back row: Dave Foster of Colchester, Nate Foster of Hinesburg, Don Pierce of Colchester, Neil Schell of Charlotte, Eric Oberg of Calais and Reid Allen of Burlington. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Members of the Green Mountain Chorus won the Regional Contest of the Northeast District of the Barbershop Harmony Society in March.
Pictured in the front row: Greg Morrill of Stowe, Jerry Walter of Shelburne, Alan McGuire of Essex Junction, Jim Coates of Williston, Charlie Cerutti of Montpelier, Dan Venditti of Essex Junction.
Pictured in the second row: Al Carpenter of South Burlington, Tom Fountain-Provost of Vergennes, Dan Blouin of St. Albans, Walt Crowley of Fairfax, Dick LeBrecque of South Burlington.
Pictured in the third row: Charlie Church of Colchester, John Villerie of Colchester, Bob Zelazo of St. Albans, Bruce Smith of Essex Junction, Dave Merrill of Burlington, Alex Niquette of Colchester, Ed Hutchinson of Plainfield.
Pictured in the back row: Dave Foster of Colchester, Nate Foster of Hinesburg, Don Pierce of Colchester, Neil Schell of Charlotte, Eric Oberg of Calais and Reid Allen of Burlington.
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Artists’ Mediums kicks off first artist in residence with Gwendoloyn Evans

Gwendolyn Evans

Gwendolyn Evans

Artists’ Mediums announces their first Artist in Residence: Gwendolyn Evans. Evans is an artist and muse, who happens to be blind. The Essex Junction resident will be creating art at Artists’ Mediums over the course of several afternoons in April and May. This is a great opportunity to see her artistic process first hand and ask any questions.
In 1996, Evans was introduced to the world of polymer clay and with no prior artistic experience she began creating sculptures of goddesses. Since then, Evans has exhibited her work in a number of galleries and exhibits, including the juried “Engage” exhibit produced by VSA Vermont. Evan’s artwork is inspired by nature and spirit. It is mixed media work in clay, paper and acrylics featuring brilliant color and textures. It is most often whimsical and impressionistic. She enjoys sharing her artistic insight into the creative process and engaging in conversation about how she creates art without having sight.

Stop by 300 Cornerstone Drive in Williston to see Evans from 1-5 p.m. on April 18 and 19, or May 16, 19 and 20.

For more information contact 879-1236 or visit www.Vtmakeart.com.

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