Scenic City Chorus Has Annual Show Sept. 30

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For over 50 years, Scenic City Chorus has entertained audiences in the surrounding Chattanooga area with a cappella, four-part harmony.  Its style of entertainment is family-friendly and refreshingly different. Audiences enjoy a contemporary spin on songs that include an array of modern pop, old standards, inspirational and patriotic favorites. Repertoire picks include songs like Irving Berlin's Blue Skies, Bobby Darin's, As Long As I'm Singing, The Supreme's Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and the well-known hymn It Is Well With My Soul. 

In addition to singing for a variety of community events and organizations, they put on an annual show. This year's show will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Notre Dame High School at 4 p.m.

 "Radio Daze" is an opportunity for listeners to go behind the scenes for a day at radio station WSCC Talk Radio, 55 on the radio dial.

In addition to the performances of this award winning chorus, there will be a special guest quartet, "Martini". This quartet was crowned the 2012 Sweet Adelines International Championship Quartet.

Show tickets are adults $20, seniors (65+) and children (12 and under) $15. Call 284-7069 or go to to order tickets. The after show, Afterglow, will be held in NDHS cafeteria with a catered meal and even more entertainment. Tickets are $15 for adults and seniors and $10 for children. Afterglow tickets must be purchased before Sept. 28. Only 100 seats are available.  

Scenic City Chorus has been a chartered member of Sweet Adeline International since 1962. Sweet Adelines International is a respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women, boasting 23,000 members. 

Members extend over five continents and belong to more than 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets. Sweet Adeline choruses and quartets sing a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style. The music includes special arrangements of today's ballads, classic songs, popular show tunes and mainstream music. Members say that singing the powerfully balanced sounds of barbershop harmony provides a rich, rewarding experience that changes their lives and helps women find their voices on the risers and in their everyday lives.  

Scenic City Chorus has grown from a small chorus to a large chorus over the past 55 years. Its current director, Jennifer Cooke, hails from Nashville and is a member of the International Board of Sweet Adelines, Inc. She was recently voted "Coach of the Year" for Region 4 in 2017.  She was also given the title of Master Director and the chorus was given the title Master Singers at last year's Region 4 competition in Lexington, Ky.

The Scenic City Chorus members work every week improving their skills to obtain an even higher score at next year's competition.  They meet every Monday evening at Spring Creek Baptist Gymnasium, 1312 Spring Creek Road, from 6:30-9:30 p.m.  They welcome new members of all ages to share the love of singing four-part harmony.  

Scenic City Chorus is a 501©(3) organization. They are partnered with WTCI and are members of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.  

For more information email Ray Ann Kurtz, show chair, at

SAU’s Wind Symphony Offers A “World Tour” Concert April 8

The Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony invites the public to a concert on Sunday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. With the theme “World Tour,” Ken Parsons will conduct the performance in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Dr. East in Collegedale. The ensemble will present works such as Michael Markowski’s “joyRiDE;” Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Variations ... (click for more)

Jung And Choi To Perform Faculty Recital At Lee

Lee University will host a faculty recital with Dr. Jonathan Jung, piano, and Dr. Hyeri Choi, violin, on Wednesday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Squires Recital Hall, located in the Humanities Center.  Dr. Jung and Ms. Choi will perform works by Sergei Prokofiev and Johannes Brahms, as well as an original piece by Dr. Jung, “Poème for Piano and Violin.”  Dr. Jung joined ... (click for more)

Volkswagen To Build New 5-Passenger SUV In Chattanooga

Volkswagen officials announced Monday that they will build a new five-passenger SUV at the Chattanooga plant at the Enterprise South Industrial Park. Governor Bill Haslam was among those on hand for the announcement. It will be a variant of the seven-passenger Atlas that is already under production here. Like the Atlas, the new model will be designed and engineered for ... (click for more)

Weather Channel Correspondent Hunkered Down In Chattanooga, But Storm Stayed Mainly To The Southwest

A Weather Channel correspondent hunkered down in Chattanooga on Monday night as a fierce storm approached. A Weather Channel anchor termed it "a rough night in the Scenic City," but the main area of damage kept to the southwest.. Reynolds Wolf said he, along with his cameraman and producer, were ready to take shelter in their nearby hotel should the storm become dangerous. ... (click for more)

Remember The Full Story Of Toys-R-Us - And Response

It is always disappointing when any business is forced to close because of competition. Big box stores do this to smaller retailers every day. And while Toys-R-Us seemed to be an unstoppable force, they have finally succumbed to online ordering and simplicity.  But if you think about it, when Toys-R-Us came into existence, imagine the number of “mom ‘n pop” toy stores that ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Meme From The Meanies

Hardly a day goes past that I don’t receive several strings of memes in my incoming emails and yesterday there was one particular collection that gave me pause for thought. First, here’s the definition of a meme: “An Internet meme (/mi?m/ MEEM) is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry or for humorous purposes, from person to person via ... (click for more)