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Hickory Tree Chorus to Present Annual Show with Special Guests

Hickory Tree Chorus performs at the 2017 Region 15 competition. Credits: Jon Peterson
Lustre, 2018 International Champion Quartet, will perform as a special guest at the Hickory Tree Chorus concert.
Guest quartet Drive! members include Mendham High School music teacher Patty Danner.
Take Note!, Hickory Tree Chorus's own guest quartet.

MENDHAM, NJ – Hickory Tree Chorus will present its annual show, "Barbershop Breakout…Can they Escape the Room?" at West Morris Mendham High School on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. with special guests, Lustre—Sweet Adelines 2018 International Champion Quartet.  

The performance will be held at West Morris Mendham High School, 65 E Main Street in Mendham.  

Also appearing will be Take Note!, the chorus's own quartet and Drive!, 2015 Greater NY Region 15 second place medalists, featuring baritone Patty Danner of the Mendham High School faculty. The show will also feature Danner’s student singers from Mendham High School.

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Advance tickets are available online at through Nov. 15 at $20 for adults and $15 for students. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door for an additional $5 per ticket.

The Hickory Tree Chorus, an award-winning chapter of Sweet Adelines International, performs popular music in four-part, a cappella harmony with a barbershop flair. Much of its repertoire is arranged by master music arranger and master director Carolyn Schmidt. The chorus performs regularly, competes annually and awards an annual college scholarship.

The women’s chorus was founded 1968 in the Hickory Tree section of Chatham Township and currently rehearses in Stirling. Members hail from many backgrounds and communities in New Jersey and Staten Island. Rehearsals are open to guests, and auditions are held year round.

Sweet Adelines International is one of the world’s largest singing organizations for women with nearly 23,000 members singing in at least 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets. The organization is committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance, providing members with extraordinary opportunities for musical and personal growth.

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