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Heart of Illinois Chorus

Heart of Illinois Chorus

Female Barbershop Chorus

Based in East Peoria, IL

The Heart of Illinois Chorus, chartered on January 13, 1982, is an organization of women who like to sing women's four-part harmony and have fun! We are one of 700 choruses of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to women's a cappella four-part harmony arranged in the barbershop style. As a member of Midwest Gateway Region 5, the Hearts have been regional champions four times. This made us eligible to compete on the International stage in Salt Lake City, UT , Indianapolis, IN (1993), Phoenix, AZ and Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Hearts have also traveled and performed in Austria and the Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, OH as well as many events in the Peoria-Bloomington area. This year, we have performed at the Heart of Illinois Fair as well as several other festivals in the area, sung the national anthem at a Chiefs' game, and performed at the Women's Lifestyle Show. To earn money to support our musical activities, the Hearts have worked at the Tazewell Festival Center every Friday night for 12 years. We sell raffle games, provide other customer-service duties and have been known to break into song occasionally. We even sang at a wedding which was held at the Festival Center.

Founded - 1982.   A Cappella.  

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