The Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines will perform in the Region 22 Sweet Adelines Regional Competition from May 16 to 19 in Appleton at the Performing Arts Center. Fox Valley Chorus will be performing for evaluation in this contest and also presenting a "swan song" performance as outgoing chorus champions.
This performance is especially significant, as after this competition, Region 22 will be dissolved and the choruses, quartets and members will merge into other current regions. The Fox Valley Chorus will then become part of the now Region 6, which encompasses Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Manitoba, Ontario and parts of Montana and Wisconsin.
In the 2012 competition, Fox Valley Chorus placed first out of 10 choruses competing with a score of 610 points. In winning this honor, it qualified for the International Competitions in November in Honolulu, Hawaii. There, the chorus will compete against the other regional champions for the title of International Chorus Champions.
Local members include Deb Bauknecht of Wisconsin Rapids, Ann Cisewski, Fran Peplinski and Bekah Peplinski of Amherst.