|Congratulations to our very own Toula Oberlies!!|
(Thanks to Cindy S for seeing this on Facebook.)
On June 2, 2023, Sweet Adelines International President Thérèse Antonini presented the 2023 President’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Toula Oberlies.
Toula joined Sweet Adelines in 1974 and over subsequent years has served in multiple roles at every level of the organization, from service to her beloved Capital City Chorus through her dedication to Harmony Heartland Region 4 to her sustained commitment at the International level. She has been instrumental in the success of philanthropy within Sweet Adelines, both as a donor and most impressively in her decades-long commitment to young singers.
“Those of us who have benefited from Toula’s organizational service have a common experience with Toula – she finds a way to help every time she is asked,” said President Antonini. “While her service record is extensive and impressive, it is perhaps the impact she has had on the individual members of the organization that makes her most deserving of this award. So many members have memorable stories to share about their interactions with Toula. Some stories are funny, some joyful, some poignant, but all have a common foundation – one of support and generosity of spirit.” #sweetadelines
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 2, 2019
Interim Public Relations and Social Media Chair
Triad A Cappella Connection delighted fans last year with uPClown FUNk!, a comedic skit about a clown audition and its hilarious applicants. The chorus has won Audience Choice Award at the Sweet Adelines Region 14 Barbershop Contest Open Division the last two years in a row! This year’s presentation, SuperPower Hour, takes your old time game show and turns it up a notch ... or three! A good time is guaranteed for all ages as the chorus amuses the audience with fast jokes and great music. Simply NoteAble Quartet and a small ensemble will also entertain. The chorus turns 50 this year and will have a special program after intermission to celebrate.
Director Eva Kaplan says, “These ladies are so talented and so much fun that you can’t help but have a great time watching the show!” For more information or to schedule an interview with Director Eva Kaplan, please contact us at PR@triadacappellaconnection.org or call 336-422-SYNG (7964).
Triad A Cappella Connection (TAC) is a women’s singing group specializing in four-part harmony, a cappella singing, barbershop style. TAC offers a wide variety of music and styles from jazz, traditional and modern American songs to Broadway hits, complete with dazzling costumes and choreography. TAC is dedicated to improving its members’ musical skills, providing high quality musical entertainment for our community, and forming close friendships with one another. TAC provides expert direction, coaching and education, dedicated leadership, personal growth and performance opportunities for women of all ages in an environment of love and support for the art and for each other.
TAC is the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Founded in 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sweet Adelines started as a small group of women who loved to sing. Since then, it has evolved into an organization of nearly 21,000 singers that spans the globe, connecting women around the world in one sisterhood.
|Ms. Shea Shea, Triad A Cappella Connection's very own stand up comedienne extradordinaire, rolled out the chorus' annual pecan fundraiser after the ladies' performance at Homestead Hills community in Winston-Salem, NC . "This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, "says Carol Cherwaty, TAC's Financial Coordinator. The chorus relies heavily on the proceeds from this fundraiser and this year they need all the help they can get to keep bringing our music to audiences young and old throughout the Triad area. Once you taste these pecans you'll realize it's no great burden to participate by buying these fresh nuts. Mascot Pecan Company sells us freshly harvested pecans each fall and you can taste the difference between these and supermarket pecans. Be sure to buy enough for candied pecans, pecan pies, sweet potato casserole and pralines because the family will gobble these down as fast as they can get their hands on them. Here are some great recipes in case you run out of ideas before you run out of pecans! Taste of Home Pecan Recipes (Please hold your Shift Key when you click to open a new browser window.) And then once you have all your ideas, click here to place your order!|
|Today is our 50th birthday! Until last year we were the Golden Triad Chorus. We changed our name to reflect who we are now: upbeat and up-to-date! Thank you to our members and supporters for 50 years of wonderful Barbershop Harmony. Lots of friends and lots of unbelievable singing!|