Dogwood Blossoms


Sweet Adelines Int.



    It's been a busy summer so far for the Dogwood Blossoms Chorus! We've been planning, learning new music, rehearsing, and doing all the things that choruses need to do in order to be ready to perform. 

     We will perform our summer package at the Dan Emmett Festival on Saturday, August 13th; we'll sing at 6:45 pm on the south stage. We'll also be at Ye Olde Mill on Sunday, August 28th from 2 to 4:00 pm. In addition, we are  working on music for our annual show on Oct. 1 at Memorial Theater.


    The chorus is delighted to welcome our newest member, Barb Blaschke! Barb sings bass and is a great addition to our chorus.

    We invite women and girls who love to sing to visit a rehearsal and check out our wonderful hobby! Join us at 7:00 most Tuesday nights at Central Christian Church, 17883 Gambier Rd. in Mt. Vernon OH. Come visit us - we'd love to meet you!!! 




Dogwood Blossoms Chorus announces new director


Dogwood Blossoms Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International in Mt. Vernon OH, is pleased to welcome Rachel Fankhauser as the new director of the chorus. Ms. Fankhauser follows Donna Dudgeon, who retired at the end of 2015 after leading the chorus for 25 years.


            Ms. Fankhauser has an extensive background in vocal music: she has been involved with singing most of her life and she sang and traveled with her two sisters as a child. She was introduced to women’s 4-part harmony in high school where she sang bass in a quartet; in college, she traveled every weekend in an a cappella quartet. Rachel studied elementary education and music at Baptist University of America and taught elementary music for 3 years before starting her family.


Rachel joined Hocking Valley Chorus (of Sweet Adelines Int’l) in southeastern Ohio eleven years ago. Since then, her experiences in Sweet Adelines have been many: she sang in a quartet and was assistant director with City of Flags Chorus in Canton OH; sang with Gem City Chorus in Dayton; sang in Voice of America Chorus in West Chester OH while also serving as assistant director and section leader; and currently sings with Scioto Valley Chorus in Dublin OH, which placed 4th in international competition last fall.


            Rachel lives in Belpre OH with her husband Tom. She has three grown sons: David, William, and Thomas.

 IMG 0033President Barb Snow and Director Rachel Fankhauser







Call (740) 720-3221 for more information!

Happy Summer!




Dogwood Blossoms Chorusis an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.


Our new director, Rachel Fankhauser, is encouraging us to reach new heights with each performance. We can be heard throughout the year, singing for civic and charitable organizations, private groups, churches, community events, and fundraisers.


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Dogwood Blossoms Chorus

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 7:00 pm
Central Christian Church

17833 Gambier Rd.

Mount Vernon, OH 43050


Call:  740-720-3221 or E-mail:


Do you sing? Do you want to be part of a special group of women? find out how to Join Us!


We love to entertain by putting on our own musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families. In an effort to stay committed to singing and performing at the highest level possible, we compete each year in a regional contest.


Please contact us to sing at your next special event!


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