Dogwood Blossoms


Sweet Adelines Int.

     How is everyone doing? The last several weeks have been tough for everyone, no matter in what "communities" you may be a part. Our health and social issues are in the forefront of many of our thoughts at this time. Beyond that, we're all trying to just "keep swimming" and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

     In our chorus community, we continue to discuss how we can safely be together. We have been having weekly virutal meetings on Zoom and this week we will experiment with a social-distancing, in-person, outside gathering. We have missed each other and the singing! This will give us a chance to "catch up" and to work on a plan for future gatherings and events. We may even sing with our face coverings on - which may produce a muffled sound, but will hopefully give us a boost! (Zoom is wonderful - it allows us to communicate and do some work on our music - but it's not the same as meeting face-to-face.)

      We have conducted our election of officers and voted for Sweet Adeline of the Year online and will make those announcements soon; we are working on figuring out how to have our installation and celebration in the somewhat near future. We are not alone - choruses all over the world are dealing with the same issues. Many events have been cancelled or postponed (locally, regionally and globally) and we are waiting to hear about many future events - but as an organization we want to proceed as safely as possible.

     That brings us to our next big announcement - regretfully. We all know "the show must go on", but the decision has been made to forego our annual show that was scheduled for October 2020. At this time we have committed to resume that event in 2021 and hope that everything works out! The reason for cancelling at this time is complex: our venue is small and social-distancing would hamper attendance; it is difficult to be totally prepared when we cannot safely meet face-to-face and nor hold committee meetings to determine script, choreo and more; and then there is the uncertainty of the progression of this disease and the comfort level of all involved.

     So - we will do all we can to keep our chorus going! We encourage anyone who is interested to contact us! Although we are not functioning in "normal" mode right now, we plan to "revive" ASAP and would welcome you!!!


     Our chorus would love to grow in numbers - the more the merrier, right? Even though we are not meeting right now, keep this information in mind! When our lives return to "normal", please visit us on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm at Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Rd. (Rt. 229 East) in Mt. Vernon OH. It is not necessary to read music - we'll provide learning tracks and lots of help as needed. AND we promise that singing with our chorus is LOTS of fun! It's also very healthy - promotes good posture and breathing and relieves stress!


     We have held our elections for board members and officers:

President - Barb Bower

 Vice President - Cindy Brown

Secretary - Debi Kuhn
Treasurer - Karen Burgess
Remaining board members - Barb Blaschke, Kathy Butcher, Michele Coscia and Bonnie Rutherford

     We intend to have our installation as soon as we can safely do that. Meanwhile, we celebrate our tenacious members who received recognition for their milestones in longevity as Sweet Adelines:

  • 20 years - Kathy Butcher, Becky Moore, Liz Moore, and Bonnie Rutherford
  • 25 years - Sherry Patterson
  • 30 years - Barb Bower and Barb Snow
  • 35 years - Dixie Waite
  • 40 years - Susan Baldeschwiler, Karen Burgess, and Maureen Hunter

     Each one was recognized with a pin and certificate. Many congratulations to all!!

2020 Longevity - Reg17


     Watch or "like" our page "Dogwood Blossoms Chorus" on Facebook for day-to-day information. 


Call (740) 720-3221 for more information!





Dogwood Blossoms Chorusis an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop music - we sing 4-part harmony music, a cappella style, in several genres. We are a chapter of Sweet Adelines International.


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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