Come Celebrate! South Florida Jubilee Chorus' Performs Its First Live Performance in 30 Months
July 21, 2022
After a hiatus of more than 30 months, Broward County's only all women's a cappella chorus, South Florida Jubilee Chorus, will be back on stage on Saturday, July 30 at 2 pm in Fort Lauderdale. (United Church of Christ 2501 NE 30th St, Fort Lauderdale) This performance: "Come Celebrate!" is the chorus' 2021 Holiday and 25th Anniversary show…Christmas in July. The original show date was postponed due to the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 last December.
It's been a long journey from 47 members in March 2020 to our current 26. The chorus continued rehearsing during the pandemic holding weekly rehearsals on Zoom, with occasional outdoor rehearsals and produced a virtual show last July. Last August, the ladies returned to in-person rehearsals, rehearsing masked and socially distanced. Under the direction of James Kastler, the ladies worked tirelessly to get their show ready for the December show date but, in an abundance of caution, decided to postpone it.
"We are thrilled to finally be able to hold our Holiday/25th Anniversary show and are excited to welcome many of our chorus alumni who have been invited to the celebratory production," said Laurie Hunt, founding member and last year's president of South Florida Jubilee. "The show will include a video projection of photos and performances from the past 25 years that will bring smiles and tears to the audience."
This show is made possible in part by a grant received from the Broward County Cultural Division. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under and are available to purchase online at https://tickets.chorusconnection.com/sfj/events/459 - A limited number of tickets may be available on the day of the performance.
South Florida Jubilee Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide women's organization focused on advancing the art of barbershop harmony. SAI provides opportunities to enjoy this a cappella style through performance, competition, and education. The chapter began 25 years ago in Hollywood. South Florida Jubilee's singers enrich their lives through the enjoyment of singing a broad variety of songs from Broadway, classical, pop, and gospel music. They perform throughout Broward County in quartets, ensembles, and full chorus all year long.
Sweet Adelines International
Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1945, Sweet Adelines started as a small group of women who loved to sing. Since then, it has evolved into an organization that spans the globe connecting nearly 21,000 singers around the world in song. They’re dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing our passion for music and empowering our community in every area of their lives.
If you are interested in singing with them, read the Singer's information page at www.southfloridajubilee.org/singers-faq then call 954-678-4223 to see what they are all about.