If there is ever a time to let out a "squeee", this is it! We are so thrilled that the fabulous Deke Sharon joined Rhythm of the Rockies and guests this evening. For those of you who don't yet know Deke, he is most famous as the Musical Director for the popular movie series, Pitch Perfect, and producer of the TV show competition, The Sing Off . This singer, arranger, composer, producer, writer, and teacher has been referred to as "the father of contemporary a cappella music".
We are profoundly heartbroken to share the news that our beautiful Peggy Hart passed away January 19, 2021 after a brief but painful illness.
Peggy joined Rhythm of the Rockies in 2014 and will remain a treasured member in spirit. Peggy was intelligent, witty, sophisticated, grounded and kind. She was a dedicated member and sang bass with our chorus. She was a bass section assistant and was our "gratitude" spokesperson for our visiting regional and international vocal coaches. During her years with us, she was always there to help. She organized some of our social functions and even had her loving husband cook us a pork roast for our BBQ! She just had to give him that smile and he would do anything.
Congratulations, Mary Hager – Sing Canada Harmony Scholarship Recipient!
In March 2018, Mary Hager, former director of Rhythm of the Rockies, was nominated for the Paul Tamblyn Award offered through Sing Canada Harmony. Thank you to two of our members - Kathy Helfrick and Eileen De Freitas - who submitted the application!
Following the application, some time went by and we assumed someone else had won the award. But, late last fall we found out that Mary was the winner for 2019! Congratulations, Mary!
We had an amazing weekend at the Entheos' Retreat getting our songs ready for the Region 26 Denim and Diamonds themed competition to be held in Calgary in May.
What could be better than coaching by the scintillating Corinna Garriock, intensely focused members and music leaders, a hysterical evening party and homecooked meals by the Entheos staff?
Postponed! No surprise here. Stay tuned for updates.
Join Rhythm of the Rockies in celebrating
Mary Hager's retirement on
Saturday, May 23, 2020
at the Silver Springs Golf and Country Club in Calgary.
More details about the event and ticket purchase will be coming soon.
It will be a wonderful celebration of a wonderful woman!
We spent an energized, guided day and a half focusing on who we are and what we want in order to assist in our journey across the "bridge of transition". Our phenomenal transition coach Jan Carley inspired our chorus to "flip it" while considering all our possible opportunities- how inspiring and exciting!
Rhythm of the Rockies at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans minutes after we competed at the Sweet Adelines International Competition September 2019.
Our score improved from our last international competition and our chorus of 60 singers came in 20th out of 34 world class competitors. What an amazing competition it was!
Thanks to all our family and friends who supported us in our journey to Regionals and Internationals. We are blessed to have all of you in our lives.
Stayed tuned for the professional photos!