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November 29, 2012

Show Chorus presents an old-time radio show

DERRY — The Rhythm of New Hampshire Show Chorus presents a holiday show this weekend based on old-time radio times.

The chorus performs Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Derry Opera House on West Broadway.

The singers invite the audience to tune in the dial and settle in for an old-fashioned show featuring the award-winning Boston Accent as special guest.

See what happens when a Christmas Eve performance at a 1920s station W-I-S-H is turned upside down by a snowstorm, leaving a few people to manage the station’s cast of characters and music.

Add in mobsters, molls and a few nuns and it’s a situation that ends up being helpful for a local orphanage.

“This is a great way to have some fun, listen to some festive four-part harmony and share a little holiday cheer with your fellow community members,” chorus director Jessie Oslan said. “We’re excited to showcase our 13 new members for our sixth annual show. Joined by intermission special guest Boston Accent, I know our audience will leave humming not just the holiday tunes, but some of our fun, contemporary songs.”

The chorus is reprising some of its popular roles from previous shows, assistant director Renee Fellow said.

“We love to put on shows and entertain our community,” she said.

The chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International ,joining more than 25,000 women from 13 countries who share a love of music and singing four-part harmony in English.

The group rehearses weekly on Thursday nights at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway, Derry.

Tickets for the holiday show are $15 for adults, $12 for children and seniors. Call 800-696-7351 or visit rnhchorus.org for details.

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