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- Calendar of Events -

Joseph Schlesinger, Calendar Editor & Webmaster
1570 Oak Avenue, #416, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: 847/328-0921; e-mail:
(Backup e-mail:
(BHS=Barbershop Harmony Society--formerly SPEBSQSA)
(SAI=Sweet Adelines International, Inc.)
(HI=Harmony, Inc.)
(Unless otherwise indicated, all addresses are in Illinois. For listings of men's barbershop shows outside the Chicago metropolitan area, visit BHS's Barbershop Showtime.)

Sun., 7/31-Sun., 8/7--BHS Harmony College/Directors College--Columbus, Ohio (new location).

Fri., 8/12--Interstate Woodshed--8 p.m. (dinner at 6:30) at American Legion Hall, Hwy. B, Silver Lake, Wis. All Barbershoppers invited; $5 donation requested to defray expenses. For information, call the hall at 262/889-8255 or Gerry Carroll at 847/678-0092.

Sat., 8/13--"Big Weenie" Tag Singing Contest--2 p.m.-? at the home of Doug and Cathy Wehrwein, 0S123 Rowe Rd., Elburn. Contest admission is FREE. Pork chop or chicken dinner will follow contest; $8 per person is required by Aug. 1 to reserve meals. Proceeds will be donated to BHS' Young Men in Harmony program and SAI's Young Women in Harmony program. See "Odds 'n' Ends" page for details. For more information, or to register, call Doug or Cathy Wehrwein at 630/365-5742 or e-mail

Sun., 8/14--"Music and the Spoken Word"--5:30 a.m. (6:30 ET and PT, 4:30 MT) on the Hallmark Channel (check their Web site for local channels). Rebroadcast of July 10 program featuring BHS Gold Medal Chorus and Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Fri., 8/26-Sun., 8/28--SAI Region #3 Adventures in Music--Matteson.

Thurs., 9/8-Sat., 9/10--23rd Barbershop Pioneers Convention--Midway Hotel (Best Western), 1600 Oakton St. (at Busse Hwy./Rt. 83), Elk Grove Village. For more information, contact Lynn Hauldren (phone 847/570-0848 - e-mail:

Sat., 9/24--Chicago Metro Chapter (BHS) Show--7:30 p.m. at Guerin Prep H.S., 8001 Belmont Ave., River Grove. Featuring: Nightwatch (2000 Buckeye Invitational Funny Bone Champion, 2003 Midwest Harmony Sweepstakes Champs), Jurassic Larks (1998 BHS International Senior Quartet Champs), Chicago Metro Chorus. Tickets $15 ($3 discount for students with ID); group discounts available. For more information, call 773/282-9977 or 773/936-8266, or e-mail

Fri., 9/30-Sun., 10/2--Illinois District (BHS) Fall Convention--Peoria.

Fri., 9/30-Sun., 10/2--Cardinal District (BHS) Fall Convention--Louisville, Ky.

Fri., 9/30-Sun., 10/2--Land O' Lakes District (BHS) Fall Convention--La Crosse, Wis.

Tues., 10/4-Sat., 10/8--60th Annual SAI International Convention--New Orleans, La.

Mon., 10/10--DuPage Area Bash hosted by DuPage Valley Chapter (BHS)--8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)-? at Moose Lodge 1535, 1030 Warren Ave., Downers Grove. Admission: $5 (includes sandwiches); cash bar. All area barbershoppers invited; reservations recommended. For more information, call Al Munneke at 630/226-9634 or Tom Jones at 630/420-9170, or e-mail

Sat., 10/22--Arlington Heights Chapter (BHS) Cabaret--7:45 p.m. (cocktails at 5:30, dinner at 6:30) at Mr. Peter's Banquet Hall, 1273 N. Rand Rd. (behind the Target store), Arlington Heights. Featuring: Boom Town, Chordmasters, Radio Flyers, Barrington H.S. boys' and girls' quartets, Arlingtones Chorus. Tickets; $25 (includes dinner and show). For more information, call Herb Nicolai at 847/827-6417. (Show Web page)

Sat., 10/22--Western Lights Chapter (SAI) Show.

Wed., 11/9-Sun., 11/13--46th Annual HI International Convention--Hamilton, Ont.

Fri., 12/2-Sun., 12/4--Northbrook Chapter (BHS) Holiday Show--2:30 (Saturday and Sunday) and 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) at Glenbrook South H.S., 4000 W. Lake Ave., Glenview. Featuring: New Tradition Chorus (current BHS International Third Place Chorus and current BHS Illinois District Champion Chorus), chapter quartets. Tickets: $20 (main floor center, evening), $18 (main floor center, matinee), $18 (main floor and mezzanine, evening), $16 (main floor and mezzanine, matinee); $2 discount for students and senior citizens; all seats reserved; group discounts available. For more information, call 800/SHOWCHORUS (726-9246).

Sat., 12/10--Chicagoland North Chapter (BHS) Holiday Show--3 p.m. at Edgewater Presbyerian Church, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (at N. Kenmore Ave.), Chicago. Featuring: chapter quartets, North Wave Chorus. Tickets: $15. For more information, call Duncan Stephens at 847/983-0123.

Fri., 2/3 and Sat., 2/4--Illinois District Academy of Harmony (IDAH)--Peoria.

Fri., 3/31-Sun., 4/2--Cardinal District (BHS) Spring Convention--Columbus, Ind.

Fri., 4/21-Sun., 4/23--Illinois District (BHS) Spring Convention--Peoria.

Thurs., 5/4-Sun., 5/7--SAI Region #3 Convention--Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fri., 5/5-Sun., 5/7--Land O' Lakes District (BHS) Spring Convention--Janesville, Wis.

Sun., 6/30-Sun., 7/7--68th Annual BHS International Convention--Indianapolis, Ind.

Fri., 9/29-Sun., 10/1 [2006]--Illinois District (BHS) Fall Convention--Peoria.

Fri., 9/29-Sun., 10/1 [2006]--Cardinal District (BHS) Fall Convention--Muncie, Ind.

Tues., 10/10-Sat., 10/14 [2006]--61st Annual SAI International Convention--Las Vegas, Nev.

Fri., 10/27-Sun., 10/29 [2006]--Land O' Lakes District (BHS) Fall Convention--Rochester, Minn.

Wed., 11/8-Sun., 11/12 [2006]--47th Annual HI International Convention--Jacksonville, Fla.

Fri., 3/23-Sun., 3/25 [2007]--Cardinal District (BHS) Spring Convention--Columbus, Ind.

Fri., 4/20-Sun., 4/22 [2007]--Illinois District (BHS) Spring Convention--Peoria.

Thurs., 4/26-Sun., 4/29 {2007}--SAI Region #3 Convention--Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fri., 5/4-Sun., 5/6 [2007]--Land O' Lakes District (BHS) Spring Convention--Winnipeg, Man.

Sun., 6/29-Sun., 7/6 [2007]--69th Annual BHS International Convention--Denver, Colo.

Fri., 9/28-Sun., 9/30 [2007]--Illinois District Fall Convention--Peoria.

Fri., 10/5-Sun., 10/7 [2007]--Cardinal District (BHS) Fall Convention--Louisville, Ky.

Tues., 10/9-Sat., 10/13 [2007]--62nd Annual SAI International Convention--Calgary, Alta.

Fri., 10/26-Sun., 10/28 [2007]--Land O' Lakes District (BHS) Fall Convention--Rochester, Minn.

Wed., 11/7-Sun., 11/11 [2007]--48th Annual HI International Convention--London, Ont.

Thurs., 5/1-Sun., 5/4 [2008]--SAI Region #3 Convention--Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tues., 10/4-Sat., 10/8 [2008]--63rd Annual SAI International Convention--Nashville, Tenn.

Additional BHS Convention Locations:
2008: Nashville, Tenn.
2009: Anaheim, Calif.
2010: Philadelphia, Pa.
2011: To be determined
2012: To be determined
2013: To be determined
2014: Nashville, Tenn.

Additional SAI Convention Locations:
2008: Honolulu, H.I.
2009: Nashville, Tenn.
2010: Seattle, Wash.
2011: Houston, Tex.
2012: Denver, Colo.
2013: Honolulu, H.I.

Call the contacts listed below regarding the following organizations:

Harmony, Inc. (HI):
Jacquie Jensen--630/969-3530

North Shore Harmonizers:
Honey Nixon--847/864-4436

Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly SPEBSQSA):
Harmony Hall (Society Headquarters)--800/876-SING.

Sweet Adelines International, Inc. (SAI):
Lee Chalmers--847/541-6184

(Updated 7/22/05)

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