Wins for Kansas: Emerald City Chorus

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This all-female chorus is better than pitch-perfect, it's been singing on key across Kansas for more than 10 years. Among its members is Nichole Evans who said she remembers when they started out practicing harmony in a garage. "We practiced there forever and when we got to big for that we moved to the Southwest Presbyterian Church."

Today the Emerald City Chorus is made up of dozens of women. Along with performing a cappella and four-part harmony music, they also sing barbershop style music. "Not a lot of people know that women sing barbershop," says Evans. She says, "it originated from the men's world, but women made it better."

Emerald City Chorus is one of 500 Sweet Adeline chapters in the U.S.

The non-profit's mission is to entertain at charitable functions and civic events, and they often share performance proceeds with scholarship funds, social services programs, and arts and humanities outreaches. Barb Letts says the audience isn't the only one who enjoys their performances. "It just brings joy to you, I think it makes you live longer," says Letts.

DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers honored "Emerald City Chorus" with a $500 Wins for Kansas Grant.

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