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VMx Volunteers in Upstate

April 11, 2024 - 4:51pm -- Anne Elmerick

Vocal Matrix Chorus members love to give back to the communities in Greenville county and around the Upstate. One annual event - Bank of America Fall for Greenville - gives VMx that opportunity. This is the largest free admission food and music festival in the Southeast and was just named #2 in USA Today's Top 10 Best City Food Festivals.  A few days ago VMx was recognized for volunteering an impressive 960 hours during the highly successful 3-day Fall For Greenville event. Vocal Matrix is ready to sign up again for this fall  - 2024!

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VMx Places 2nd in the Region 14 SAI Competition

March 23, 2024 - 12:00am -- Anne Elmerick

What an exciting Region 14 Heart of the Blue Ridge competition!  The March 2024 event brought together quartets and chorus from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and Virginia. After months of hard work under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Graham, with a dedicated music team and our wonderful coaches, the Upstate's Vocal Matrix Chorus proudly walked away with two medals 2nd place mid-size chorus and 2nd place overall! We sincerely appreciate all the encouragement from our family and friends, and from our generous supporters, The Metropolitan Arts Council and the South Carolina Arts Commission.

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Lunch and a Show - with Vocal Matrix

February 20, 2024 - 12:35am -- Anne Elmerick

A small group of Vocal Matrix singers provided the lively post luncheon entertainment on February 15th for a wonderful gathering at the Senior Action Center of Greenville, SC. RipChords Quartet also sang a few  well-known Valentine's love songs and many in the audience joined in. What fun! Thank you to the Senior Action Center for the warm welcome.

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VMx with a 4th Place Finish In Louisville, KY

November 8, 2023 - 12:28am -- Anne Elmerick

Vocal Matrix Chorus competed in the Harmony Classic AA Division at the 75th Sweet  Adelines International Convention in Louisville Kentucky this past October 31st and came home with a 4th place finish.

The storyline (written by the chorus creative team) centers was around Angel, a young shy puppy whose master had left her at this Happy Harmony Pet Resort while she attends a singing competition.  Fifi, Ralph and DC, with the Staff/director and other pets in the resort, help Angel find the confidence to "just be Me".

The 15 minute package included the songs: Running Wild, In the Wee Small HoursThis Joint is Jumping and This is Me.

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Friends & Families Fun

October 8, 2023 - 5:03pm -- Anne Elmerick

We are grateful to our families and our friends who come to encourage, support and cheer us on at our dress rehearsal as the chorus prepares for the Harmony Classic competition at the 75th Sweet Adelines International Convention in Louisville, KY in a few weeks.

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Cue-the-Music Dinner and Show

July 22, 2022 - 12:24pm -- Anne Elmerick

Thank you to all who supported Vocal Matrix's Cue-the-Music- dinner and musical variety show.  This bi-annual fundraiser was especially exciting for our chorus as it is our first live indoor performance since the pandemic forced us to take a long break.

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Donate & Support VMx

October 25, 2020 - 5:55pm -- Anne Elmerick

Music gives life to the soul!!!

Help our non-profit organization promote music and harmony in the Upstate Greenville area through education and performances! Learn more.

DONATE  Your donations are tax-deductible and we appreciate your supporting Vocal Matrix Chorus!

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