Season 9

Friday June 25, 2010 - A group of chorus members performs during the Commencement ceremony for the IU Alumni Association’s Mini University.

Tuesday August 3, 2010 - At the first fall rehearsal, the Chorus welcomes new accompanist Wendy Elliot. Wendy replaces Pam Freeman who retired after four years of dedicated service to Quarryland.

Saturday August 7, 2010 - The Chorus kicks off the new season a pot luck and pool party at the home of Lee Chapman and Bob Green.

Saturday August 28, 2010 - About a dozen members of the Chorus impress an audience of hundreds at the Twin Lakes Sports Complex, performing the National Anthem for theBleeding Heartland Rollergirls derby match vs. the Ohio Rollergirls. BHRG star jammer Knitty Gritty, wife of chorus member Tim, invited the chorus members to sing. Several chorus member stayed to cheer on Knitty in the bout between Bleeding Heartland Code Blue Assassins and the OHRG Gang Green.

September 2-5, 2010 - The Chorus reaches a new milestone when it sends a record number of five board and chorus members to the annual GALA Leadership Conferencein Dallas, TX. The Chorus had been represented at past conferences in Kansas City, Denver, and Columbus, OH, but never by more than three members.

Sunday September 19, 2010 - The Board meets again for a retreat at the home of Rex Hinkle.

Tuesday September 21, 2010 - The Chorus hosts an open house, attended by more than 30 singing members, board members, partners, and guests.

Saturday September 25, 2010 - The Chorus meets for a day-long retreat. Music was the primary focus, but the group also discussed future directions, committee work, and GALA 2012 participation.

Saturday October 10, 2010 - The Chorus provides music for the Sunday service at First United Church.

Tuesday October 19, 2010 - The Chorus distributes its electronic newsletter, using for the first time Constituent Relationship Management software. The CRM provides a more professional look and greater functionality compared to past chorus communication.

Friday November 6, 2010 - The Chorus performs in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union during a fund raising event for WFIU’s Al Cobine Recognition Endowment. The event, Al Cobine: A Celebration of his Music, was an evening of music and dancing to the sounds of the Al Cobine Big Band under the direction of Mike Lucas. The Chorus performed Cobine arrangements between sets, and the Andy Cobine Trio was also featured.

Thursday November 11, 2010 - The Chorus performs in Alumni Hall at the Indiana Memorial Union for the opening ceremony of the the largest-ever AIDS Quilt display in Indiana. Organized by the Community AIDS Action Group, the display included 520 panels.

Sunday December 5, 2010 - The Chorus performs its winter concert “What Matters” at First United Church for an audience of about 150. A fairly large chorus of 23 singers performed a wide variety of music related to themes of music, love, teaching, faith, and the holidays. In a new twist, we asked the audience to share What Matters most to them, both at the concert and on Facebook.

Tuesday December 14, 2010 - Furthering its mission of building community, the Chorus enjoys a holiday pitch-in dinner at the home of board member Donovan Walling and Chorus founder Sam Troxal.

January 28, 2011 - The Chorus kicks off the Friday evening film screening at Bloomington’s annual PRIDE Film Festival, performing two Monty Python numbers: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life and Every Sperm is Sacred.

Friday February 8, 2011 - The Chorus hosts an open house, originally scheduled for February 1 but postponed due to ice and snow.

Saturday March 26, 2011 - The Chorus holds its first-ever fundraising event, one of several planned to raise funds for a chorus trip to the 2012 GALA Choruses Festival in Denver, CO. Hosted by Sam Troxal and Donovan Walling, this house party featured quartet, duet, and solo performances by Tim King, Barry Magee, Mitch Serslev, and Jonathan Shields, accompanied by Wendy Elliot.

April/May, 2011 - The Chorus is highlighted in the April/May issue of Bloom magazine.

Sunday May 1, 2011 - After nine years, the Chorus finally presents an entire concert of music from Broadway, entitled “Curtains Up! Great Broadway Moments.” For the first time the group performs 100% off-book. A chorus of 20 singers, and various soloists and small ensembles from within the group entertained a record audience of nearly 250 at First United Church.

Tuesday May 3, 2011 - Quarryland received rave reviews from Peter Jacobi in its first ever professional review, the the Bloomington Herald Times. The review, “Package of music and meanings rouses audience to cheers,” is available by subscription.

Wednesday May 11, 2011 - The Chorus enjoys even more positive press with a feature in the Herald-Times. The article, “Mission drives the music at Quarryland Men’s Chorus,” is available by subscription.

Sunday May 22, 2011 - The Chorus performs for a delightfully appreciative and friendly audience at the IU Retirees Association dinner at the IU Foundation Showalter House. Chorus members enjoyed delicious pot-luck food.