About the Indi-Anna Chorus
The Indi-Anna Chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International a worldwide organization of 23,000 women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun! As one of the largest associations of women singers on earth, Sweet Adelines is an organization that positively impact women's lives, helps them find their voice, builds confidence, helps to enhance their vocal abilities, improve leadership and management qualities. Members create a lifelong support system of sisterhood and friendship and we are always looking for new “Sisters in Harmony!”.
We are a group of ladies who LOVE each other and to sing Barbershop Harmonies. Here's a little more about each of us and what part we play with The Indi-Anna Chorus.
Cindy Sheffler has been a passionate Sweet Adeline, joining the organization and sharing her love of barbershop harmony in June 2000. Having served in various musical and administrative roles, she has sung lead and baritone and loved performing with several choruses and quartets, having been a novice quartet champion and most recently an Assistant Director with the award winning Greater Harmony Chorus. Cindy recently fulfilled her lifelong dream of performing on the International stage and has been coached by some of the very best Sweet Adelines has to offer, including Bonnie McKibben, Pam Pieson, Gerry Papageorge, Peggy Gram, Betty Clipman, Paula Davis and Kay Seymour. She feels blessed to consider them not only her talented mentors, but also her treasured friends and is thrilled for the opportunity to be carrying on their legacy of excellence as she officially begins her own directing career with the Indi-Anna Chorus in January 2020.
Cindy is a graduate of Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA having received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history. Professionally she will be celebrating her 30 year anniversary in April 2020 as an estate paralegal with the Pittsburgh law firm of Tucker Arensberg, PC. Cindy’s other full time job involves caring for her wonderful Mom, Louise, who first introduced and shared her love of singing and music with Cindy as a young child and continues to support Cindy’s Sweet Adeline endeavors today, officially as her #1 fan! Grateful for her God-given talents and the love and encouragement of her many friends and family, Cindy is excited and proud to embark on her new adventure with the fabulous singers and fine women of the Indi-Anna Chorus.
Karen MacVay grew up in the small town of Clintonville, Pennsylvania in southern Venango County. The youngest of three children to Oliver and Alice MacVay. She was the light of her older brother and sister's life-until she learned to talk. And she hasn't stopped since.
Talking very quickly turned to singing, and that hasn't stopped either! At Franklin High School, she was involved in the Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, representing her high school at both District and Region Choruses. After high school she attended Clarion University, and graduated with a degree in Music Marketing. There she was also a member of both the Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers.
Since joining the Indi-Anna Chorus in 2000, she has been involved in the "4 Good Measure" quartet, singing both tenor and lead, and is currently singing baritone in "On Common Ground" and in 2XQ - The Double Quartet. She has been on the board of directors and has also held the office of President of the chorus. She is currently the costume chairperson and has the costume closet to prove it!
Karen is nearing her 23rd year with JoAnn Fabrics, her 16th in Indiana. If you stop in the store and hear singing, it's most likely Karen...putting her degree to good use!