Local art programs in the Omaha area are an important part of the community and Joel Schlessinger continues to support these groups with his recent donation to the Acappella Omaha Chorus, a musical group for women in Omaha. This donation helped make the group’s “Wish Upon a Star” show a success and allows the chorus to continue traveling and performing.
Support from individuals such as Joel Schlessinger allows chorus members to pursue their love of music.
The Acappella Omaha Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. This non-profit organization is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and includes 30,000 chorus and quartet members worldwide. Women of all ages and backgrounds can join this organization for the opportunity to sing, dance and perform with a community of other female artists.
Acappella Omaha Chorus brings the goals and values of Sweet Adelines International to the Omaha area. With over forty singers from the community, this group travels to national competitions and puts on events for the residents of Omaha. While performing, the group promotes music education and strives to provide its members with new skills and abilities.
Joel Schlessinger’s donation allows the group to put on shows for the Omaha community.
In the fall, the Acappella Omaha Chorus performed “Wish Upon a Star.” During this program, the group performed a number of Hollywood favorites and members portrayed famous characters from shows such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Mary Poppins,” “Mamma Mia!” and “South Pacific.” Donations made by Joel Schlessinger and others help the group promote their performances, cover travel expenses and bring on new members.