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November 29, 2012

Thoroughbred Chorus has rich history, Southern Indiana flavor

60-some members to perform Saturday in Louisville



 The Thoroughbreds have sung for dignitaries, civic functions, sporting events, as well as audiences of four to 13,000, according to their website. There seems to be a new wave of enthusiasm and new members among the group today, Ehringer said. He gives a lot of the credit to 27-year-old director Drew Wheaton.

“I think we will be back at internationals in two or three years,” Ehringer said. “If someone has the time to do it, it’s an unbelievable experience.”

Posante said he will never forget singing in Salt Lake City 10 years ago at the international competition in front of 18,000 people. The group just missed qualifying this year.

Like other members, Posante was invited to a rehearsal and to tryout. He said it’s been a great experience — especially the Monday night rehearsals.

“It’s hard to explain unless you see it,” he said. “There are some guys on the risers who have been singing with the group for 30 or 40 years. The staying power is pretty good.”

The camaraderie among the members of the group is also great. Each practice session ends with the members gathering in a circle, putting a hand on a shoulder, and singing “Nearer Thy God to Thee.”

“There is really a heritage there that I think is really cool,” Lobeck said. “It’s a great group of guys ... a lot of A-type personalities who want to do things to be part of that heritage. It’s a totally different thing than what I expected.

“The group is very competitive and serious about what they are doing.”

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