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Chenille, Then and Now

This summer's benefit concert for the Legacy Theater features Chenille Sheeran of Nashville, Tenn., and formerly of Carthage!

Sat. July 13 | 7 p.m.


Several songs in the concert will include a back-up adult choir,  made up of local singers. The choir will be directed by Beth Shurtleff of Nauvoo.

Video auditions to join this choir are now open. Audition applications are due no later than April 30.


Approximately 30 singers will be selected and notified by May 15. Rehearsals will be held on June 20, June 27, and July 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

To audition for the choir, please submit the following info:

  • Your full name

  • Address

  • Telephone number

  • Email

  • Vocal arts you are comfortable singing

(soprano, alto, tenor, bass).

In addition, prepare an audio or video recording of yourself singing a 1 to 2 minute song of your choice. A simple song or hymn would be appropriate.

The concert will also include a children’s choir of around 20 voices and local dancers. More information on how children may participate in the concert will be available soon.

For information or questions on adult auditions, email Shurtleff or Tom Robbins, The Legacy Theater director, at

Sheeran operated Center Stage Music in Carthage for many years, before advancing her own musical career in Nashville. The award-winning singer and recording star was involved in the early years of The Legacy Theater and has agreed to return to Carthage for this concert to support the theater.


Tickets for the pre-show dinner and the benefit concert are now available.

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