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Alamo Metro Chorus - In Concert

April 16, 2023
Concert will be held at 3:00p.m.
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church 1800 N. Llano (Hwy. 16 North) Fredericksburg, Texas
There is no charge for these concerts as all concerts are funded through grants or private and corporate donations through mail, at the door, or through our website.

  Alamo Metro Chorus - Biography  

Alamo Metro Chorus - Award Winning Barbershop At Its Best!

The Alamo Metro Chorus takes great pride in belonging to Sweet Adelines International, the largest nonprofit women's musical organization in the world! The chorus is comprised of women of all ages throughout central Texas who are drawn together by the love of barbershop-style harmony, which is evident in the vibrancy and quality of their performances. High energy choreography and beautiful costuming complete their entertainment package. They are joined in this passion of close harmonies and ringing chords by 23,000 members from across the globe including Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden and Wales!

The chorus celebrated its 28th anniversary this month and has earned nine Regional Championships and twelve appearances on the International Competition stage placing in the top ten on two occasions. They are extremely proud of their International 4th place medals awarded for their Entertainment Package performed in the Harmony Classic Contest in Baltimore, MD. They tied for 1st Place in this year's Regional Competition and earned 1st place in the AA Mid-size Chorus division.

Alamo Metro Chorus Sweet Adelines In Concert March 18, 2012

AMC maintains a full performance schedule singing for many private, cultural and community events including Memorial Day ceremonies at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, The Spurs, Stars and Rampage games, The Blazing Gavels KLRN Auction and the United Communities of SA Awards Banquet. The Fredericksburg Music Club Series is celebrating their 80th year of presenting quality entertainment to Texas residents and the chorus is honored to be singing again for this distinguished arts organization on February 19, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church at 3 pm. The public is invited for a donation at the door.

Not content to just dazzle their audiences, AMC also adopts a charity each year. Our choice for the past several years has been The Ronald McDonald House that provides housing and comfort to many families whose children are receiving medical treatment in S.A. A portion of the proceeds of this show will go towards this worthwhile endeavor.

Members are an eclectic mix of teachers, students, homemakers, executives, retirees and more who love performing and competing, honing their leadership skills and experiencing the fellowship and sheer joy this organization provides on a weekly basis. We are blessed to have Mary Ann Wydra, Master Director, gifted arranger and certified Music Judge as our musical leader.

For additional info, talk to an AMC member, pick up some literature in the lobby or visit our website at

Ryan Heller, Director

Ryan Heller, Director, is thrilled to be leading the wonderful musicians of the Alamo Metro Chorus. For the past 17 years, he has been directing the Pride of Portland Chorus, with whom he has won eight regional championships and many top-ten placements at Sweet Adelines International Competitions. In 2013, Ryan became a Master Director 700, an honor few other Sweet Adelines directors can claim!

In his professional life, Ryan is the Artistic Director and Conductor of Chorus Austin in Austin, TX. With Chorus Austin, Ryan has received numerous awards, including the 2018 Austin Critic’s Table Award for Best Classical Performance, and the 2017 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award from Chorus America. Past positions include Music Director /Conductor of the Southwest Washington Symphony, and Co-founder/Conductor of Portland Vocal Consort and the Columbia Chorale of Oregon. His bachelor and masters degrees are in conducting and vocal studies from Chapman University and Portland State University.

Ryan has been the Musical Director/Chorusmaster of many productions throughout the West Coast including productions of: Sweeney Todd, Annie, Brigadoon, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, The Magic Flute, La Cenerentola, and in 2016 served as Conductor for the world premiere opera The Canticle of the Black Madonna; He has appeared or recorded with numerous groups, including the Austin Symphony, Portland Opera, Rose City Chamber Orchestra, William Hall Master Chorale, Capella Romana, Astoria Music Festival, and Broadway Rose Theater Company. He has had the pleasure of touring with several ensembles throughout the USA, Europe, New Zealand, and China.

A popular coach, speaker, and guest conductor, Ryan works to bring out the optimal performance in each musician. With his trademark exuberance, Ryan is as energy-driven as the sound and performance he demands!


Fredericksburg Music Club, P.O. Box 1214, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

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