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Northwoods singing group almost ended, but a local director stepped in to keep it goingSubmitted: 03/18/2018
Phylicia Ashley
Phylicia Ashley
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Northwoods singing group almost ended, but a local director stepped in to keep it going
RHINELANDER - Some members of the Hyms and Hyrs singing group have shared a stage together for more than 30 years.
However, they almost had to stop when one of their key members passed away.
"When it all works really well, nothing can top it," said Hyms and Hyrs singer Corky.
The 25 members of the Hyms and Hyrs singing group are used to hitting the right rhythm together.

"We have a lot of fun," said Hyms and Hyrs singer Jim Priovolos.
However, when the group's director and founder of the group died, they thought they would have to put their beats on hold.
"We were wondering where we were going to end up with that," said Hyms and Hyrs singer Ken.
Just a few months before their talent showcase at Nicolet College Sunday, Priovolos stepped in.
"I feel very honored to be conducting them," said Priovolos.
Priovolos got the group to pick up exactly where they left off.
"He's kept us going," said Ken.


Some of the singers have moved to the same tune together for more than 20 years and the new addition fit right in with the vets.
"We have a good time making music together," said Jim.
"It was almost seamless," said Ken.

A group once worried about its future is now back and better than ever.
"We all have the same goal. It doesn't matter what happens outside the groups it's what happens inside the group," said Corky.
"We're much better looking for one thing and younger!" exclaimd the group.
The Hyms and Hyrs performed at The Community Music Festival Sunday.
The event was free.


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