Quartet Makes History

Quartet Makes History
Type of post: Chorus news item
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Posted By: Martha Thomason
Status: Current
Date Posted: Fri, Jul 22 2022
Sweet Adelines International hosted the Inaugural Diamond Division Quartet Competition at the IES (International Education Symposium) held this past week in San Antonio, Texas, July 20-24.  The event was able to take place this year after having to  cancel since 2019  because of the pandemic.  There were originally five quartets registered to compete on Thursday, July 21; however, one quartet had to withdraw before the competition.
This contest is open to all female quartets whose members are all over 55 years of age with a combined total of 240 years on the day of the contest.  The singers worked very hard rehearsing to prepare the best musical performance possible, sometimes via Zoom when meeting in person was not possible.   Besides an audience of fellow Sweet Adelines, the quartets performed two songs for a panel of four judges, who  scored them in sound, music, expression and visual communication. 
After the scores were tallied, the champion quartet in the first ever Diamond Division competition is Madison Avenue from Region 25!   The quartet is made up of Anne Fenton (tenor from Rich-tone Chorus); Barb Underwood (lead from OK City Chorus); Jacque Glasgow (baritone from OK City Chorus); and Caroline Rocco (bass from Rich-tone Chorus).  It is an exciting time for these ladies and for SAI!