With our sequins packed and our hearts full, the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus rolled into New Orleans this September with a singular mission - REDEMPTION! The chorus was incredibly honored to represent NY/NJ Region 15 in the 2019 Sweet Adelines International Competition as a surprise wild card contestant. With 18-months under our belts from our previous dance at the 2016 Las Vegas SAI competition, the chorus felt ready to take on the big stage in front of more than 5000 of our worldwide harmony sisters.
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Perfect Fourth, our Young Women in Harmony Quartet in the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus, have placed second in the world at Sweet Adelines International’s 2019 Rising Star Quartet Contest on July 27 at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, U.K! Kristina Valentino (lead), Gabby Galanti (tenor), Catrina Tulowiecki (baritone) and Katie Sheerin (bass) have been singing together for 3 years since beginning the quartet while students at Liverpool High School.
The quartet placed with a score of 359 out of 400.
Duly Noted of Fort Myers, Florida harmonized their way take top honors at the barbershop singing championship.
With their second highest regional score ever, the Spirit of Syracuse chorus has earned a coveted wildcard invitation to compete in the 2017 Sweet Adelines International Competition in Las Vegas, NV. This will make the 5th time the chorus has crossed the international stage, with the most recent appearance during the 2007 showcase in Calgary Alberta, Canada.
The chorus's international record is impressive, consistently ranking as a top 20 chorus in each of those five years: Nashville, TN (1998) 19th, Phoenix, AZ (2003) 15th, Detroit, MI (2005) 15th, Calgary, AB (2007) 17th.
The Spirit of Syracuse chorus and four SOS quartets traveled to Albany, NY, for the 2016 Greater NY/NJ Region #15 regional competition of Sweet Adelines International this past April. Vocal Sorority, Skylark, Resonance, and Soundbyte gave terrific performances, and both Soundbyte and Resonance finished in the medals - Soundbyte in 5th and Resonance in 3rd - with Skylark taking home the region’s most improved quartet award.
Representing both Region 15 and the Spirit of Syracuse, our very own Resonance Quartet has spent the last few days in Phoenix, AZ as guests of Region 21 learning and competing in the Sweet Adelines, International Rising Star Contest. Open to quartets made up of singers under the age of 25, Resonance truly changed the hearts of the judges and audience in a packed house Saturday night to come away with the title of International Rising Star 5th Place Medalists! To see more about their journey to share their love of barbershop, check out their Facebook page! We're so proud of them!