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January 20, 2023 - 2:24pm

Meet Amanda!

Occupation: Doctor of Pharmacy

Amanda joined the Sweet Adelines community in 2001 where she sang with Acapea North Chorus. In 2017 she found herself singing with the Spirit of Syracuse as a baritone! She did some barbershop in highschool and her college chorus director...

January 6, 2023 - 6:57pm

Meet Judi!

Occupation: Paraprofessional

Judi started her Sweet Adelines journey in 1996 and joined the Spirit of Syracuse in 2014. She was at a time in her life where it was work, eat, and sleep. She saw a poster in the grocery store and decided to check us out. As soon as the...

November 13, 2022 - 12:00am

Meet Melanie!

Occupation: Marketing Proposal Specialist

Melanie joined us in July of 2022 as a Tenor! She first heard about us through one of her friends who is a member of the chorus. When we held our membership drive in the Summer, she came to check us out! She enjoys her fellow...

November 11, 2022 - 8:20pm

Our chorus was honored to be asked to sing at the Veteran's Day celebration this morning at the Onondaga County War Memorial. We are equally honored to sing with several veterans who stand with us on our risers each week. Thank you for your service yesterday, today and always.

November 10, 2022 - 8:44pm

Meet Paula!

Occupation: Retired Materials Forecasting Analyst

Paula joined the Spirit of Syracuse in September of 1995 as a Lead! She was introduced to Sweet Adelines by women in her church choir. They were originally a part of a different chorus, but when that director retired she...

October 23, 2022 - 10:29am

Meet Lexi!
Occupation: News Reporter

Lexi joined the Spirit of Syracuse in 2014 as a Bass! She was first introduced to barbershop back in high school when she attended the SAYacaFEST event. She grew interested in the craft and started coming to rehearsals. She continues to sing with...

October 12, 2022 - 8:00pm

Meet Cassia!
Occupation: Scientist

Cassia joined us in fall of 2021 as a Baritone! She came to a rehearsal back in 2018 to test the waters, but her work schedule changed and she was unable to commit. A few years later, she noticed a coworker wearing an SOS jacket, was reintroduced...

October 10, 2022 - 9:43am

SYRACUSE, NY – September 20, 2022

The Spirit of Syracuse Chorus announced today that Master Director, Kay Crawford, will be retiring as the organization’s front-line director. She has agreed to stay on as our interim front-line director until a replacement is found.

Crawford, who...

October 7, 2022 - 9:11pm

Meet Vick!
Occupation: Certified Medical Assistant

Vick joined the Spirit of Syracuse in 2022 as a Bass! She was interested in the group a long time ago, but was busy with her family. She kept in contact with one of our members and was brought to our membership drive earlier this...

June 14, 2022 - 4:31pm

The Spirit of Syracuse Chorus is thrilled to share that AMANDA “SKY” HARRIS has been honored with the 2022 Harriette Walters Leadership Award during the NY/NJ Region 15 Awards Celebration in Albany, NY.

Harriette Walters (Master Director 700, Greater Nassau Chorus)...

June 14, 2022 - 4:08pm

Congratulations to Illuminate Quartet for winning the Sweet Adelines Region 15 quartet contest in May 2022! They wowed the audience -- and obviously the judges. We are so very proud of them! Kudos to Alicia Caron - Lead, Cherie LaDuke - Bass, Jennifer Hunter - Baritone, and Becky King - Tenor....

June 14, 2022 - 4:02pm

What is our word for our regional contest last month? Gratitude. We were so grateful for all of it. A huge shout out to...



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The Spirit of Syracuse Chorus
A Proud Member of Sweet Adelines International
Syracuse, New York

Telephone: (315) 944-5385
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