Syracuse in the News
Sweet Adelines Returns to Syracuse
Source: Sweet Adelines International
Region 16, the largest Region within the Sweet Adelines International organization, will once again hold its annual Regional Convention in Syracuse NY, April 28th to May 1st 2011. As many as 1500 women will travel to Syracuse NY, to compete for the opportunity to represent Region 16 at the 2013 International Convention to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Region 16 includes 33 choruses and 54 quartets within its regional borders which cover Eastern Ontario, Canada and Northern New York State, U.S.A. Within its membership there are two choruses and one quartet that placed within the top ten winners at the 2010 International contest held this last fall in Seattle WA.
Again this year, there will be a mass sing held on the steps of Onondaga County Court house. All are welcome to hear the voices of nearly 1500 women in four part harmony. The mass sing will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 27th with a rain date location at The Lower Level of the Civic Center Complex.
An education class will be offered to the membership on Friday April 29th at the Carrier Theatre, Civic Center Complex, at 10:30 am.
The quartet / chorus contests will be held at the Crouse Hinds Theatre, Civic Center Complex on April 29th and 30th respectively. Media is welcome but photography is permitted during the contest.
Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women. "Harmonize the World" is the organization's motto. The international membership of nearly 25,000 women, all singing in English, includes choruses in most of the fifty United States as well as in Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Wales and the Netherlands. The organization encompasses more than 1,200 registered quartets and 600 choruses.