Phoenix

Women’s international singing competition in Phoenix

Women from all over the world are competing on the Phoenix Convention Center for the 74th Annual Sweet Adelines International Competition.

PHOENIX — It’s characterised by sequence, pitch pipes and harmonies. Four-part harmonies, to be actual. 

“It’s not your grandparents’ barbershop,” competitor Angie Kunasek stated. 

It’s ladies from all over the world competing on the Phoenix Convention Center for the 74th Annual Sweet Adelines International Competition

They name it the “Olympics of barbershop”  as contestants carry out in barbershop concord and acapella music in each quartet and refrain codecs. 

“It’s old-fashioned. But we actually sing a lot of barbershop we love barbershop. But we also like really fun music too,” competitor Beth Paul stated. 

It’s the primary time in three years the competition is being held in individual. 

Despite the pandemic, opponents say they have been training anyway that they’ll. 

“It has been tough, you know, because we started out on Zoom. So that lasted about a year, and then we got to go back, but we were outside,” Director of Motor City Blend Chorus Leann Hazlett stated. 

Both Paul and Kunasek are members of the VOCE Quartet. They sing with Deanna Sargent and Cheryl Brusket. 

The members of VOCE will likely be again singing in the quartet finals. 

“It was tough, tough competition,” Brusket stated.

“The level of singing that came into being in a lockdown or being not rehearsing for three years was like – we were honored,” Paul stated. 

The members of VOCE stated they stored one another in their COVID bubbles, testing earlier than they acquired collectively for every rehearsal.

“It really kept us focused, and I don’t know, safe?” Paul stated. 

The conference and competition is a six-day occasion, with opponents from all over the world sharing their voices as they discover neighborhood and camaraderie.

“I think singing is something that brings you together,” Anna Alvring, an emcee and director of Rönninge Show Chorus from Sweeden. 

An Arizona refrain continues to be vying to take residence the gold. The Tucson Desert Harmony Chorus is in the semifinals and performing Thursday night. 

Information on the remaining occasions of the competition may be discovered here

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