Region 15 Sweet Adelines Invite Public to Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of Barbershop Harmony

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Four Convention Weekend Events Are Open to the Public

"A unique opportunity to enjoy today's female a cappella barbershop quartets and choruses at their best!"

Greater NY/NJ Region #15, of Sweet Adelines International, includes more than 900 women who sing in 23 choruses and 41 registered quartets within its regional borders. The region will hold a mass sing on the steps of the New York State Capitol Building at 12 noon on Friday, April 11th. The rain location will be inside the Empire State Plaza on the concourse. All are welcome to come and enjoy the sounds of a cappella, four-part harmony in the barbershop style.

The mass sing event is free and kicks off the region’s annual Convention (April 10th -13th, 2014) which is being held in Albany for the first time since the region expanded to include more New York state choruses. Albany Mayor, Kathy Sheehan is scheduled to read a proclamation declaring April 11th, 2014 “Sweet Adelines Day”. The performers will include members of Greater NY/NJ Region #15 choruses who will sing songs such as Let There Be Peace on Earth, Kickin’ It Up a Notch, Tuxedo Junction and Best of Times.

Also open to the public are the regional contests for both choruses and quartets which will be held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The Quartet Competition begins at 2pm on Friday, April 11, 2014 and the Chorus Competition begins at 12 noon on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Tickets will be on sale at the ticket office at Empire State Plaza Convention Center ticket booth just before each competition. For either the Quartet or Chorus competitions, tickets are $25.00 each ($10.00 each for students).

Tickets are $20 for the Show of Champions, which will be held at in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel at 8pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Tickets can be purchased at Empire State Plaza Convention Center ticket booth.

Members of the media are welcome to attend the events; however, photography is not permitted during the competition. Please forward all requests for media attendance to Tricia Zichello, Greater NY/NJ Region 15 Marketing Coordinator at 917-601-8866 or Tzichello(at)gmail(dot)com.

To learn more about Greater NY/NJ Region #15 and its choruses, visit our website at or Sweet Adelines International, at Greater NY/NJ Region #15 can also be found on facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance. 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.

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