Spirit of Syracuse to Host First-ever Youth A cappella Chorus Festival
Adding to their commitment to youth programming in Region 15, the Spirit of Syracuse Chorus will be hosting their first-ever Youth A cappella Chorus Festival on Saturday, February 28, 2015! This event is open to all youth singers in middle school, high school, and college (up to age 23), as well as music educators. Participants will spend the day sharing the best of a cappella music, learning more about barbershop harmony, and finally performing an evening concert that will feature the SOS, girls' and guys' youth choruses, a combined youth chorus, and some very special guests from our local schools and colleges! Check out our Young Women in Harmony page for more information!
Spirit of Syracuse Chorus and Soundbyte Quartet place in Inaugural Region 15 Contest
The Spirit of Syracuse chorus and three performing quartets traveled to Albany, NY, for their first competition in the newly reconfigured Greater NY/NJ Region # 15 of Sweet Adelines International. Many of us participated in the Mass Sing on the Capitol steps at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 11. Later that afternoon, our quartets took the stage at the Empire State Convention Center. Pitch Session, Skylark, and Soundbyte gave terrific performances, and Soundbyte was awarded the 4th place medal out of 22 competing quartets.
On Saturday, 79 members of the Spirit of Syracuse performed as lucky number 13 of 16 competing and 4 non-competing choruses. How exciting to take home the 2nd place medal in our first appearance in our new region! Check back for a link to our contest video. In the meantime, check out our Facebook page to see how our weekend went.
Spirit of Syracuse Teams Up with Harmony, Inc. and the Barbershop Harmony Society for Lakeside A cappella Camp
Started as a joint venture between the Northern Blend Chorus (Harmony, Inc.) and Spirit of Syracuse Chorus (Sweet Adelines, International), the Lakeside A cappella Camp was created to offer both male and female singers a great weekend of music, fun, and memories to keep them singing for a lifetime! The only camp of its kind in New York, LAC is focused on all aspects of a cappella singing and performing, as well as introducing campers to the incredible world of barbershop singing. Visit our Young Women In Harmony page for more info!
Spirit of Syracuse Joins the New Greater NY/NJ Region 15
Implemented by Sweet Adelines, International, "Harmonic Progression" has moved 8 choruses, including the SOS, from Region 16 into the new Greater NY/NJ Region 15 beginning May 1, 2013. Made up of 23 choruses from Central NY, the New York City area, Long Island, and New Jersey, the new Greater NY/NJ Region 15 will be a new chapter in SOS history. Visit the Region 15 website for more information about our new region!
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