Congratulations to Merrimack Valley Chorus of Region 1 for being selected as one of 24 choirs chosen by WGBH TV to compete in their exciting new series - "Sing That Thing" that aired on April 17, 2015 at 8 PM with the series finale on May 22, 2015.
Here is what the judges had to say:
With comments from the 3 judges like "Fantastic!", "Charming", "Personality", loved the "Optical Effect" of the grow choreo move, "Fun Watching", "Came Off Phrases Together", "Great Dress",Wonderful Technique", "Incredible!", it is clear why they each gave you a "LIKELY" and seemed genuinely impressed with your performance.
Merrimmack Valley Gets on the Radio too - listen to podcast.
The 40th Annual Regional Quartet & Chorus Competiton will be held on April 30 - May 3, 2105 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA The Judging Panel for this year's competition will be:
Sharon Babb - Sound Judge/Panel Chair
Mary Ann Wydra - Music Judge
Paula Davis - Expression Judge
Anna Rosenberg - Showmanship Judge
Sherry Porter - Panel Secretary.
PROFILE CHORUS HONORS TERRY NEILL’S 15 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AS DIRECTOR
MANCHESTER, NH: The third floor rehearsal hall at 83 Hanover Street in Manchester was buzzing with excitement when the ladies of Profile Chorus surprised Terry Neill, who has been director for 15 years, with balloons, decorations and a cake Monday evening, January 5th. The ladies have been planning this “hush-hush” celebration for weeks. It all came together with enthusiasm and joy, completely overwhelming Terry, who had no idea she would be the focus of such admiration and honor. A good time was had by all with fond memories for a beloved director’s milestone made.
Terry Neill joined Sweet Adelines in the early '80s after hearing her mom's chorus performing in a park in her hometown of West Springfield, MA. Mother and daughter sang in the same chorus and quartet. In 1993 Terry relocated to New Hampshire with her family and became a member of Profile Chorus. After holding many positions, including assistant director, choreographer, and section leader, in January of 2000 Terry stepped out front to become Profile's director.
During her very first year as director, Terry received the Region 1 Novice Director Award at regional competition. In 2004 she completed the Director Certification Program, becoming a certified director. Under Terry’s direction, Profile won 1st place in the small chorus division at 2006 regional competition and placed 5th in the overall contest. Their high score qualified them to compete in the Division A/Small Chorus Harmony Classic International Competition. The chorus was honored to attend the International competition in San Antonio, Texas where they won a 5th place International medal. With Terry at the helm, Profile continues to consistently place well in the small chorus division at our annual contest.
Terry Neill is pictured here proudly showing Certificate of Acknowledgement presented by Region 1 of Sweet Adelines International in recognition of her 15 years as Profile Chorus Director.
North Atlantic Region 1 is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop harmony. We are affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, one of the world's largest singing and music education organizations for women.
Simply called "Region 1" - we are represented by women living in all 6 New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) plus Northern New York in the USA as well as Quebec, Canada.
April 28, 2015
Updated - posted to Members Only
Final Order of Appearance for Region1 Competition has been announced:
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