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Sweet Adelines Region 1

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Sound of New England Chorus is a group of more than forty women from central Connecticut and southern Massachusetts who love to sing barbershop music. The chorus was founded in 1993, and since that time, our chorus has won first place in the regional contest several times, qualifying us to compete at the international contests. Our director since 1993 has been Marion Devokaitis, a designated "Master Director" in the Sweet Adelines organization.

Performance

The main purpose of the Sound of New England is to get out and sing in our community. We have our own shows and sing at a number of events and venues in the area. We have sung the National Anthem at a basketball game at Mohegan Sun and for our local minor-league baseball team, the New Britain Rock Cats. We compete at regional competitions and also deliver singing valentines on Valentine's Day. We are available to liven up your next function or event if you are looking for a unique musical experience.

Education

In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A few times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop and learn many fabulous tricks of the trade. 

Competition

In the spring of every year, Sound of New England participates in the Region 1 chorus competition in Springfield, Massachusetts. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2017, International Competition will be held in Las Vegas!
 

Affiliation

Sound of New England is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.