Symphony Hall to host a capella competitions
North Atlantic Region One of Sweet Adelines International will host its 34th Annual A Cappella Quartet and Show Chorus Competition at Symphony Hall.
Seventeen choruses and 23 quartets representing the New England states, northeastern New York State, Quebec and the Maritime Provinces of Canada will compete for regional titles and the opportunity to advance to international competition.
Each women's a cappella show chorus and quartet is a musical asset to its community, regularly entertaining at civic events and charitable functions. Proceeds from performances are often shared with scholarship funds, health care and social services programs and arts and humanities organizations. Sweet Adelines offers its members music education, personal growth opportunities and life-long friendships.
The Quartet Competition will take place May 1 at 3 p.m., followed by the Chorus Competition at noon on May 2. There will also be a Show of Champions event at the Sheraton Springfield May 2 at 8 p.m. All are open to the public, with tickets available at the door, at $30 per contest and $15 for the Show of Champions, or $45 for all events.
For more information, call 1-800-558-SING or visit www.sai-region1.org