Albany, NY, April 09, 2014 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Greater NY/NJ Region #15, of Sweet Adelines International will hold its annual Regional Contest and Convention in Albany for the first time beginning Thursday, April 10th through Sunday, April 13, 2014. Choruses and quartets will travel to Albany to compete for the opportunity to represent Region 15 at the International Convention. This is the first time the recently expanded region will hold its convention in Albany after thirty years in Philadelphia.
Greater NY/NJ Region #15 includes over 900 women who sing in 23 choruses and 41 registered quartets within its regional borders which cover New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and parts of Upstate New York.
There will be a mass sing (including members of all Greater NY/NJ Region #15 choruses) held on the steps of the State Capital Building at 12 noon on Friday, April 11th. All are welcome to come and enjoy the sounds of a cappella, four part harmony in the barbershop style.
The quartet and chorus contests will be open to the public and held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. The Quartet Competition starts 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) and $20.00 each for Show of Champions which will be held at 8pm on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel.
Media is 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 http://www.sairegion15.org or Sweet Adelines International, at http://www.sweetadelineintl.org. 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.
Greater NY/NJ Region #15