Meet Our Director
We are sad to report that after 23 glittering years as our Master Director, Claire Domenick has announced she will retire in 2023.
Claire’s combination of musical excellence and a warm and fun-loving style have brought Greater Harrisburg an impressive array of honors, including the championship of the World Choir Games in 2012, multiple regional Sweet Adelines gold medals and the silver medal in the 2019 Sweet Adelines Harmony Classic contest.
The chorus’s record-setting regional score in 2019 qualified Greater Harrisburg for the Super Bowl of women's barbershop music, Sweet Adelines International competition. After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Sweet Adelines' International Convention returned in September of 2022 in Phoenix, Ariz., where the chorus soared to a 13th-place finish.
For Claire, music has always been a family affair. She was drawn to barbershop harmony at a young age, performing with her sisters in a family quartet, The Busy Bees. The quartet appeared on shows all over the East Coast and even on TV’s “Ted Mack Amateur Hour.”
She followed her mother into Sweet Adelines International, where she earned a world championship gold medal with the Valley Forge Chorus.
An accomplished tenor, she has won several regional gold medals and sang with the 2000 Sweet Adelines International Quartet Champion Signature Sound. Claire’s daughter Nicole Domenick Hartshorn serves as chorus choreographer.
Claire has served Sweet Adelines International as a director mentor and member of the Atlantic Bay-Mountain regional management team and is in demand as a coach to choruses and quartets. In recognition of the chorus’s high contest scores she was promoted to Master Director, one of the highest honors a musical leader can attain in Sweet Adelines International.
Claire and her husband Tony reside in Malvern, PA. They have four children and eight grandchildren.
At left, Claire and daughter Nicole Hartshorn share a crazy costume moment. At right, Claire celebrates the chorus's gold medal victory in the World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2012.