News & Awards
Greater Harrisburg Chorus wins 11th Regional Championship
HARRISBURG May 20, 2023 – Greater Harrisburg Chorus claimed first-place honors in the 2023 Region 19 Sweet Adelines Competition held recently in Lancaster, PA. The group brought home gold medals for the overall chorus championship and the Division AA midsize title, besting a field of 19 competitors from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Delaware.
The Greater Harrisburg Chorus staged 38 singers under the leadership of Master Director Claire A. Domenick of Malvern, PA. They brought the audience to its feet with “On A Wonderful Day Like Today” and an emotional rendition of “If I Love Again.” The win qualifies the chorus for Sweet Adelines International competition in Kansas City, Mo., in 2024.
The victory marked the last for Domenick, who announced her retirement as director after 24 years. Domenick led the chapter to six regional championships, a second-place finish in the 2019 Sweet Adelines Harmony Classic, and the World Choir Games gold medal in 2012.
Greater Harrisburg Chorus, which this year marks its 67th anniversary, has won 11 overall championships in Atlantic Bay-Mountain Region 19 competitions. The chapter performs on shows and at festivals throughout Central Pennsylvania. Greater Harrisburg Chorus welcomes all women who enjoy singing a cappella harmony. Rehearsals are held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Quentin UCC, 11 Main St., Quentin. For more information, visit www.ghchorus.org or phone 717-500-1324.
Sweet Adelines International is one of the world’s largest singing organizations for women with a current membership of 16,000 in 10 countries. It was founded in Tulsa, Okla., in 1945. Sweet Adelines International’s mission is elevating women singers worldwide through education, performance, and competition in barbershop harmony and a cappella music. More is available at www.sweetadelines.com.
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Chorus contact: Rita Gildea-Bryant, membership & marketing coordinator, 717-500-1324.
Greater Harrisburg recognized in 2020 Sweet Adelines magazine
Greater Harrisburg Sweet Adelines
Receive 2012 Best of Harrisburg Award
Harrisburg Award Program Honors Achievement
HARRISBURG September 11, 2012 -- Greater Harrisburg Sweet Adelines has been selected for the 2012 Best of Harrisburg Award in the Entertainers category by the Harrisburg Award Program.
Each year, the Harrisburg Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Harrisburg area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners
in each category. The 2012 Harrisburg Award Program focuses on quality,
not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered
both internally by the Harrisburg Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Harrisburg Award Program
The Harrisburg Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements
and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Harrisburg area. Recognition
is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices
and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Harrisburg Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Harrisburg Award Program
Harrisburg Award Program
Greater Harrisburg Chorus Wins World Championship
at the 2012 World Choir Games
CINCINNATI July 14, 2012 -- The Greater Harrisburg Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, took home top honors a the 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Pitted against championship choruses from around the globe, Greater Harrisburg Chorus won the lone gold medal in the barbershop music category, and was named Champion of the World Choir Games Barbershop Division.
The seventh World Choir Games was held in North America for the
first time. Choral groups from 62 countries gathered in Cincinnati to
compete for the title of World Champion in 23 musical categories.
This year's event is the first time the Barbershop art form of music
was included along with categories such as Musica Sacra and
Chamber Choir to Jazz, Scenic Folklore, and Gospel.
The Greater Harrisburg Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
competed against choruses from the Barbershop Harmony Society,
Harmony Inc., Sweet Adelines International, and other barbershop groups.
The chorus also sang at Cincinnati's Fountain Square, at the Duke Energy Center, and at the Champions Concert at Springer Hall. The greatest thrill may have been watching the American flag being raised and singing the national anthem when the results were announced at Friday's award ceremony.
With the Championship title, the Greater Harrisburg Chorus has already earned the right to compete and defend their world title at the next World Choir Games to be held in Riga, Latvia in 2014.
The chorus invites women looking for an opportunity to sing and have fun to visit a rehearsal held Tuesday evenings.