International Chorus Champions

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Sweet Adelines choruses have been around from the beginning, but until 1973, only quartets competed at the international level. The first-ever Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition was held at the 1973 Convention in Washington, D.C. (USA). Racine Chapter (Wisconsin, USA), directed by Jarmela Speta, became our first International Champion Chorus.

Since then, the popular chorus competition has inspired innovation, creativity, and magnificent performances that can only be accomplished by a group of dedicated singers working together on (and sometimes off, sometimes even above!) the risers.

Presenting... Sweet Adelines International's Chorus Champions
Vienna Falls Chorus, 1988 Champions

From Fairfax, Virginia (USA), under the direction of Betty Tracy Clipman.

High Country Chorus, 1987 Champions

From Denver, Colorado (USA), under the direction of Sharon Babb and Julie Haller.

Ramapo Valley Chorus, 1986 Champions

From Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (USA), under the direction of Renee Craig.

Gem City Chorus, 1985 Champions

From Dayton, Ohio (USA), under the direction of Jean Barford.

Scottsdale Chorus, 1984 Champions

From Scottsdale, Arizona (USA), under the direction of Bev Sellers.

Valley Forge Chorus, 1983 Champions

From Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (USA), under the direction of Jan Muck.

Gem City Chorus, 1982 Champions

From Dayton, Ohio (USA), under the direction of Jean Barford.

Seven Hills Chorus, 1981 Champions

From Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), under the direction of Tom Gentil.

High Country Chorus, 1980 Champions

From Denver, Colorado (USA), under the direction of Sylvia Alsbury and Julie Haller.

Ramapo Valley Chorus, 1979 Champions

From Upper Saddle River, New Jersey (USA), under the direction of Renee Craig.

Island Hills Chorus, 1978 Champions

From Huntington, New York (USA), under the direction of Estelle Grau.

Gem City Chorus, 1977 Champions

From Dayton, Ohio (USA), under the direction of Jean Barford.

Mission Valley Chorus, 1976 Champions

From Santa Clara, California (USA), under the direction of Gloria Sandstrom.

San Diego Chorus, 1975 Champions

From San Diego, California (USA), under the direction of Marvin Yerkey.

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Gem City Chorus, 1974 Champions

From Dayton, Ohio (USA), under the direction of Jean Barford.

Racine Chorus, 1973 Champions

From Racine, Wisconsin (USA), Under the direction of Jarmela Speta, Racine Chorus became the first-ever Sweet Adelines International Champion Chorus.

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