International Champion Quartets

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Since 1947, quartets have competed for the title of Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet. Achieving that title is the ultimate dream for Sweet Adelines quartets. As the international champion quartet, you are declared the best in the world.

Those who win the coveted title also receive a crown as a symbol of their championship. Although the gold medal continues to serve as the prize for earning the most points at international competition, the ultimate gift to quartet champions is the crown, and it lives on as a lovely and lasting tradition of our organization. Sweet Adelines members also refer to champions as “Queens of Harmony.”

(Quartet members are listed by voice part, not as positioned in photo.)

Presenting... Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartets
Viva!, 2020 Champion Quartet

From Missouri City, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; and Holly Springs, North Carolina (USA), made up of Patty Cobb Baker (Tenor), Gina Baker (Lead), Chris DeRosa (Baritone), and Peggy Jones (Bass).

ClassRing!, 2019 Champion Quartet

From Kansas City, Kansas; Aldie, Virginia; Knoxville, Tennessee; and Fort Myers, Florida (USA), made up of Michaela Slamka- Johnston (Tenor), Heather Havens (Lead), Mary Duncan (Baritone), and Hailey Parks (Bass).

Lustre, 2018 Champion Quartet

From Baltimore, Maryland (USA), made up of Kate Morrical (Tenor), Lori Crouter (Lead), Lori Dreyer (Baritone), and Jenny Harris (Bass).

Frenzy, 2017 Champion Quartet

From Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN) and Seattle, Washington (USA), made up of Melissa Pope (Tenor), Nicki Blackmer (Lead), Anne Downton (Baritone), and Judy Pozsgay (Bass).

Speed of Sound, 2016 Champion Quartet

From Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; and Orlando, Florida (USA), made up of Debbie Landers (Tenor), Ashley Wright (Lead), Carter Maysilles (Baritone), and Peggy Jones (Bass).

Bling!, 2015 Champion Quartet

From South Florida (USA), made up of Dayve Gabbard (Tenor), Angie Love-Callahan (Lead), Deanna Kastler (Baritone), and Kim Griffin (Bass).

LoveNotes, 2014 Champion Quartet

From San Jose, California (USA), made up of Brittany Gilmore (Tenor), Mia Dessenberger (Lead), Caitlin Smith (Baritone), and Stephanie Lawson (Bass).

Touche', 2013 Champion Quartet

From Florida, California, and Oregon (USA), made up of Patty Cobb-Baker (Tenor), Gina Baker (Lead), Jan Anton (Baritone), and Kim McCormick (Bass).

Martini, 2012 Champion Quartet

From Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN); Atlanta, Georgia (USA); and Milwaukee, Wisconsin (USA), made up of Corinna Garriock (Tenor), Michelle Little (Lead), DeAnne Haugen (Baritone), and Shannon Harris (Bass).

Maxx Factor, 2011 Champion Quartet

From Baltimore, Maryland (USA), made up of Molly Dalton Plummer (Tenor), Leslie Wodday Shoenhard (Lead), Kim Gray (Baritone), and Valerie Hadfield-Rasnake (Bass).

Zing!, 2010 Champion Quartet

From Kansas (USA), made up of Michelle Hunget (Tenor), Susan Ives (Lead), Mary Rhea (Baritone), and Melynnie Williams (Bass).

Moxie Ladies, 2009 Champion Quartet

From Columbus, Ohio (USA), made up of Stacey St. John (Tenor), Jennifer Recker (Lead), Amy Leacock (Baritone), and Gretchen Holloway (Bass).

Four Bettys, 2008 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Joan Boutilier (Tenor), Lynda Keever (Lead), Heather Mears Brooks (Baritone), and Cori Albrecht (Bass).

SALT, 2007 Champion Quartet

From Huddinge, Sweden, made up of Anna Ohman (Tenor), Annika Andersson (Lead), Anna-Stina Gerdin (Baritone), and Susanna Berndts (Bass).

Spotlight, 2006 Champion Quartet

From Michigan and Ohio (USA), made up of Kendra LaPointe (Tenor), LeAnn Hazlett (Lead), Kerry Denino (Baritone), and Patti Britz (Bass).

"the BUZZ", 2005 Champion Quartet

From Maplewood, New Jersey (USA), made up of Nancy Fuhrmann (Tenor), Debbie Connelly (Lead), Karen Breidert (Baritone), and Jeannie Froelich (Bass).

Brava!, 2004 Champion Quartet

From Vancouver, British Columbia (CAN), made up of Sandy Robinson (Marron) (Tenor), Lynn Gerard (Lead), Elaine Cotton (Baritone), and Shannon Harris (Bass).

Swinglish Mix, 2003 Champion Quartet

From Louisville, Kentucky (USA), made up of Eleanor Hawkins (Tenor), Suzanne Harrington (Lead), Patricia Hawley (Baritone), and Naima Meyer (Bass).

Fanatix, 2002 Champion Quartet

From San Diego, California (USA), made up of Connie Noble (Tenor), Darcy Newell (Lead), Sandy Shelver (Baritone), and Gerry Papageorge (Bass).

 

 

a cappella Gold, 2001 Champion Quartet

From Oceanside, California (USA), made up of Bette (Roberts) Gorton (Tenor), Kim (Bone, Christman, Hulbert) Vaughn (Lead), Tomi McEvoy (Baritone), and Susan (Kegley) Lamb (Bass).

Signature Sound, 2000 Champion Quartet

From Glen Burnie, Maryland (USA), made up of Christine Cook (Tenor), Leslie (Shoenhard) Wodday (Lead), Janet Ashford (Baritone), and Lloyd Thomas (Bass).

Rumors, 1999 Champion Quartet

From Dallas, Texas and Little Rock, Arkansas (USA), made up of Charla Esser (Clare) (Tenor), Judy Baxter (Lead), Dale Syverson (Baritone), and Peggy Gram (Barnes) (Bass).

Classic Edition, 1998 Champion Quartet

From Kansas City, Kansas (USA), made up of Jana Brown (Tenor), Susan Ives (Lead), Sheila Martinez (Baritone), and Donna Kready (Bass).

4-Star Collection, 1997 Champion

From Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), made up of Connie Miller (Tenor), Pat Rygg (Lead), Denise Baber (Baritone), and Marcia Starnes (Bass).

Weekend Edition, 1996 Champion Quartet

From Tampa, Florida (USA), made up of Penny Mensik (Tenor), Susan Martin (Lead), Donna Kleinschmidt (Baritone), and Nancy Shumard (Bass).

Chicago Fire, 1995 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Amy Brinkman (Tenor), Dani Avalos Prigge (Lead), Bon Pressley (Baritone), and Bonnie Fedyski (Bass).

Showtime, 1994 Champion Quartet

From Tampa, Florida (USA), made up of Gina Ogden (Tenor), Debbie Cleveland (Lead), Cindy LeMasters (Baritone), and Dana Hitt (Bass).

City Lights, 1992 Champion Quartet

From Ramsey, New Jersey (USA), made up of Nancy Cloeter (Tenor), Jo Lund (Lead), Sharon Vitkovsky (Baritone), and Jeannie Froelich (Bass).

Swing Street, 1991 Champion Quartet

From Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan (USA), made up Sylvia Karpinsky (Tenor), LeAnn Hazlett (Lead), Sue Snow (Baritone), and Sharon Cassell (Bass).

Panache, 1990 Champion Quartet

From Los Angeles and Costa Mesa, California (USA), made up of Gerry Papageorge (Tenor), Pam Pieson (Lead), Sally Briner (Baritone), and Bonnie McKibben (Bass).

Growing Girls, 1989 Champion Quartet

From Rönninge, Sweden, made up of Malin Lindgren Palmqvist (Tenor), Suzanne Frolen Harrington (Lead), Anna Bonnedahl Ohman (Baritone), and Naima Roos Meyer (Bass).

Savvy, 1988 Champion Quartet

From San Diego, California (USA), made up of Connie Noble (Tenor), Kim Hulbert (Lead), Sandy Noble (Baritone), and Tippi Sanders (Bass).

Ginger 'N Jazz, 1987 Champion Quartet

From Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA), made up of Patty Friedemann (Tenor), Debbie Hogan (Lead), Sally Beck (Baritone), and Judy Odom Clancy (Bass).

Ambiance, 1986 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri (USA), made up of Shelly Sweet-Rubenic (Tenor), Elizabeth Hardcastle (Lead), Sandi Spilker Wright (Baritone), and Diane Huber (Bass).

Jubilation, 1985 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Sharon Sambrooks Alterman (Tenor), Carol Ann Bagley (Lead), Karen Drummond Breidert (Baritone), and Patricia Rotunno (Bass).

4 For The Show, 1984 Champion Quartet

From Los Angeles, California (USA), made up of Joni Bescos (Tenor), Robin Beers (Lead), Sally Briner (Baritone), and Susan Brink Minsker (Bass).

Melo-Edge, 1983 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Donna Bates (Tenor), Maureen Pladis Brzinski (Lead), Debra Morgan Peters (Baritone), and Janell Lynch (Paviolitis) (Bass).

Music Gallery, 1982 Champion Quartet

From Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), made up of Julie Scheibe Whelan (Tenor), Julie Moser (Lead), Lou Ann Dykstra (Baritone), and Marcia Starnes (Bass).

All Star Jubilee, 1981 Champion Quartet

From Denver, Colorado (USA), made up of Susie Leuthauser Russell (Tenor), Julie Haller (Lead), Judy Gordon (Baritone), and Linda Johnson (Bass).

Penna-Fores, 1980 Champion Quartet

From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA), made up of Linda Showers (Tenor), Shirleyann Quigg (Lead), Roberta Combs (Baritone), and Betty Clipman (Bass).

Hallmarks, 1979 Champion Quartet

From Kansas City, Missouri (USA), made up of Jo Ann Karaff (Tenor), Liz Robertson (Lead), Helen Shores (Baritone), and Jackie Harrison (Bass).

The Tetrachords, 1978 Champion Quartet

From St. Louis, Missouri (USA), made up of Terry Mohn D’Amato (Tenor), Patti Frei (Lead), Sandi Spilker Wright (Baritone), and Nancee Reinhold (Bass).

The Shondells, 1977 Champion Quartet

From Wichita, Kansas (USA), made up of Melodee Wright (Tenor), Virginia Frederiksen Fitzpatrick (Lead), Teresa Reed (Baritone), and Donna Kanelakos Graham (Bass).

High Society, 1976 Champion Quartet

From San Diego, California (USA), made up of Bette Roberts Gorton (Tenor), Kim Hulbert (Bone, Christman, Vaughn) (Lead), Sandy Shelver (Baritone), and Pat Morse Vozza (Bass).

Front office four, 1975 Champion Quartet

From Detroit, Michigan (USA), made up of Dixie Pruess Dahlke (Tenor), Carol Nash (Lead), Chari Pernert (Baritone), and Vicki Gibson (Bass).

Sounds of Music, 1974 Champion Quartet

From Dayton, Ohio (USA), made up of Jean Pyles Barford (Tenor), Gloria Laquaglia (Lead), Edie Walters Moorehead (Baritone), and Judy St. John (Bass).

Tiffanys, 1973 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Jane Walker Coleman (Tenor), Joan Melling (Lead), Dale Syverson (Baritone), and Louise Manicki Masla (Bass).

4th Edition, 1972 Champion Quartet

From Cleveland, Ohio (USA), made up of Connie Noble (Tenor), Lee Balaguer (Lead), Jackie McConkey Belshaw (Baritone), and Sally Otis Whitledge (Bass).

Bron's Tones, 1971 Champion Quartet

From Birmingham, Alabama (USA), made up of Judy Wood (Wallis) (Tenor), Portia Bolton Little (Lead), Betty Luckett (Meinholz) (Baritone), and Bron Dixon (Bass).

Rarities, 1970 Champion Quartet

From Racine, Wisconsin (USA), made up of Jarmela Speta (Tenor), Connie Garcia (Lead), Christine Huebschen (Baritone), and Carol Schoenning (Bass).

Metropolitans, 1969 Champion Quartet

From San Francisco, California (USA), made up of Marie Disher (Tenor), Hilma Mortell (Lead), Pat Gibson (Baritone), and Mona Warren (Bass).

Galatones, 1968 Champion Quartet

From Mount Pleasant, Iowa (USA), made up of Margaret Layer DeJaynes (Tenor), Jean Shook (Lead), Sharri Mertens (Baritone), and Anna Lee Scott (Bass).

Hurricane Honeys, 1967 Champion Quartet

From Miami, Florida (USA), made up of Nancy Calay (Tenor), Iris Signorelli Cokeroft (Lead), Ruth Ann Strang (Parker) (Baritone), and Marge Grau (Bass).

Piper-Ettes, 1966 Champion Quartet

From Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), made up of Carolyn Morter Sexton (Tenor), Ruth Doll (Lead), Kitty Bawtenheimer (Baritone), and Carol Simons (Bass).

Shalimars, 1965 Champion Quartet

From Los Angeles, California (USA), made up of Ruby Rhea (Tenor), Patti Staffen (Lead), Anita Yarnell Gohl (Baritone), and Jan Fell Wyckoff (Bass).

Note-Cracker Sweets, 1964 Champion Quartet

From Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA), made up of Mary Ellen Erickson (Tenor), Mary Lois Dick (Lead), Bev Schroeder (Baritone), and Nancy Peek Paul (Bass).

Heathertones, 1963 Champion Quartet

From Liverpool, Ohio (USA), made up of Lorida Harvey (Tenor), Betty Pettibon (Lead), Norma Jones (Baritone), and Bette Damaska Carothers (Bass).

Sea-Adelines, 1962 Champion Quartet

From Seattle, Washington (USA), made up of Shirley Alfonso Humann (Tenor), Jamel Barden (Lead), Katie Schwarzhans (Baritone), and Zoe Thompson (Bass).

Lyrics, 1961 Champion Quartet

From Freeport, Illinois (USA), made up of Liz Speer (Tenor), Lorene Eller Roberts (Lead), Diane Pauley (Baritone), and Sue McCoy (Bass).

Gibson Girls, 1960 Champion Quartet

From Gibsonia, Pennsylvania (USA), made up of Irene Blazek Buetler (Tenor), Gladys Clarke Carlysle (Lead), Naomi Haberlein (Baritone), and Anne McKay (Bass).

Yankee Misses, 1959 Champion Quartet

From Royal Oak, Michigan (USA), made up of Sue Arabian (Tenor), Marilyn Hamilton Conlan (Lead), Alice Farsakian Kennedy (Baritone), and Marcia Wittmer Major (Bass).

Sweet & Lows, 1958 Champion Quartet

From Berwyn, Illinois (USA), made up of Florence Anderson (Tenor), Joyce Cunningham (Lead), Mary Gilbert (Baritone), and Delores Wilson Godwin (Bass).

The Cracker Jills, 1957 Champion Quartet

From Royal Oak, Michigan (USA), made up of Bobbie Bostick (Tenor), Renee Limburg Craig (Lead), Judy Rowell (Baritone), and Jan Saundry (Bass).

The Junior Misses, 1956 Champion Quartet

From Peoria, Illinois(USA), made up of Sue Brown Lucas (Tenor), Katie Burnette Durbin (Lead), Helen Melzer Peters (Baritone), and Chris Coe Hohe (Bass).

The Nota-Belles, 1955 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Jarmela Speta (Tenor), Ruth Geils (Lead), Jan Kastens (Baritone), and Phyllis Haeger (Bass).

Mississippi Misses, 1954 Champion Quartet

From Fort Madison, Iowa (USA), made up of Nancy Bergman (Tenor), Darlene Cowles Kraus (Lead), Marcy Paul (Baritone), and Rose Rump (Bass).

Big Four, 1953 Champion Quartet

From Chillicothe, Illinois (USA), made up of Lucille Miller Bradley (Tenor), Inez (Junior) Thompson (Lead), Sarah LeMaster (Baritone), and Bertha Bradley (Bass).

The Pitch Pipers, 1952 Champion Quartet

From Illinois (USA), made up of Betty Hanson (Tenor), Jo Button Ligtvoet (Lead), Jan Linden Aman (Baritone), and Mary Ann Grieves Oller (Bass).

The Quarternotes, 1951 Champion Quartet

From Racine, Wisconsin (USA), made up of Ginny Clausen (Tenor), Phyllis Odders (Lead),Lois Dominick (Baritone), and Jewel King (Bass).

The Harmony Belles, 1950 Champion Quartet

From Arcadia, California (USA), made up of Dixie Rae Chapman (Tenor), Betty Robinson (Lead), Jeanette McLaughlin (Baritone), [later replaced by Shirley Rice], and Harriet Fizone (Bass).

The Tune Twisters, 1949 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Pearl Borg (Tenor), Sue (Pranno) Rosulek (Lead), Nancy Konsbruck (Baritone), and Marian Moore (Bass).

The Johnson Sisters, 1948 Champion Quartet

From Chicago, Illinois (USA), made up of Ruby Johnson (Tenor), Irene Bergman (Lead), Stella Berg (Baritone), and Harriet St. Leger (Bass).

The Decaturettes, 1947 Champion Quartet

From Decatur, Illinois (USA), made up of Vi Phillips (Tenor), Mary Minton (Lead), Myrtle Vest (Baritone), and Eva Adams (Bass).