75th Anniversary Celebration

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Presenting... Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Quartet Champions

Since 1999, Sweet Adelines International has encouraged young quartet singers through the Rising Star Quartet Contest. This adjudicated contest is open to both members and non-members age 25 and younger. Rising Star allows young singers to experience the joy of performing vocal harmonies and sharing their passion with friends old and new!

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

Footnotes, 2006 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2006 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Footnotes from Sylvania, Ohio (USA) made up of Erica Wagner (Tenor), Heather Pase (Lead), Lindsay Sanderson (Baritone), and Loren Kaminski (Bass).

UnderAge, 2005 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2005 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, UnderAge (later renamed LoveNotes) from Sunnyvale, California (USA), made up of Brittany Gilmore (Tenor), Mia Dessenberger (Lead), Caitlen Smith (Baritone), and Mary Segura (Bass).

Tone Appétit, 2004 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2004 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Tone Appétit from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA), made up of Katarina Nortz (Tenor), Lisa Maria Lopez (Lead), Sephra Osburn (Baritone), and Emerald Lessley (Bass).

BarbieShop, 2003 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2003 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, BarbieShop from Tampa, Florida (USA), made up of Amber Crutchfield (Tenor), Lindsey Dosal (Lead), Elizabeth Bearss (Baritone), and Jenny Connelly (Bass).

Voice Activated, 2002 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2002 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Voice Activated, made up of Alyssa Harris (Tenor), Karen Maney (Lead), Kristi Conner (Baritone, and Lindsay Chartier (Bass).

Backchat, 2001 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2001 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Backchat from Christchurch City, New Zealand, made up of Nicole Campbell (Tenor), Beth Cambell (Lead), Hannah Calder (Baritone), and Ruth Hope (Bass).

Sandstone, 2000 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 2000 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Sandstone from Columbus and Richmond, Michigan (USA), made up of Grace Schmidt (Tenor), Calista Conner (Lead), Erin D'Anne Willard (Baritone), and Colleen Riley (Bass).

Dazzling Diamonds, 1999 Rising Star Champions

Presenting...The 1999 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion Quartet, Dazzling Diamonds from Michigan (USA), made up of Kristen Dancisak (Tenor), Ashley Deming (Lead), Kelli Miller (Baritone), and Katie Beckett (Bass). The Dazzling Diamonds were the first-ever Rising Star Champion Quartet.