Saratoga Soundtrack's Woman of Note, JoAnn Borden, was recently honored at the Greater NY/NJ Region 15 VocalFest Weekend in Parsippany, NJ by Melissa Prew, Regional Membership Coordinator. This award is given to one member of each regional chorus. JoAnn was recognized for being an active member who contributes to the running of the chorus, attends regularly, participates in gigs, works hard and captures the spirit of Sweet Adelines. JoAnn currently serves as the Chorus Treasurer and as a member of the Extended Music Team. Other members of the chorus who were nominated for this award included Libby Horn, Terry Bradway, Lori Porter, Kimberly Van Ornam and Sue Pidgeon
Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus helped girls from Saratoga/Schuylerville Girl Scouts Junior Troops earn their Young Women in Harmony Girl Scout Activity Patch on October 7th. Chorus members demonstrated singing techniques to the almost two dozen girls who participated in the event. This is the third badge event of its kind hosted by the women's chorus. The badge is part of Sweet Adelines International's music program and consists of 9 activities that were chosen from 3 categories: Discover, Connect, Take Action.
Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus Division A Champions
On Saturday, April 13th Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus succeeded in capturing two medals at the Greater New York/New Jersey Region 15 Annual Convention and Competition, Sweet Adelines International held in Albany. The chorus won first place in Small Chorus Division A (15-30 singing members on stage). Their score also awarded them fifth place overall in the Region 15 Competition. Under the direction of Jenn Hunter, the chorus performed a musical package that included an energetic medley uniting “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh, and
Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus helped girls from Saratoga/Schuylerville Girl Scouts Junior Troops earn their Young Women in Harmony Girl Scout Activity Patch on October 29. Chorus members Cheryl Springer, Jackie Albanese, Wendy Camilli, Sue Pidgeon.Terry Bradway, Lisa Fedele, and Kimberly Van Orman demonstrated singing techniques to the two dozen girls who participated in the event. This is the second badge event of its kind hosted by the women's chorus. The badge is part of Sweet Adeline International's music program and consists of 9 activities that were chosen from 3 categories: Discover, Connect, Take Action.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Mayor Meg Kelly honored Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus on Wednesday afternoon with a proclamation for its 10th anniversary.
The chartered chapter of Sweet Adelines International performed two songs at the Music Hall in City Hall. Originally the group of women were supposed to sing at the steps of City Hall, but the rain prevented that from happening. Kelly told the group she wants them to perform again, but at the steps on Broadway.
The chorus travels to various competitions. According to its website, its an organization dedicated to promoting the art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance, striving for excellence in musicianship and performance.
On Saturday, May 19th Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus sang its way to two medals at the Greater New York/New Jersey Region 15 Annual Convention and Competition, Sweet Adelines International held in Albany. The chorus won second place in Small Chorus Division A (15-30 singing members on stage). They were also awarded the Dody O’Brien Most Improved medal by raising last year’s score by 38 points. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus was proud to achieve this personal goal under their new director, Jennifer K. Hunter, who made her novice director entrance to the competition stage. The chorus package included the beautiful ballad “If You Love Me, Really Love Me,” by Geoffrey Parsons and Marguerite Monnot.
Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus held their second Soundbytes Open Mic on Friday, October 27th. The evening showcased a variety of talents performed by participants from the Saratoga area and beyond.
The chorus would like to thank the following performers: the chimes of "Acabella"; saxophonist Dan Platt; dance partners "Thomas and Tamara Russell ; Jamie Halvarson's comedic channeling of Edith Ann; a cappella voices of "Mad Caps," and "Friendly Shaker Kids;" and vocalists with accompaniment-"P,B and J," "Rob Sgarlata," "G(irl) Clefs," "Sirens and Sojourners," "Ron Sorensen," and "Jenn, Phil and Deanna."
After 11 years directing Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, Nancy Faddegon will be joining her fellow singers on the risers and taking on the role of Associate Director. During Nancy’s amazing tenure as director, the chorus has won 11 medals including four Regional Division A and AA medals and two International Harmony Classic Medals. She was awarded the status of Master Director in 2016. Nancy also brought her expertise as a multi-medalist quartet champion to the chorus. In addition to directing the award-winning Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, Nancy is an accomplished barbershop arranger and composer. Her arrangements brought music history to life in our Musical Odyssey Package and our Rosie the Riverter Package on the International Stage.