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Members of Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus share love of singing
By Leigh Hornbeck Published 3:31pm, Friday, February 10, 2017 Times Union
If the image of four men in straw derbies and bow ties comes to mind when you hear "barbershop quartet," you're not getting the full picture.
Check out our Singing Valentine webpage saratogasoundtrack.org/singingvalentines
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In 1933, George P. Oslin, an executive at Western Union, had the foresight to create the singing telegram, in order to bring happy news to recipients, as most telegrams brought the sad news of a deceased loved one.
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Sweet Sounds of the Season
On December 1, Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, stationed on the porch of Salt & Char, sang holiday favorites to the throngs of the on-lookers at Saratoga Springs’ Victorian Streetwalk. Children and adults enjoyed Christmas classics, such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, “Jingle Bell Rock”, and a parody of “The 12 Days of Christmas” called “The 12 Days After Christmas”, while eating free candy canes provided by Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus.
Members of Saratoga Soundtrack pose for a photo Dec. 1 at the Victorian Streetwalk in downtown Saratoga Springs. Maureen Werther — For The Saratogian
By Maureen Werther, For The Saratogian
POSTED: 12/07/16, 2:40 PM EST
Saratoga Soundtrack performs at the streetwalk.Maureen Werther — For The Saratogian
SARATOGA SPRINGS >> The ladies of Saratoga Soundtrack, an all-female a cappella singing group, don’t sing because it’s a job. They sing because it’s a joy.
The Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus performed recently for an appreciative audience at the Speculator Pavilion in Speculator, N.Y. Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus, an award-winning women’s a cappella group singing four-part harmony, is a not-for-profit chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance. For more information, go to www.saratogasoundtrack.org.
On August 1st, the chorus announced it's Woman of Note Honoree.
The Saratoga Soundtrack Recipient 1) Is a member in good standing, 2) Has excellent attendance, 3) Performs at gigs regularly, 4) Goes beyond the norm by giving extra time to the chorus in other ways, 5) Is friendly and respectful of chorus members and leadership, 6) Has great attitude off and on the risers, 7) Continually strives to do her best, 8) Is an excellent representative of Sweet Adelines, and 9) Has not received the award in the past 3 years. In addition, the region recognizes the winner as 1) Working tirelessly for her chapter, 2) Has a positive influence on the chapter, 3) is a great ambassador for the chapter, and 4) is a "Real woman, singing Real harmony, and having Real fun!"
The chorus was honored to perform at the Saratoga Springs Memorial Day Parade on Thursday, May 26th. The parade featured local veterans’ groups, high school marching bands, emergency responders, community organizations and elected officials. After the parade, a ceremony took place in Greenridge Cemetery.