Victory Beyond the Masks


Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus-Victory Beyond the Masks

On Saturday, May 14th Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus won third place in Division A (small chorus-containing 15-30 singing members) and placed fifth in overall competition at the Greater New York/New Jersey Region 15 Annual Convention and Competition, Sweet Adelines International held in Albany. Under the direction of Jennifer Hunter, the chorus performed a musical package that included the lovely ballad, “The Bandstand in Central Park” by Nancy Bergman and the energetic inspirational uptune, “Before the Parade Passes By” written by Jerry Herman and arranged by Carolyn Schmidt. Additionally, the performance earned Jennifer Hunter the Novice Director Award, which is given to the director receiving the highest score, who has directed a chorus in three or fewer competitions.

The greatest victory of the weekend was shared by all the participating choruses as they once again experienced life beyond the masks! The love of music, sequins, and lipstick smiles was clearly celebrated by the Singing Sisters! After the devastating times experienced during the pandemic, the opportunity to sing together was pure joy!

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus is an award winning women’s a cappella group, singing four-part harmony. Performing everything from standards and jazz to ballads and contemporary songs the chorus has been entertaining since 2008. Their musical performance is visually enhanced through characterization and choreography. Through the years this musical group has delighted local audiences at many popular events and venues: Congress Park, Saratoga Race Course, and First Night.

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus 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.

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus rehearses Monday nights at the Knights of Columbus on Pine Rd. in Saratoga Springs. If you love singing and are interested in auditioning to become a member, please visit the website
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