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Fifth place for Christchurch singers at international final

Fifth place for Christchurch singers at international final

Christchurch City Chorus has finished in fifth place and received the Most Entertaining Chorus Award at the 2016 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing Sweet Adelines Region 35 New Zealand the Christchurch City Chorus competed against 10 other chorus’ from around the world in the top ten final.

Pitch Perfect movies musical director, Deke Sharon says “more than just a great chorus, the Christchurch City Chorus is unique and important, blending traditions and styles to create a glorious sound unheard anywhere else in the world.”

The Christchurch City Chorus has been focusing on the 2016 Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition for the past 18 months since becoming the 2015 Region 35 New Zealand Champion Chorus. In that time they have received coaching from Pitch Perfect movies Musical Director Deke Sharon, and international champion chorus musical directors Jim Arns, Renée Porzel, Britt-Heléne Bonnedahl, Jana Gutenson and Lori Lyford.

The Christchurch City Chorus last competed internationally at the 2013 Sweet Adelines International Competition and placed 6th.

The Christchurch City Chorus took to the stage in Las Vegas with 133 women. The Chorus was founded in 1985 and has won first place twelve consecutive times in the national competition.

Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony. That is, 4-part a capella singing.

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