Liberty Oak Chorus Wins First Place in Albany
Our chorus had worked very hard gearing up for regional competition this year. Our director, Katie Blackwood, got sick 4 days before we were to appear on stage. She was in the hospital and wouldn’t be able to direct us in contest so we moved on to Plan B! Katie spoke to Marilyn Block who is one of our associate directors and it was decided that Marilyn would direct us at regional competition. We were all concerned for Katie, but Marilyn moved us along at rehearsal the Wednesday before competition and...more
After a little rest over Christmas and New Years, we're BA-ACK! We have a new member, Cheryl, who was an Adalette in High School. We learned so much at our January coaching session with Sharon Babb - she's amazing! Now, we're getting ready to compete in April, and we're polishing up our shoes and our choreo. We are learning some new songs, too, to keep our rehearsals fresh and interesting. Best of luck to all the competing choruses in Albany!
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We are so excited about singing in our first competition, and we got lucky to be
singing second! The upside: Less time to panic - second row seats - and, we get
to see most of the other quartets sing! How lucky are we!!! Oh, and we...more
Registration for Lakeside A Cappella, the Northeast's premeire youth (AND NOW ADULT) sleep-a-way harmony camp is now open!!!
We are super excited to finally announce that Storm Front, BHS 2010 International 1st Place Quartet Champions, and EPIC, 2012 Harmony, Inc. Harmony Queens, will be our clinicians this July at Cazenovia College.
Open to all singers, male and female, under the age of 23 who are looking for a great weekend of a cappella singing and performing under the direction of some of the best in the business! Music will include...more
Working with Girl Scout organizer, Diane White, who represented the Saratoga/Schuylerville Girl Scouts, Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus helped 4th and 5th grade girls from Junior Troops 3039, 3082, 3119, 3203, and 3359 earn their Young Women in Harmony Girl Scout Activity Patch on January 30. The ALL IN quartet consisting of Cheryl Springer, Terry Bradway, Lisa Fedele, and Kimberly Van Orman demonstrated singing techniques and were assisted by the event’s organizers, Jackie Albanese, Wendy Camilli, and Sue Pidgeon. 27 girls participated in a Sweet Adeline International's music program...more
BJ Hillinck is a lifelong musician who's background as a classical instrumentalist and chamber musician greatly influences his approach to singing and vocal directing. He studied cultural history and music at Philadelphia's Haverford College, and directed both the college's orchestra and multiple vocal ensembles in classroom and extracurricular settings while he was a student there. He has spent many summers honing his ensemble singing skills at Westminster Choir College, and studied conducting at Bard College Conservatory's Conducting Institute in 2014.
While relatively new to...more