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Hannah Ferguson, our 2019 scholarship winner, delighted us with a performance of her favorite songs, including her own composition, “Practicing Quiet,” and a soulful rendition of “Wild Horses.”
Hannah is a graduate of Morris Hills High, where she was involved with the school honor choir and honor orchestra serving as principal soprano and principal cellist in each respectively. Additionally, she was involved in theater through her high school career, boasting roles such as Tzeitel in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and Philia in ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.’ She served as the Tri-M music honor society president and received the MPAC vocal student of the month award.
We are so pleased to congratulate Christina Freeman, our 2018 Scholarship Winner. A graduating senior from West Morris Mendham High School, Christina will be studying musical theatre at Muhlenberg college in the fall.
During her high school career Christina has been the recipient of the 2018 MAYO Theatre Performing Arts Student of the month award. She has performed in many honors ensembles including West Morris Area Honor Choir (4 years), NJ All-State Treble and Mixed Choirs, All-Eastern Regional Honor Choir and was an alternate in the Paper Mill Playhouse Show Chorus.
Take Note! attended Region 15's Quartet Day and got to hang out with Queen Corinna Garriock from Martini, who will be the guests on our show on November 17! They each tried on her crown - perfect fit every time!
How lucky are we to have such supportive friends and family who came out to be our test audience as we prepare for contest! We hope they had as much fun as we did. And what better way to end the afternoon than by having all our Sweet Adelines sisters join us on the risers to sing 'How we Sang Today'.
Resonance, vowel tunnel, diphthong, breath control, phrasing, flamboyance, and consistency are but some of the keywords we took away from our retreat! We were so excited and inspired by our time with Betty Clipman who led us to sing at another level. Now to bring those skills and energy back to rehearsal each week and on to competition! <!--break--> And in between our educational sessions, we had time for fun fotos, socializing and even to discover what color our brains were.
We had an inspirational day of coaching with Jim last Saturday! It was so exciting to work together to tighten chords and choreo and polish our repertoire.
Lyn Ertle, Hickory Tree Chorus tenor, stands a statuesque 5’ ?”, but packed into this small frame is a wealth of talent and grit.
Last night, we had the pleasure of meeting and listening to performances by our 2017 Scholarship winner, Bailey Grey. She is a graduating senior from Livingston (NJ) High School and has been involved with music since she was a child, joining the cast of the Mary Poppins National Tour at age 10.
Bailey has sung in four high school ensembles, has had leading roles in her high school musicals, played cello in the high school orchestra, and performed as a soloist in school cabarets. Bailey is a section leader, and a leader in the high school theater department. She is a member of the Tri--M Music Honor Society and received a National Italian award.
Our installation dinner (where we honor the service of all from our prior year and 'install' the new leadership for next year) was more fun than ever! Cass was a wonderful emcee keeping us guessing and laughing thru a game of 'Know your Management Team.' We acknowledged the service of all the members who work so hard to keep us going and gave awards for special accomplishments last year: Louisa received the 'Golden Sneaker Award' for outstanding performance, Lucille was awarded the 'Treble Clef' for her growth and teamwork within the tenors and leads, Tina received the 'Bass Clef' award for her dedication within the baris and basses and last, but definitely not least, Jeannie was sworn in to the HTC Hall of Fame!