Coastal Voices scores big in the Area 6 Convention & Contests!
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Chorus News Item
Sun, May 7 2023
For Immediate Release
Fort Myers, Florida, April 2023 – Coastal Voices scores big in the Area 6 Convention & Contests! A local women's barbershop chorus, “Coastal Voices” scored remarkably well in the latest Harmony, Incorporated competition held in Tampa, Florida in April.
Coastal Voices, based in Fort Myers, have been working tirelessly for months, rehearsing, and perfecting their performance songs. Their dedication paid off, as the six contest judges deemed their score qualified them for Harmony Inc.’s International Convention and Contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan in November. Speaking after the event, Coastal Voices’ Director, Pam Ringo, expressed her pride in the group's achievement. "This is a fantastic result for us. We've worked so hard to get here, and I'm thrilled that all our hard work has paid off!" she said.
“Some of our members are long-time singers, having performed in other groups before joining the chorus. They bring with them a wealth of experience and knowledge, which they have passed on to younger members, helping to develop their skills and talents” explained Associate Director Jeanne O’Connor. The competition featured choruses and quartets from across Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama, each bringing their unique style and sound to the stage.
Coastal Voices’ success in the competition has been hailed as a testament to the power of teamwork and dedication. The group's members are all passionate about singing and are committed to achieving excellence in their craft.
Barbershop music is four-part a cappella singing that emphasizes tight vocal harmonies. It is a unique and challenging style of music that requires vocal skill, precision, and a love for harmonizing. Barbershop choruses provide a platform for singers to come together and perform this timeless and beautiful music. Success in the competition has sparked renewed interest in barbershop singing in the local community. Many people have expressed their admiration for the group's achievements and are eager to learn more about this unique style of music. “If you love to sing, please contact us. We’d love to see you at one of our rehearsals!” said Sue Marderness – Membership Coordinator.