Pacific Sound Chorus takes first place at event

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2009 3:14pm
  • News

The Pacific Sound Chorus captured first place at the regional/state Sweet Adelines International chorus competition held Saturday, April 4, in Spokane. As state and regional champions they will advance to international competition, which will take place during October, 2010 in Seattle where the chorus will compete against more than 30 of the top regional winners of Sweet Adelines International choruses from around the world.

The chorus was judged in four categories: sound, music, expression and showmanship.

Leading Pacific Sound to victory was director, Susan Kegley from

Renton. She has directed the Pacific Sound Chorus for just two years. Since chartering in Bellevue in January of 1990, the Pacific Sound Chorus has had the opportunity to compete in several regional competitions and has placed in the coveted top 10 at the

international level.

The Pacific Sound Chorus members range in age from women in their

twenties to their seventies who all share a love for music and singing four-part a cappella harmony. Bellevue residents include Anne Carr, Betsy Norton, Beth Smith, Betteann Bond, Bonnie Kulvinskas, Diana Wells, Glenny Law, Joan Crow, Lea Beverley and Marcia Kavanaugh.

The chorus holds weekly rehearsals on Tuesday at the Stroum Community Center on Mercer Island. To learn more about Pacific Sound Chorus International visit their Web site at www.pacificsound.org or contact Gayle at 425.820.9825 or tomngayle@aol.com.

More in News

A Canadian safe consumption site in Lethbridge. Photo supplied by ARCHES in Lethbridge
County plans for second safe drug site on hold

Following intense resistance to the proposal from the suburbs, county officials are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Bellevue hosts open house on toll lane expansion

State and local officials met with residents about proposed expansions of toll lanes on I-405.

Local activist groups hold rally outside Dino Rossi fundraiser

Fuse Washington put a call out for people to rally after Rossi did not respond to a request for comment regarding funding from the gun industry.

Bellevue police arrest man in ‘uniform’ who stole $100,000 diamond ring

The diamond and the man’s accomplice are still missing.

Bellevue seeks to curb cut-through commuter traffic

City hearing more concerns from residents who don’t want commuter traffic in their neighborhoods.

Enatai Beach Park. Courtesy of the city of Bellevue
City hears Shoreline Master Program update

The comprehensive update has been in the works since 2008.

Bellevue police investigating suspicious death of 17-year-old girl

She was found outside of a Bellevue house Wednesday evening.

Factoria Mall owners submit application to redevelop property

The proposed build-out would create 685 housing units and add 151,000 square feet to the mall.

King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Most Read