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Congratulations to Merrimack Valley Chorus of Region 1 for being selected as one of 24 choirs chosen by WGBH TV to compete in their exciting new series - "Sing That Thing" that  aired on April 17, 2015 at 8 PM with the series finale on May 22, 2015.



Congratulations on your TV performance MVC! 

Here is what the judges had to say:

With comments from the 3 judges like "Fantastic!", "Charming", "Personality", loved the "Optical Effect"  of the grow choreo move, "Fun Watching", "Came Off Phrases Together", "Great Dress",Wonderful Technique", "Incredible!", it is clear why they each gave you a "LIKELY" and seemed genuinely impressed with your performance.


 Merrimmack Valley Gets on the Radio too - listen to podcast.


2015 Contest Flyer- head The 40th Annual Regional Quartet & Chorus Competiton will be held on April 30 - May 3, 2105 at Symphony Hall in Springfield, MA  The Judging Panel for this year's competition will be: 

Sharon Babb - Sound Judge/Panel Chair

Mary Ann Wydra - Music Judge

Paula Davis - Expression Judge

Anna Rosenberg - Showmanship Judge

Sherry Porter - Panel Secretary.





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Prior Highlights!



Terry Neill - 15 yrs - ProfileMANCHESTER, NH: The third floor rehearsal hall at 83 Hanover Street in Manchester was buzzing with excitement when the ladies of Profile Chorus surprised Terry Neill, who has been director for 15 years, with balloons, decorations and a cake Monday evening, January 5th. The ladies have been planning this “hush-hush” celebration for weeks. It all came together with enthusiasm and joy, completely overwhelming Terry, who had no idea she would be the focus of such admiration and honor. A good time was had by all with fond memories for a beloved director’s milestone made.

Terry Neill joined Sweet Adelines in the early '80s after hearing her mom's chorus performing in a park in her hometown of West Springfield, MA. Mother and daughter sang in the same chorus and quartet. In 1993 Terry relocated to New Hampshire with her family and became a member of Profile Chorus. After holding many positions, including assistant director, choreographer, and section leader, in January of 2000 Terry stepped out front to become Profile's director.

During her very first year as director, Terry received the Region 1 Novice Director Award at regional competition. In 2004 she completed the Director Certification Program, becoming a certified director. Under Terry’s direction, Profile won 1st place in the small chorus division at 2006 regional competition and placed 5th in the overall contest. Their high score qualified them to compete in the Division A/Small Chorus Harmony Classic International Competition. The chorus was honored to attend the International competition in San Antonio, Texas where they won a 5th place International medal. With Terry at the helm, Profile continues to consistently place well in the small chorus division at our annual contest.

Terry Neill is pictured here proudly showing Certificate of Acknowledgement presented by Region 1 of Sweet Adelines International in recognition of her 15 years as Profile Chorus Director.




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Boston Accent Places 15th in International Competition

Region 1 is proud to see that Boston Accent has been awarded 15th Place in the International Competition - Quartet Semi-Finals competition held in Baltimore on 11/5/14. 

As part of the top 15 Quartets in the world, Boston Accent has gained the distinction to compete in next year's International Competition in Las Vegas, Nevada without further requirement to compete on a Regional level in 2015.



Coastline Show Chorus Places 16th in Baltimore

Region 1 is thrilled to see our talented singers in Coastline Show Chorus ranked as high as 16th place in the tremendously competitive Chorus Semi-Finals at the 2014 International Competition held in Baltimore.


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Class Ring - 1st Place

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2014 Rising Star Competition and Conference

Congratulations to Class Ring - 1st Place Winners in the Rising Star Competition held at Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA on August 2, 2014.  They were invited by Sweet Adelines International to open the Quartet Finals on 11/7/14 with a 10 minute package at the International Competition held in Baltimore last year.


39th Annual Regional Quartet & Chorus Competition

Harmony on the Sound Wins First Place in Chorus Competition!

Symphony Hall

Springfield, MA

For Full List of Results see bottom of page - click here

Congratulations to our International Champions

Bling! Quartet

Melodeers Chorus

Springfield Metro - Harmony Classic - Div A

City of Gardens - Harmony Classic - Div AA

View the results - here

View Top 10 Chorus highlight video  - here






North Atlantic Region 1 is an extraordinary group of women who gather together in celebration of the art form known as barbershop harmony. We are affiliated with Sweet Adelines International, one of the world's largest singing and music education organizations for women. 


Simply called "Region 1"  - we are represented by women living in all 6 New England states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut) plus Northern New York in the USA as well as Quebec, Canada. 
















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