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Region 12 eBlast
November, 2013


Once again, Region 12 will host a special musical camp experience for young women aged 13 and up. It's a great idea for each of our choruses to sponsor at least one young singer. Let's ensure our future as an organization by exposing youth to barbershop!

The young women will experience Barbershop Harmony at its best, while receiving hands-on instruction in ensemble singing, from Sweet Adelines’ 3rd place International Quartet, Love Notes! There will be fun choreography, taught by Studio 10 Dance instructor, the founder and artistic director of Tap Explosion, Gayle Greenbrook. The chorus will be under the direction of our clinician, Master Director, Certified International Sound Judge, Certified International Faculty Emerita, and worldwide vocal coach, Shirley Kout.

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Gold Country Guest Night

OpenHouse9_16_13 2Sierra Gold Chorus, in Auburn, CA, enjoyed an amazing and packed Open House on Monday, September 16. The Open House was two-fold: Come and meet our new director, Ron Black, and come join us on the risers for our Annual Christmas Show. We had 35 attend our Open House and 25 ladies decided to stay and sing with us at our annual holiday show. Of course, we are hoping many of them will stay and join the chorus!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 14, 2013, as Sierra Gold Chorus presents Holiday Hysteria!. Our featured quartet is the Region 12 First Place Champions, FLIPSIDE! The show is at 2 PM at the Combie Bible Church, 22924 Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley, (near Lake of the Pines). See you there!!!

Girl's Night Out was a Blast

Pacific Empire's show, Girls Night Out!, was a great success! It included two local groups, Paper Dolls and Sweet Burgundy, who added more harmony and fun to an already highly musical show! We also had a great silent auction with beautiful baskets, a drawing for two wonderful vacations and a pie tasting and auction that was very very yummy!

Now, we are onto getting ready for our fabulous coach, Sandy Marron, who will be returning from competition in Hawaii and getting PEC ready to hit the boards running for April's competition! We are excited that our coaching staff includes her and her talent for getting the best out of each of us. From all of us at Pacific Empire, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season. Sing with open hearts and bring peace and harmony with lots of music!

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Hawaii Go-time!

As we go to press, many Region 12 singers are en route to Oahu for Sweet Adelines International competition! We are so proud and wish the best for all of our Region 12 sisters.

If you will be watching via the SAI webcast, here are the times on stage for our competitors (PST means Pacific Standard Time):

Tuesday - Harmony Classic
Northern Gateway: 8:23pm = 10:23pm PST

Wednesday - Quartets
#7 LoveNotes: 11:10am = 1:10pm PST
#35 Rogue: 6:15pm = 8:15pm PST
#40 FlipSide: 7:45pm = 9:45pm PST

Thursday - Choruses

Bay Area Showcase: 3:45pm = 5:45pm PST

Enjoy a show soon!

Diablo Vista presents Calendar Girls, featuring Canzonet, Velocity and the Vintage Brass Quartet.  November 16 at 3pm, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA. Tickets at

Sacramento Capitolaires: "A Few Of Our Favorite Things…" Sunday, November 17th, 2pm and 5pm at the Sacramento Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street, Sacramento. Very special guests, "Anticipation". Order tickets online:

Mission Valley Chorus 7th Annual Jingle Bell Tea. Tea with all the trimmings, a concert for the holiday season, a raffle, and sing-alongs. Dec 7th at the Saratoga Community Center, Saratoga, CA. 3pm seating only is still available.

Bella Acappella Harmony "That’s What Friends Are For" a benefit concert raising funds for three local nonprofits serving women in Central Oregon. Dec 7th. Tickets are available through the Tower Theater website for either the afternoon or evening performances.

Greater Eugene Chorus presents Holly & Harmony. Dec 7th, 2pm. First Christian Church 1166 Oak St. Eugene, OR. More info at

River Lights 3rd Annual Holiday Tea. Dec 7th, 2-4 pm. Grace Spirit Center, 617 West Orangeburg, Modesto, CA. For info call 209-576-7010. 

San Francisco Sound Wave "Romancing the Bells - Rapt in Love" Dec. 8, 2pm. JCC San Francisco, 3200 California Street, San Francisco. Join us for a wide variety of holiday songs, with love mixed in! 
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