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October 16, 2006

The new Queens are crowned

Those Swedes sure know how to sing! In a country famous for it's great choral tradition, and with producing the world-class Real Group, it should perhaps come as no surprise that a Swedish a cappella group has once again won the Sweet Adelines quartet competition. SALT, from Stockholm, took top honors at this past weekend's competition in Las Vegas winning by over 100 points over second place The Four Betty with Razzcals coming in third. Unlike the men's competition who have never had a non-US quartet finish in the top 10 (maybe even top 20) this is the third time an international group has won with the Swedish Growing Girls winning back in 1998 and the half-Swedish Swinglish Mix winning in 2003. Congratulations to Anna Ohman (tenor), Annika Andersson (lead), Anna-Stina Gerdin (baritone) and Susanna Berndts (bass). Winning their 5th crown the Richtone Chorus, directed by Dale Syverson, won the chorus competition followed by The Melodeers and North Metro Chorus.

Posted by acapnews at October 16, 2006 10:52 PM