BRENTWOOD, Calif. April 14 – The Northeast & Northwest Division Convention we held at the Allen E. Jones Performing Arts Center, with 408 in attendance.
Despite a number of unexpected bells and fire alarms, both the chorus and quartet contests forged ahead, reminding us of the old adage, “The show must go on”.
The day began with the Joe Barbershop Chorus, led by Ron Black as the microphone testers for the Chorus Contest. Once the judges approved the sound settings, 263 members representing eleven choruses from the combined divisions took the stage. When the scores were tabulated, one chorus from the Northeast Division and four choruses from the Northwest Division qualified to compete in the Fall Contest in Fresno.
- Fog City Singers – Barbary Coast, CA (NW) - 1054 – 87.8% - 35
- Voices of California – California Delta (NE) – 945 – 78.8% - 47
- Voices in Harmony – Bay Area, CA (NW) – 855 – 71.3% - 21
- Peninsulaires – Palo Alto – Mountain View, CA (NW) – 799 – 66.6% - 29
- Devil Mountain Chorus – Walnut Creek, CA (NW) – 791 – 65.9% - 28
Here are the chorus results for each division:
- Voices of California is the Northeast Division Chorus Champion.
- Golden Valley Chorus is the Northeast Division Plateau A Champion.
- Gold Note Chorus is the Northeast Division Plateau AA Champion.
- Voices of California is the Northeast Division Plateau AAA Champion.
- Voices of California is the Northeast Division Most Improved Chorus.
- Fog City Singers is the Northwest Division Chorus Champion.
- Devil Mountain Chorus is the Northwest Division Plateau A Champion.
- Peninsulaires is the Northwest Division Plateau AA Champion.
- Fog City Singers is the Northwest Division Plateau AAA Champion.
- Marin Golden Gate Barbershop Chorus is the Northwest Division Most Improved Chorus.
The Quartet Contest was held in the evening, with Artistic License featured as the microphone testers, with fifteen quartets competing. District qualification for quartet contestants will be determined after all division results are completed.
Here are the quartet results for each division:
- Capitol Ring is the Northeast Division Quartet Champion.
- R.I.C.K.S. is the Northeast Division Seniors Quartet Champion.
- Argenta is the Northeast Division Novice Quartet Champion.
- Western Addition is the Northwest Division Quartet Champion.
- Just4Kix is the Northwest Division Novice Quartet Champion.
The evening concluded with a Show of Champions and presentation of awards for the winners from both divisions.