Letter: Prescott's a cappella chorus winning big
In June 1963, a women's a cappella chorus was formed in Prescott to sing four-part harmony and entertain the public.
Despite the fact that there hasn't been a large pool of singers available, this chorus has continued singing and will celebrate 50 years of harmony in 2013.
In the Sweet Adeline's world, in order to maintain a charter membership, each chorus must compete at the Regional level at least every 3 years. Choruses compete in small (30 or less), medium (31-65) or large (more than 65) category. Each chorus must sing two songs in a time period of 6 minutes or less.
Prescott's chorus, Song of the Pines, won first place small chorus in 2010 with enough points to finish in the top 5 choruses IN THE WORLD and as a result, be invited to compete on the International stage October 2011 in Houston, Texas.
Meantime, another Regional competition 1st place small chorus medal was won by Song of the Pines in April 2011. In October 2011, 29 members of Song of the Pines competed against small choruses from Sweden, England, Iowa and Michigan, finishing with a fourth-place award.
To bring the story of the "little chorus that could" up-to-date, the most recent regional competition was held in Pasadena, Calif., April 28, 2012, and once again, Song of the Pines Chorus won first place small chorus, and fifth place overall.
Please make it an objective to see and hear Prescott's award-winning chorus whenever you can and while you are waiting for that occasion, please check out our website www.sotpchorus.org.