October 23, 2000
Puget Sound Chorus places third in competition
Puget Sound Chorus, the award-winning local women's chorus from Bellevue, placed third in the Sweet Adelines International Competition, recently held in Orlando, Florida. Participating in the annual competition were Bothell residents: Patti Whitman, Tammy Bienstadt, Marie Fulghum, and Vickie Kahlke. In addition to singing lead, Kahlke also is in charge of costume arrangements for both the chorus members and director. Barb Keogan and Pat Harris, both of Kenmore, also joined in Puget Sound's competition effort, as did Anne Sutherland of Snohomish and Carolyn Huber of Woodinville. Sutherland is the current president of the chorus, and Huber also competes as the tenor for Sound Design, one of the Puget Sound's award-winning quartets.
Puget Sound Chorus represented the Northwest's Region 13.
The 149 members on the risers sang two songs for the semifinals, held Thursday, Sept. 21: "Who'll Be The Next One" and "One Step Dixieland Beat". As a result of their scores, Pacific Sound was chosen to be in the finals show, on Saturday, September 23rd.
During the Finals Program, Pacific Sound sang two songs for the judges' consideration: "Sing Me That Song Once Again, Dear" and "Red Headed Mama". In addition, two other songs, "Accentuate The Positive" and "Let Me Sing," were sung for the enjoyment of the audience.
The two award-winning quartets from Pacific Sound's own membership-current Pacific Northwest Champion quarters Seattle Style and Sound Design, also competed in the International Competition, placing 25th and 28th respectively, out of 54 quartets.