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Joni Bescos

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joni Bescos

Joni joined Sweet Adelines International (Sweet Adelines, Inc., at the time) in 1958. Since that time, she distinguished herself while making a major impact on virtually every aspect of this craft.

As director of the Verdugo Hills Chorus (Glendale, CA) from 1966 to 1986, Joni led the chorus to eight regional championships and five international medals. As a quartet performer, she won one bronze (1973) and two silver (1975 and 1976) medals as baritone of the Chansonniers. She sang tenor with 4 for the Show, winning the coveted International Championship in 1984. Joni also won one silver and three gold medals as a member of the acclaimed Rich-Tone Chorus, which she joined in 1989. In 2000, the Rich-Tones honored her with a lifetime membership in the chorus.

Joni excelled in the judging program, as well, attaining the rank of Certified Judge in three of the four categories-Music, Sound, and Expression. Although it has undergone minor revisions since first publication, she was the original author of the current Judging Category Description Booklet. Joni was appointed to the International Faculty upon its formation in 1963, and has attained the highest rank available, that of Certified International Faculty.

Joni's arrangements of barbershop music are prized throughout the world. Again, she literally "wrote the book" on arranging, with publication in 1970 of How to Arrange Barbershop Harmony. Her current plans include publication of a revised and updated edition in the near future. Based on the quality of her arranging and her contributions to published music, Joni is one of four members to attain the highest ranking available, that of Master Arranger.

As a coach, Joni's busy coaching schedule attested to the fact that her talents were world renowned. She coached many gold medal quartets, including the Metropolitans, High Society, Panache, Rumors, and a cappella Gold. Among the choruses she coaches are the award-winning Rich-Tones, San Diego, Harborlites, Pacific Sound, and Toast of Tampa.

All these factors contributed to President Kathy Carmody's naming of Joni as the second member to win Sweet Adelines International's Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Competition and Convention in 1999. Sadly Joni passed away in 2009.

Individual Arrangements (See Songbooks and Collections)

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Song NameArrangerComposerArtistItem TitleFormatTrax
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareJoni BescosMaschwitz & SherwinSweet AdelinesTop Quartets & Choruses 2009DVDMORE DETAILS 
A Bundle Of Old Love LettersJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2007DVDMORE DETAILS 
A Bundle of Old Love LettersJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2010 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Bundle of Old Love LettersJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2010DVDMORE DETAILS 
A Nightingale SangJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Quartets 2005 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Nightingale SangJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Quartets 2005DVDMORE DETAILS 
A Nightingale Sang in BerkeleyJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2003 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareJoni BescosMaschwitz & SherwinSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2009 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Auld Lang SyneJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2000 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Baby It's Cold OutsideJoni BescosSan Diego ChorusMerry & Bright 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Baby, It's Cold OutsideJoni BescosNightlifeBlues In The Night 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Baby, it's Cold OutsideJoni BescosPanacheFour Friends - Best of 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Berkeley SquareJoni BescosRich-Tone ChorusWhat Happens in Vegas 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Brown Eyes, Why Are You BlueJoni BescosVarious ArrangersSweet Adelines Music Makers SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
Could I Have this Dance?Joni BescosClassic EditionSomething Hot 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Deed I DoJoni BescosStanding Room OnlySRO 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Deed I DoJoni BescosGrowing GirlsAll Grown Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Deed I DoJoni BescosFootnotesBest Foot Forward 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Don't Tell Me The Same Things Over Again Joni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Quartets 2003 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
For Once in My LifeJoni BescosGrowing GirlsAll Grown Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
For Once in My LifeJoni BescosMillerJackpot!Can You Hear Me Now? 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
For Once in My LifeJoni Bescos / Jim ArnsToucheTouche 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
For the Sake of Auld Lang SyneJoni BescosCrystal ClearLucky Day 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
For the Sake of Auld Lang SyneJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2002 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Happy Holidays / Holiday SeasonJoni BescosRich-Tone ChorusWrapped Up In The Holidays 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Heart of A ClownJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Quartets 2000 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Here's That Rainy DayJoni BescosVarious ArrangersSweet Adelines Vol 1Sheet MusicMORE DETAILS 
Here's That Rainy DayJoni BescosA Cappella GoldHarmony Gone Wild 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Here's That Rainy DayJoni BescosFour BettysBetty or Not, Here We Come 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
How Ya Gonna Keep 'em Down on the FarmJoni BescosCoastline Show ChorusImagine 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
How's Every Little Thing in Dixie / Look Me Up When You're in Dixie / So Long Dearie MedleyJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2002 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Had the Craziest DreamJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Quartets 2008 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Had the Craziest DreamJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Quartets 2008DVDMORE DETAILS 
I Love A PianoJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2007DVDMORE DETAILS 
I Love a PianoJoni BescosCoastline Show ChorusImagine 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Love A Piano Joni BescosIrving BerlinSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2009 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I Wish You LoveJoni BescosCoastline Show ChorusImagine 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I'd Like to Teach The World To SingJoni BescosSweet AdelinesMass Sing SongbookSongbookMORE DETAILS 
I'd Like to Teach The World To SingJoni BescosSweet AdelinesMass Sing Songbook - CD SetParts CD SetMORE DETAILS 
I'll Never Stop Loving YouJoni BescosCahn & BrodskySweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2009 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
I'll Never Stop Loving YouJoni BescosCahn & BrodskySweet AdelinesTop Quartets & Choruses 2009DVDMORE DETAILS 
Ice CreamJoni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2007 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
If I Love Again Joni BescosUnpluggedElectrified 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
If I Love AgainJoni BescosPanacheFour Friends - Best of 2 CDsMORE DETAILS 
If You Had All The World And It's GoldJoni BescosGrowing GirlsAll Grown Up 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
If You Had All the World and Its Gold Joni BescosSound DesignPeel Me A Grape 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Just One Of Those ThingsJoni BescosBluegrass Student Union Legacy 3 CDsMORE DETAILS 
Lies/Times MedleyJune Berg/ Sylvia Alsbury/ Joni BescosScottsdale ChorusAnySwing Goes 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Look Me Up At The Convention Joni BescosSweet AdelinesTop Choruses 2007 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
Lullabye in Ragtime Joni Bescos / Morris RectorSilvia FinearrPride Of BaltimoreBursting With Pride 1 CDMORE DETAILS 
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