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4-Star Collection

4-Star Collection

1997 - Sweet Adelines Queens of Harmony

Lead: Pat Rygg. Tenor: Connie Miller. Baritone: Denise Baber. Bass: Marcia Starnes.

4-Star Collection has been thrilling audiences throughout the country since 1987 with their warm rich sound. This entertaining group not only exemplifies the finest classic interpretation of the barbershop style, but also treats their audiences to a wide variety of traditional popular and secular a cappella tunes. 4-Star reached the zenith of their barbershop quartet experience when they "captured the gold" in October, 1998 at the Sweet Adelines International Quartet Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 4-Star's extensive national travel schedule now includes international ports, as they performed during a 12-day tour in Ireland, in March of 1999. Plans are in the works for future trips abroad as well.

Connie Miller, Tenor, is an associate director and a performer in the international medalist, City of Lakes Chorus. She previously sang in a Region 22 medalist quartet, "Collage". Connie and her husband Doug sing with a group of eight married couples, all Sweet Adelines and Barbershop Society members, called "Friends." In her spare time, Connie is a full-time Dental Hygienist. Connie and Doug live in Prior Lake, MN.

Pat Rygg, Lead, is the Musical Director of nine-time regional medal winner, Vallee De Croix chorus in Stillwater, MN. Pat's previous quartet experience is with regional medalist quartet, "Melody Express". She also sings with her church choir and a chapter show quartet. Pat works fulltime as a Corporate Secretary at the 3M Company. When she's not working, singing, or coaching, Pat and her husband, Duane, spend time together at their home in Maplewood, MN.

Denise Baber, Baritone, performs in the front row of the Vallee De Croix Chorus and is a member of the music team, costume team and showmanship team. 4-Star Collection is Denises first quartet experience. She has used her designing and sewing talents to create several quartet costumes. Denise is a Patient Services Rep., specializing in OCC Health and Work Comp., at a Doctor's Clinic in Forest Lake, MN. Denise and Don live in Chisago City, MN.

Marcia Starnes, Bass, is a member of the City of Lakes Chorus and Bass section leader. Marcia has been singing Barbershop since the age of 6 when she sang with Dad and two brothers in a quartet called "Three Chips and The Block". Marcia sang bass with the 1982 International Champion Quartet, "Music Gallery". She is a Purchasing Manager for HEI Inc., a manufacturer of ultra miniature, micro-electronic devices. Marcia and her hubby, Darrel, live on Enchanted Island in Minnetrista, MN.

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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4-Star Collection : Cool N' Crazy : 00  1 CD

4-Star Collection : Cool N' Crazy

Four women on a journey, tirelessly braving the road to excellence, bring you "Cool 'n' Crazy". Rich with attitude and sass is this 4-Star release of jazz and bop-pop barbershop! Finger-snapping tunes like "Crazy 'Bout You Baby" and "Bop 'til You Drop" energize your ears from the minute you push play. The perfectly blended voices and polished dynamic expression can only prove the power and musicianship of 4-Star Collection. From "The Wee Small Hours of the Morning" to the "Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening", when the CD is over one only wonders "Where Does the Time Go"? Push play again!

Songlist: Crazy 'Bout You Baby, If I Were You I'd Fall In Love With Me, In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning, Bop 'Til You Drop, Imagination, In The Cool, Cool of the Evening, Smile, I Found a Million Dollar Baby, Toorah Loorah Loorah, Coffee In A Carboard Cup, Old Cape Cod, Where Does The Time Go?, Slap That Bass

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5462c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

4-Star Collection : Never Stop Dreaming : 00  1 CD

4-Star Collection : Never Stop Dreaming

Officially, 4 Star Collection registered their quartethood with Sweet Adelines International in 1987. In 1988 and again in 1989 they won their regional competitions. Since then they were 10th in the Internationals in 1989, 5th in '90, 8th in '91, 2nd in '92, 5th in '93, 3rd in '94, 2nd in '95 and in l996 swept the field of 47 other quartets to become the 1997 Queens Of Harmony. Their winning performance that magic evening was "(When It's) Darkness On The Delta," "I'd Give The World To Hear Alexander's Band Again," "Here I Am, Broken Hearted" and, just for yucks, Weird Al's parody of "La Bamba" entitled "Lasagna." As their chords rang out into the hall holding 7,000 enthusiasts, the judges awarded the maximum number of discretionary bonus points possible. Now you can enjoy the same winning perfection that swept the judges and audience that evening.

Songlist: Darktown Strutter's Ball, I'm Dancing This Dance In the Wrong Romance, Tuxedo Junction, Here Am I, Broken-Hearted, (When It's) Darkness On the Delta, Lasagna, When I Look In Your Eyes, I'd Give the World To Hear Alexander's Band Again, Pal of My Cradle Days, Oh, You Beautiful Doll, The Impossible Dream

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5517c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella

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