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Power Play

Power Play

Power Play was formed in 1988, and won the Pioneer (Michigan) District quartet championship in the fall of 1989. They've competed in international competition 12 times, most recently in Toronto where they earned international gold medals. Nothing can compare with the Power of family. This group consists of a father, his two sons, and his nephew.


Praise-apella

Praise-apella

Praise-Apella is committed to using their vocal giftings "for the praise of God's glory".

Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, the founder and bass vocalist of the group, Ryan Fischer, is joined by fellow vocalists Jen Howser, Lawerence Williams, Dean Stamatis and, vocal percussionist, Ron Smith. They are currently touring with their new CD, Love God,

Having opened for and performed with contemporary Christian recording artists s Michael W. Smith, AVALON, Natalie Grant, Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath, Nicole C. Mullen, Switchfoot, David Crowder Band, Leeland, Matthew West, Point of Grace, The Katinas, Superchic(k), Tammy Trent, Zoe Girl, George Rowe and John Ruben. Praise-Apella is frequently heard on Cleveland's largest Contemporary Christian Radio station 95.5 The Fish.


Pride Of Baltimore

Pride Of Baltimore

We are an a cappella women's chorus located in Central Maryland. Our 115 members come from 5 surrounding states including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia. As the current Regional 19 Sweet Adelines International champion chorus, we are preparing to represent our region in the 2011 International Competition.

The goal of the chorus is provide a forum for women from all walks of life who wished to sing and perform at the highest possible level. A focus on outstanding singing, above all else, has been a hallmark of the chorus since its inception.


Princeton Singers

Princeton Singers

The Princeton Singers is a small, professional, independent chamber choir. In recent years, it has earned a reputation as one of the nation's preeminent chamber choirs. Founded in 1983 by John Bertalot, then choir-master organist at Trinity Church in Princeton, New Jersey, the ensemble was soon hailed by critics for its clarity of tone, elegance of execution, and purity of tuning. Since being appointed Artistic Director in 1998, composer-conductor Steven Sametz has expanded the group's repertoire to range from medieval to modern, including gospel, jazz, and popular song. Today, The Princeton Singers is a vital force in the creation of new works for choir. Both through a strong commissioning program and participation in workshops for aspiring composers, The Princeton Singers is strongly committed to the creation of new choral repertoire.


Pust

Pust

PUST means breath in Norwegian. It also means to take a break, to get away, to breathe. You can hold it too, but that's not a very good idea when you're singing.

PUST is six skilled singers based in Oslo. The group's key qualities are versatility, creativity and "voiceplay" in addition to improvisation combined with a high level of musicianship. The singers are highly scholared and music-educated, with long experience from various vocal ensembles.

PUST finds inspiration somewhere between folksong, jazz and ethnic vocal music. Tradition and innovation are a part of the groups musical expression. All compositions and arrangements are written for or by the group.


Q

Q

Q is a youthful quartet of accomplished barbershop singers that burst onto the scene in 2003, oustscoring all North American quartets in district competition and finishing 28th in international competition, all in its first year and 20th in Louisville 2004. Poster boys for the young men in harmony movement (half started singing barbershop before the age of ten; the other half in their teens) and for the art of woodshedding (all four are AHSOW members), Q has quickly been recognized as a fast-rising star in the Barbershop Harmony Society and has been booked for shows in its native Nevada/California area and around the country.


Quartet Slavei

Quartet Slavei

SLAVEI means "nightingale" in Bulgarian language and we understand the choice of this word when we listen to this great voices that combine clarity to emotion, strength of bulgarian tradition. The female quatuor SLAVEI represents an exceptionnal group for popular bulgarian songs. The 4 singers are former soloists of the Philippe Koutev famous ensembles : Mysteries of Bulgarian Voices and Angelite.

Their repertory comes from orthodox religious songs from Eastern Europe (usually only sung by men), and from traditionnal secular songs. Four great women, four magnifical voices, a perfect skill of a difficult and specific vocal technique, a unique repertory as it takes in traditionnel secular songs, but also in orthodox songs from XIVe to XXe century, usually dedicated to men. To hear these two styles, sung by divine voices, side by side, is a profoundly moving and fascinating experience.


Quiet Storm

Quiet Storm

Quiet Storm is a vocal harmony group specializing in Classic and Contemporary Rhythm and Blues and Soul. The group is able to sing and perform acapella as well as with music. Quiet Storm is a Philadelphia based group that began in the spring of 2007. Started by Kamau "Smitty" Akiba who has sang and recorded with The Informers on J-Rude and Blackjack labels in the sixties and again from 2005 to 2006, Quiet Storm's intention is to bring back music that speaks about love situations from the heart. They wants to sing about those messages of love that speak of loving a woman as a whole person instead of a collection of body parts. Initially, the group started rehearsing in members homes, on porches, subways, and shopping malls, until settling down at Columbia Rehearsal Studios. Over the first six to nine months, the membership fluctuated with personnel changes for a variety of reasons. However, in the winter of 2007 the perfect mix of members emerged! It is now a perfect blend of brothers who equally share the dedication, belief, spirit, drive and cooperation fundamental to making a group as "ONE".


Quink Vocal Ensemble

Quink Vocal Ensemble

Since Quink's debut in 1978, this remarkable Dutch vocal ensemble has risen to the top of its field and is invited to perform on prestigious concert series around the world. These five professional singers have developed a unique sound which allows them to illustrate with style and expressiveness the great variety of a cappella music. Quink's repertoire varies widely and consists of a cappella music from the Renaissance and Baroque eras, as well as works by Romantic composers. The ensemble often performs folk song and close harmony arrangements and it concludes its performances with lighter arrangements. Quink has introduced many new works both of established and modern masters. A number of contemporary Dutch, German and American compositions have been dedicated to Quink.


Ragazzi Boys Chorus

Ragazzi Boys Chorus

Founded in 1987, Ragazzi Boys Chorus provides outstanding musical education and performance opportunities for boys and young men, ages 7 to 18. About 200 participate in this internationally recognized program. Under the leadership of artistic director and co-founder, Joyce Keil, Ragazzi Boys Chorus performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary works for both the treble and changed voice.

The chorus concertizes regularly throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Ragazzi participated in the San Francisco Symphony's recording of Stravinsky's Persephone, part of a GRAMMY winning best classical album. The chorus also produces its own discography. Ragazzi Boys Chorus was named a CBS Best Choir of the Peninsula in 2013 and has been cited by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of four elite youth choruses in the Bay area. Ragazzi made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2014 and regularly tours in the United States and internationally.


Rajaton

Rajaton

The Finnish word Rajaton translates as "boundless" - a word that so accurately describes the way this six-voice a cappella ensemble approaches music. Regularly performing over 100 concerts and workshops each year, Rajaton exposes audiences to the kind of diversity of repertoire, singing style, and stage presentation that has made them a phenomenon on the world stage.

Performing at concert halls, churches, jazz and choral festivals, this distinct group of musicians approaches all styles of music with the same level of commitment and integrity, making it difficult to imagine an audience that Rajaton could not inspire, or a type of music Rajaton could not make its own.


Raleigh Boychoir

Raleigh Boychoir

Each boy involved with the Raleigh Boychoir devotes numerous hours over weeks and years to help sustain the choral tradition of boychoir singing. In return he is provided with a rich, unique, and unforgettable experience which will remain an integral part of him throughout his life. Through the musical training and choral experiences, he develops an appreciation of a wide range of choral literature. He gains self-confidence and poise. He learns how to meet demands - musical and otherwise. He learns how to be a leader as well as how to be a worker in a closely integrated group. He acquires self-discipline and self-respect. He knows that what he does is of real musical excellence as well as knowing that what he does is contributing to the community through the arts.


Ramapo Valley Chorus

Ramapo Valley Chorus

In the early days of 1964, two local choruses, the Ramapo Chorus and the Valley chorus were seeking musical directors, when Renee Craig arrived in the area from Detroit. A merger was proposed and the rest is history! Chartered by Sweet Adelines International on February 24, 1964, the name 'Ramapo Valley' has become synonymous not only with musical excellence, but with the name Renee Craig. Our musical director, Renee Craig, is a world-renowned musical genius and she has been recognized and honored throughout both the women's and men's barbershop worlds, for her technique and and her fabulous arrangements.


Random Association

Random Association

Formed in November of 1997. Founders Joe Antonioli and John Hadden had worked together in preceeding years, John recording and producing several recordings for the UVM Top Cats of which Joe was the Musical Director. Both boys were aching to start up a professional group, so, when the time was ripe, they did! True to its name, RA found its musicians in a rather random way--through want ads in local Burlington, Vermont papers and via word of mouth. We think we lucked-out, finding us some very fine musicians!


Ray Charles Singers

Ray Charles Singers

Ray Charles is the stage name of Charles Raymond Offenberg (born September 13, 1918, in Chicago, Illinois), an American musician, songwriter, and vocal conductor. He is best known for a series of easy listening record albums which he produced in the 1950s and 1960s as the Ray Charles Singers. This vocal group also sang backup on most of the recordings of Perry Como from 1950 to 1987, and Charles and his singers also appeared with Como in his live performances and on television. The Ray Charles Singers (with Charles featured prominently as lead male vocalist) sang the theme song to the television series Three's Company ("Come and Knock on Our Door"). He is sometimes known humorously as "The Other Ray Charles" to distinguish him from the great soul musician of the same name.


Ray Conniff Singers

Ray Conniff Singers

Ray Conniff was born on November 6, 1916, in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Ray was exposed to music at an early age, his father was the leader/trombonist of the local Jewelry City Band and his mother played the piano. As a junior in Attleboro High School, Ray and some of his buddies decided to start a dance orchestra. Taking some musical tips from his father, Ray started practicing trombone and wound up playing first trombone for the band. It was for this group that Ray did his first arrangement, his fellow musicians loved his interpretation of "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Ray survived in the music business for over 65 years, he recorded over 100 albums and sold over 70 million albums, cassettes and CD's. He was the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of "Somewhere My Love", two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, 2 platinum albums ("Somewhere My Love" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"), CBS Records-Best Selling Artist for 1962 Award and countless international awards. On 12th October 2002 Ray Conniff passed away in San Diego.


Razzcals

Razzcals

The Razzcals Quartet formed in 1996. They are all members of Sweet Adelines, International. This high energy, contemporary, a capella quartet has dazzled audiences with their music, humor, and sizzle. They have placed 21st. 15th, 7th, and now 4th place (four times!) at the Sweet Adelines International convention. They are focused and on their way to that coveted number one spot.


Ready, Willing and Mabel

Ready, Willing and Mabel

This Los Angeles-based vocal jazz group has been singing together since 2003, and has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following for its unique A Cappella style and lively personality. The group's sound has been described as "compelling," "mesmerizing," and "a cocktail for the ears!" The foursome, who describe themselves as "self-confessed chord freaks", share a passion for "dangerously close harmonies" and "songs that can melt the heart!" A powerful combination indeed!

The Group Members: Caroline McLean, the group's lead singer, hails from Leeds, England.Kate Walker, alto, originates from beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand.Peter Neushul, tenor, is a native Los Angelino (claiming to be a descendent of Attila the Hun!). Jim Campbell, bass, has been singing professionally since 1991 when he moved to Los Angeles from Louisville, KY.


Real Group

Real Group

The Real Group is a professional a cappella ensemble from Sweden, in constant development since the formation 24 years ago. TRG is one of the leading forces in the world of vocal music today.

Through the years, the members have been engaged in a variety of activities - concert performances, events, CD/DVD-recordings, song-writing, arranging, score publishing, CD-production for other artists, master-classes/workshops, seminars, etcetera.

The Real Group has been groundbreaking in the vocal group genre. Early in the group's 25-year history an own style was developed, with compositions and arrangements by the group members. TRG has procuced a large number of records, dvd's, concert tours, TV programs, and has been (and are) artistic directors of two vocal group festivals: The Real A Cappella Festival in Sweden (2008), and Amazing Voice in South Korea (2007, 2008). Recently a CD was released, with compositions by legendary Swedish song writer Povel Ramel.


Realtime

Realtime

Realtime has been together since March of 2003, when John Newell arrived in Canada and mutual friends helped bring the group together. Since then it's been a musical whirlwind of activity, with three recordings, hundreds of shows and a world championship and a whole lot of fun under their belt. In 2008, Doug Broersma became the official lead singer, when John retired. Realtime became the 2005 International Quartet Champions of the Barbershop Harmony Society in Salt Lake City. So having reached the pinnacle of the barbershop contest world, they have sung in their last contest, and received their final score in the barbershop genre.


Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace

Reconciliation Singers Voices of Peace

Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Julie Adams, RSVP's mission is bringing people together through the arts and giving back to the community. RSVP nurtures the community with its highly-praised, dynamic concerts while providing concrete, financial contributions that go on making a difference long after the applause. All members of RSVP donate their time so that all proceeds from concerts can go to local organizations in need.

The versatile, skilled singers of RSVP perform everything from classical choral literature and madrigals to contemporary music, freedom songs, folk tunes, and jazz. Each creative and artistic concert is tailor-made to suit the audience and the organization being supported.


Red Army Choir

Red Army Choir

The history of legendary Russian singing choir began in 1929. Since than it has been traveling all over the world and performing arts of Russian culture. Step by step, the choir has extended its team of the ballet part. They all have been cheered by audience all around the world (for example in Austria, Algeria, Great Britain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Vietnam, Cuba, Mexico, Japan, Switzerland etc.). In 2007, they are going to perform again in Kosice and Bratislava. It will be their first performance after more than 20 years since their last visit.


Red Star Red Army Chorus

Red Star Red Army Chorus

The Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble was created in 1978 in Moscow, mostly to raise the cultural level and maintain the battle-readiness of the strategic rocket forces and other elements of the Red Army. A Russian proverb says 'A fairy tale is a lie, but a song tells the truth.' Fairy tales have become rare in present-day Russia, but folk tunes still form an integral part of daily life. Accompanied by the balalaika and the bayan (a large button-key accordion), these songs tell of love and loss, of sadness and solace, of brave deeds and everyday problems. Humor and dance can be found here, as well as melancholic longing and heroic pathos. Some favorites of the 18 songs: 'Regimental Polka,' 'Kalinka,' 'Volga Boat Song,' 'The Swallow,' 'The Brave Don Cossacks,' 'Wait For Your Soldier,' 'Ochi Chornye-Dark Eyes,' 'In The Sunny Meadow,' 'The Cliff,' and 'On The March.' All accompanied. 'Kalinka' beautifully captures the brash power and deep emotions of the Red Star Red Army Chorus.


Regents

Regents

When the Regents won the international quartet championship at Kansas City's 1974 contest, it may have seemed to some that they had an easy road to the gold. It was their fifth international contest, and they had placed third on two previous tries, in 1972 and '73.

But collectively tenor Harry Williamson, lead Joe Mazzone, bari Ron Knickerbocker and bass Hal Kauffman had logged 44 years of experience in nearly 25 different quartets. They lived in four different (albeit small and neighboring) states. And they comprised a quartet that had evolved through four editions since it was formed in the mid-1960s.


ReMix

ReMix

From the land of harmony singing here is another top-notch vocal quartet from Sweden. Remix is one of the world's top Sweet Adeline quartets who have placed in the top 5 in the International contest for the past several years. With 2 winners in recent years Sweden has become a leading practitioners of Sweet Adeline singing of which ReMix is most certainly a fine example. Each of the singers have great voices which harmonize very well and they perform some interesting arrangements.


Rendezvous

Rendezvous

Rendezvous is a mixed a cappella quartet from the Chicago area. They have very diverse interests and careers, but share a common joy in singing a cappella music. All four are accomplished singers in the barbershop style, now they get together to sing in a style that is truly their own. Their repertoire ranges from popular songs to jazz, folk and gospel, and there is sure to be something for everybody in each of their performances. Rendezvous has performed in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Oregon, New Mexico, and as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia. They recently recorded a new jingle that will be airing nationwide on radio and television for Empire Today (formerly Empire) Carpets.


Rendition

Rendition

Rendition is a Sweet Adelines International competing quartet. We sing A cappella with an emphasis on the barbershop style. Members include: Lead-Kayla Fuller, Tenor-Tracy Fuller, Baritone-Ruth Ann Parker and Bass-Debbie Masters!


Rescue

Rescue

Rescue is drawing in listeners of all ages. Their sound is described as fresh and exciting, as they have developed their own captivating style that brings listeners into an entertaining and worshipful arena. Influences include the well-known Take 6, Rockapella, and Acappella. With the doors that the Lord is continuing to open, Rescue is looking to take their music to every corner of the globe.

It all started in the spring of 1996 when Jason Overstreet had just finished his senior college recital, in which he had written and performed several a cappella songs. Impressed with his performance, his professors urged him to pursue his musical talents in the field of a cappella music. Having had previous conversations regarding a shared passion for singing, Jason got in touch with high-school and college friends Jason McKenney, and former members: Chad Krober and Matt Lusk. Together they formed a quartet and committed to learning, writing and performing a cappella songs.


Return 2 Zero

Return 2 Zero

Andrew C. White, Sammy Pawlak, Marshall Webb, and Doug Teel began singing together in the early nineties while performing with the Hollywood Hi-Tones at Universal Studios Florida. Return 2 Zero was formed in 1994 and began singing at various theme parks and conventions. They competed in several national a cappella competitions, winning prestigious honors in group and arrangement categories. The extraordinary arranging talents of Doug Teel and Marshall Webb have carved out the sound that millions have grown to love from Return 2 Zero. For 14 years "the guys" surprised and delighted crowds daily at Disney's Hollywood Studios as "Four for a Dollar" They have most recently been seen at Sea World Orlando singing at the Polar Express Experience.

Other clients include Coca Cola, Hallmark, McDonald's, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, Kansas City Royals, and many more.


Reunion

Reunion

Reunion was formed in the spring of 1981, when members of two disbanded street-corner groups, (the Chime-Times and the Memo's) joined together to drink some beer and sing some songs. It all started when two old friends were reminiscing about their teen-age years, and singing in a street-corner group, in Brick, NJ. The two, Dennis Chervenak and Ron Meyer, wondered if there were others who still enjoyed singing the doowop songs they grew up with. They put a classified ad in a local paper, and waited to see if there was any response.

The first call they had was from a guy who said that he sang lead in a group when he was a teen-ager in Brick, and the group was called the Chime-Times. Ron said,"Is this Steve Schmidt", he answered yes, who's this! The next day another phone call brought us "Singin Eddie" Velasquez, and two fellow members of the Memo's, Lou Spinelli and Steve D'Onofrio.

So, we started out as six-man group, with Steve Schmidt, and Steve D'Onofrio doing most of the leads. We never intended to perform for anything other than friends and family, but soon found ourselves singing in a Talent Show. A friend of Lou and Ed's, got us our first paying job, singing in a bowling alley bar in Union, NJ. We were the opening act for the main groups, Mixed Company and The Emery's.


Revelers

Revelers

Wilfred Glenn (1881-1970) had an astonishing vocal range of some two and a half octaves from C below the bass clef to F sharp. A product of pioneer stock from San Francisco, he came to New York and within five years had made 800 recordings on many labels from RCA Victor to Brunswick and Columbia, among others. His early career was marked by performances in oratorio and concert (Handel, Verdi, Wagner) from Carnegie Hall, to the New York Philharmonic and concert halls across the country, and he later also performed on Broadway. He was a founding member of the Revelers and had previously performed with other groups including the Shannon Four, the Singing Sophomores and the Merrymakers, among others. His performances in the primacy of radio made him into a national figure and later, when the Revelers made multiple tours of Europe, into an international star.


Revival

Revival

Revival hails from San Diego, California and was formed in the summer of 1995. It didn't take long before they began making their mark at District and International quartet competitions. They earn the title of 1997 Far Western District Champions and went on to realize their ultimate dreams on the 4th of July in Atlanta, Georgia, when they were crowned 1998 SPEBSQSA International Quartet Champions!


Rhodopea Kaba Trio

Rhodopea Kaba Trio

Over the millennium ancient mythology has preserved the fine songs, sung by the followers of Orpheus under the starry heavens of the Rhodope Mountain, in praise of the forces of nature. The songs of the Rhodope Mountain have retained to this day a manner of singing as if drawn from nature itself. An endless horizon...range plies range, to eternity; this music, melodious, vast, sweeping. A free spirit springs from Rhodope songs, each song is unique and close to every Bulgarian.

Rhodope songs are interpreted variously, addressed to audiences with an awareness of various musical idioms. Rhodopea Trio has found a way of its own in its rendition.

The Rhodopea Kaba Trio was founded in the spring of 1989 in the town of Smolyan, on the initiative of Hristina Lyutova, the famous Rhodope folk singer. The performers, Hristina Lyutova, Silvia Nenkova and Mariyana Pavlova (Hristina Lyutova's daughter), are typical representatives of the Rhodope region vocal folklore.


Rhythmix

Rhythmix

Rhythmix is a multiple award-winning Sweet Adelines International regional champion and internationally ranked barbershop quartet. This award-winning group has brought enjoyment to audiences everywhere, sharing a rich variety of rhythms and musical styles with its audience... from traditional barbershop to swing, to blues, to jazz and pop.

The quartet mix is Carol Ater, tenor; Pam Lauffer, lead; Debbie Farrell, baritone; and Janice Purpura, bass.


RIAS - Kammerchor

RIAS - Kammerchor

Founded in 1948, the RIAS-Kammerchor played an important role in the revival of the musical life of Berlin in the aftermath of the Second World War, notably in partnership with the Berlin Philharmonic and RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra). Conductors like Ferenc Fricsay, Karl B?hm, Herbert von Karajan and Lorin Maazel were closely associated with the Choir at that period, and in more recent years special mention may be made of its collaboration with Claudio Abbado, James Levine and Daniel Barenboim. Right from its foundation, the RIAS-Kammerchor has consciously placed contemporary music at the centre of its preoccupations, with the result that such major composers as Hindemith, Blacher, Kagel, Krenek, Boulez, Henze and Reimann have written for the ensemble or chosen it to premiere their works. As its name indicates, the RIAS-Kammerchor has developed essentially as a chamber choir. At the beginning of the 1970s, thanks to the impetus given by its artistic director of the time Uwe Gronostay, the choir affirmed its position as one of the finest on the international scene, going from strength to strength under his successor, Marcus Creed. In 2003 the latter was in turn succeeded by Daniel Reuss; under his leadership the choir continues to broaden its repertory to include performances of early and Baroque music.


Rich-Tone Chorus

Rich-Tone Chorus

As a performing and competing Sweet Adelines chorus, the Rich-Tones are involved in all aspects of barbershop life. There are highly trained and talented arrangers, choreographers, and technicians in the Rich-Tone Chorus. These professionals have helped define the Rich-Tones' keenly etched identity as a cohesive group that enthusiastically embraces an American art form and transfuses it with their own brand of pizzazz.

Internationally, the Rich-Tones are known for pushing the limits of barbershop music. Each year Sweet Adelines choruses throughout the world compete at an annual competition - the Olympics of barbershop! Twenty-six regional championship choruses and 6 wildcard choruses compete for the Gold medal title of "International Chorus Champions."


Richter Scales

Richter Scales

The Richter Scales are a bevy of gentlemen songsters, all residents of the San Francisco Bay Area. They perform selections from a wide variety of genres, including American standards, Broadway, Motown, and contemporary music..

Formed originally as a band of semi-organized scavengers in the wreckage of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, the "Richter Scabs" (as they were then known) didn't actually "sing a cappella" until the Fall of 2000. The intervening period, known as "The Lost Years" by current group members, was filled with raucous enterprises involving menial labor and incarceration. Most of those "tall tales" are, unfortunately, wholly inappropriate for these pages..


Riltons Vanner

Riltons Vanner

Formed in 2000 Riltons Vanner has performed in a variety of different settings - ranging from singing for Nobel Prize winners at a dinner for 60 persons to performing at an outdoor stage in Germany in front of 6000 people. Thanks to their singing they had the opportunity to visit many beautiful places in Sweden, but have also been to more "remote" places as Tammerfors (Finland), Steinkjer (Norway), Bamberg (Germany) and New York (USA). They all live in Stockholm and have of course given a number of concerts in the most beautiful capital city of the world! The story of Riltons Vanner began in the winter 1999-2000, when five friends at Stockholm's Music Gymnasium formed an A Cappella-group. Their first record, "Kompis" ("Buddy"), came in 2002, and the group started to tour more and more frequently. In 2005 their latest album "Har ar passion" ("Here is passion") was released, which got an award for "best folk/world album of the year" by the international A Cappella society CASA. Through the years, Riltons Vanner has become one of Sweden's few proffessional vocal groups. They have done around 500 different performances in Sweden, Norway, Germany, USA, Finland & Russia, and they have also cooperated with several well-known Swedish artists.


Ringmasters

Ringmasters

Together, four youngsters from Stockholm, Sweden form the quartet known as the Ringmasters. Rasmus Krigstrom, Emanuel Roll, Martin Wahlgren and Jakob Stenberg came together as a group during high school and have over the past few years gained momentum. Today they are one of the most promising young barbershop quartets in the world. Among many merits you'll find a gold medal from the CBQC in Nashville 2008 and a fourth place bronze from the world championship in barberhshop the summer of 2009 in Anaheim.


Ro Sham Bo

Ro Sham Bo

Ro Sham Bo is named after a popular hand game often used as a selection method in a similar way to coin flipping or drawing straws to select a person for some purpose. When Ro Sham Bo tours in Japan or Brazil, we're called Jan-Ken-Pon, but Philippinos call us Jack-n-Poy because they're cool. In England we're called Scissors-Paper-Stone because there's no Rockhenge, silly. In South Africa, the mildly offensive Ching-Chong-Cha. In Latvia we're called Akmens, skeres, papirits because of the catchy rhyme, "Akmens, skeres, papirits, viens, divi, tris." Caligula called us Saxum-Charta-Forfex, but in those days forfex beat everything because of the excitement over the newly invented scissors. Biologist Barry Sinervo from UC Santa Cruz discovered the Ro Sham Bo evolutionary strategy in the mating behavior of the side-blotched-lizard species Uta stansburiana. When we're not drinking during rehearsal, mating or playing Ro Sham Bo, we sing nicely.


Road Show

Road Show

Road Show performs for Barbershop Chapters of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), Sweet Adelines, Int. (SAI) Harmony Inc. (HI) as well as many non-barershop events and private occations. In addition to winning the Northeastern District Championship, Road Show won the N.E. Harmony Sweeps Acapella contest which is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music.


Robert Wagner Chorale

Robert Wagner Chorale

The Chorale was founded in 1947 under the name of the Los Angeles Concert Chorale. Its first major appearance was in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium under the direction of its founder, Roger Wagner. Thereafter, the Chorale was engaged for regular performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra until 1964 when the Los Angeles Master Chorale was founded by Roger Wagner to perform as a resident company in the newly built Music Center. He served as its director until 1995 when he was named Music Director Laureate.

In 1949, the Roger Wagner Chorale was signed under contract to Capitol Records and has recorded over twenty long-playing records for this company. The Chorale was awarded the "Grammy" for its album Virtuoso! by the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and named Best Performance in the field of Operatic and Choral Music on all labels for the year 1958.


Rockapella

Rockapella

Gleefully, they are NOT your childhood Rockapella. Rather they've become one of the world's most sophisticated and lasting pop vocal groups. With the wild success of the TV smash "Glee" and a cappella groups reigning in the Corner of Cool on college campuses, there is clearly a hunger for exciting live vocal performance. A single concert opens a window on practically the whole history of vocal music from vintage Mills Brothers through jazz and rock to current Hip Hop.

The little miracle that keeps the crowds coming back year after year and constantly draws new fans is Rockapella's astonishing full-band sound. A sound that seems to be impossible coming from just five guys with microphones. No instruments, no tracks, no mirrors - and their hands never leave their wrists. "We're making every bit as much music as the whole 'Glee' chorus - but with only five guys," says Rockapella's human beat-box Jeff Thacher.


Rockefeller Chapel Choir

Rockefeller Chapel Choir

Singing sacred masterworks of all periods and styles, this choir of 30-40 voices performs at Sunday morning services in the magnificent acoustics of Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. Firmly rooted in the tradition of Palestrina, Victoria, Bach, and Mozart, the choir also performs music of Africa and South America, modern and forgotten treasures, and even liturgical chant from Hildegard to Anglican. With an infinity to the great academic cathedrals of Europe, the choir strives to provide professional level performances, with a University of Chicago flair for innovation and recreation. The choir also presents three additional concerts per season, such as performances of Bach's St. John Passion with period instruments and world premieres of new music. From within the group, the Decani (formerly the Rockefeller Sixteen) sings 2-3 Sundays each quarter, concentrating on music written before 1700. Thanks to a generous grant from the University of Chicago Women's Board the Rockefeller Chapel Choir will be awarding four $4,000 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate singers of all faith and cultural backgrounds.


Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth is an eight-voice vocal ensemble that embraces the full spectrum of vocal practices and, through an on-going commissioning project, develops new compositions for voices.

Founded in 2008 by singer, conductor and composer Brad Wells, Roomful of Teeth is built on the premise that the membranes that separate one vocal technique or style from another are permeable, that any singer can learn any "non-native" singing language.

International experts in a wide range of vocal techniques - throat singers Ayan-ool Sam and Sean Quirk of Alash, belting coach Gayle Lockwood, and master yodeler Kerry Christensen - trained the singers in their respective styles. Next, composers Judd Greenstein of NOW Ensemble and New Amsterdam Records, Rinde Eckert, finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize in Drama, and Brian Simalchik of Williams College wrote music tailored specifically to the singers and their now wider range of vocal techniques. The collective performed these works, as well as compositions by members of the ensemble, (all music written in the space of eight days) to a sell out audience on Friday, June 26 at Mass MoCA.


Rounders

Rounders

In a relatively short amount of time, Rounders has made quite a splash in the world of barbershop harmony. A new group on the scene, Alex, Sean, Dan, & Kenny bring many years of quartet singing together to create a wonderful blend of vocal excitement, musicality, and just plain fun. After only one month of singing together, Rounders qualified to represent the state of Florida in the International Quartet Competition in Louisville, KY. Following this early success, they went on to place 12th in the world after only three more months, edging out many of the seasoned competitors! What's their secret? Dedication, personal commitment, and a whole lot of hard work...a combination that spells almost certain success in the future for these four musicians. We think you'll agree when you hear them, so make yourself comfortable in that seat, get in your best listening mood, and enjoy the exciting new sound of Rounders!


Royal Counts

Royal Counts

Jersey based group from the 60's had a loyal following in the area but never enjoyed the national success they desereved. Combining elements of doo-wop and soul, the Royal Counts were produced by Relic Record's Stan Krause, as were his later discovery, the Persuasions, and the sound of the two groups is similar.


Rumors

Rumors

Rumors, the 1999 International Champion Quartet of Sweet Adelines International has been singing together for five years, but have known each other for more than 20. When they were jailed in 1993 for falsely representing themselves as sane individuals, they found that singing together didn't make them deathly ill, just mildly dizzy, sometimes nauseated. This was an acceptable trade off for ringing chords now and then.

All four are career women in very diverse fields. In a field in Richardson Texas, the baritone, Dale Syverson, is the entertainment director for a nudist community. She has donned clothes especially for the publicity picture and, as their contract specifies, for all show performances. Any afterglow performance should be viewed as an "attend at your own risk" proposition. Lead Judy Baxter, a north Dallas outfielder, is a crisis counselor at the same community. She is the top ranked professional in the field for creating crisis in a controlled atmosphere. Only Hurricane Andrew has a higher ranking..


Rural Route 4

Rural Route 4

When the Rural Route 4 won the international quartet championship in 1986, they did not exactly qualify as an overnight sensation. Organized in 1971 by four residents of Cass County MO., the quartet would not win the gold until 15 years and two personnel changes later. Along the way were dozens of contests, from the chapter to international level, and years of hard work. But there was fun too, ar the RR4 gradually built a reputation as on of the most entertaining show quartets around.


Rustavi Choir

Rustavi Choir

The Rustavi Ensemble (pronounced "roostahvi") is the best known of a considerable number of talented groups currently performing Georgian music. It was created in 1968 by Anzor Erkomaishvili, a singer and folklorist from a distinguished Georgian musical lineage that goes back seven generations. After graduating from the Tbilisi Conservatory, Erkomaishvill gathered singers from various parts of Georgia and began to build a repertory that brought together their different regional song styles and vocal timbres. Georgian vocal music is strictly divided between men's and women's genres, and from the beginning, the Rustavi singers have been male. Most songs are sung a cappella, but spare instrumental accompaniment on stringed instruments such as the "chonguri" and "phanduri" is sometimes added. A group of players within the Rustavi performs a separate instrumental repertory, and the Ensemble now also includes a dance troupe.


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