syracuse.JPGAnnual Syracuse Convention Happening April 18 - 21, 2013 Syracuse, N.Y. - Lake Ontario Region 16, the largest region within the Sweet Adeline International organization, will hold its annual Regional Convention in Syracuse beginning Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 21, 2013.  As many as 1,500 women will travel to Syracuse to compete for the opportunity to represent Region 16 at the 2014 International Convention to be held in Baltimore, MD.  The Regional Convention has been happening in Syracuse for more than 30 years. Lake Ontario Region 16 is proud to include 33 choruses and 46 registered quartets within its regional borders which cover Eastern Ontario, Canada and Northern New York State. Again this year, there will be a mass sing held on the steps of Onondaga County Court House on Friday, April 19.  All are welcome to hear the voices of nearly 1,500 women in four part harmony.  The mass sing will be held at 12 p.m. noon with a rain date location at The Lower Level of the Civic Center. The quartet / chorus contests will be held at the Crouse Hinds Theatre, Civic Center on April 19 and 20 respectively.  Media is welcome, however photography is not permitted during the contest.  Please forward all requests for attendance to the Chair, Regional Convention noted above. To learn more about Lake Ontario Region 16 and its choruses, information is available at our website by visiting http://www.saregion16.com/ or Sweet Adelines International, at http://www.sweetadelineintl.org/.

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Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women. "Harmonize the World" is the organization's motto. The international membership of nearly 25,000 women, all singing in English, includes choruses in most of the fifty United States as well as in Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Wales and the Netherlands. The organization encompasses more than 1,200 registered quartets and 600 choruses. Lake Ontario Region 16 Marketing Coordinator - Cathy Stovold 24 Willow Bay Drive, Midhurst, Ontario Canada  (705) 739-9213  cathystovold@rogers.com International Headquarters - P.O. Box 470168 - Tulsa, OK 74147-0168?918.622.1444 - 800.992.7464 - Fax 918.665.0894 - http://www.sweetadelineintl.org/ Media Contact:  Jeanne d'Arc (JD) Crowe Sweet Adelines Chair, Regional Convention 613-859-4823 / crowej@navcanada.ca