April 18, 2014
-- Tulsa, OK- The Tulsa based Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus recently competed in the Region 25 Sweet Adelines annual competition held, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Cox Convention Center in Tulsa, OK. The Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus took 1st place and qualified to compete at the 2015 Sweet Adelines International competition, representing the 6 state region, in Las Vegas NV, October 5-10, 2015. This is the second regional win for The Talk of Tulsa, the chorus won the regional competition in 2012, and represented region 25 at the international contest in Hawaii last fall. Talk of Tulsa Director, Frank Friedemann stated, “It is so exciting to win this competition 2 times in the last 3 years. This is a great opportunity to put Tulsa, OK on the map with over 27,000 women all over the world representing the Sweet Adeline's International organization.”
The Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus, which was chartered in 2003, was led by their Director, Frank Friedemann and Assistant Director, Patty Friedemann. Both are certified directors, and have competed with internationally winning quartets. Patty is also a member of the Region 25 faculty. In addition to being crown the regional champions, The Talk of Tulsa’s score qualified Director Frank Friedemann for the status of Master Director, a prestigious award only given to a director who leads a chorus to earn at least 600 points.
The Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus consists of over 60 women ranging in age from 15 to “none of your business!” The women in the group come from all walks of life, but come together for one common purpose, their love of singing. In addition to competing, the Talk of Tulsa performs at community and charity events and puts on educational workshops for the Tulsa community.
For more information about The Talk of Tulsa Show Chorus, opportunities for membership, booking, and upcoming performances, visit www.talkoftulsa.org or call 918-379-0868.
Sweet Adelines International has over 1,200 quartets from all around the world, over 600 choruses ranging from 15 to 200 members, over 27,000 female members, and was founded right here in Tulsa, OK. Sweet Adelines International members all sing a capella harmony, barbershop style, and is one of the largest women’s organizations in the world, committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through performance and education.