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  2016 HARMONY AWARENESS VIDEO

ROCHESTER RHAPSODY HISTORY IN REVIEW


Rochester Rhapsody chorus has captured the hearts, minds and ears of audiences throughout the Rochester area since 1996 with our unique blend of 4-part a cappella harmony singing. As one of over 60 choruses in the Harmony Incorporated international organization, we focus on quality musical entertainment and vocal performance education for women. In addition to performing frequently for both public and private functions, Rochester Rhapsody is a competing ensemble and has qualified for International competition each year since inception.

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2017-2018 Board of Directors

Co-Presidents -- Wordene Day & Ruth Olschewske
president@rochesterrhapsody.com
Program VP -- Barbara Miers
Membership VP -- Heather Cornwell
Music VP -- Janine Schindler
Secretary -- Melanie Billings
Members at Large --
Cathy Woodlock, Tori Christiano,
Lisa Twitchell & Rosalie Farley

Parliamentarian -- Peg Williams
Executive Treasurer -- Ann Christiano




Music Team

Director -- Sue Melvin
director@rochesterrhapsody.com


Lead Section leader -- Lisa Twitchell
Tenor Section leader -- Wordene Day
Baritone Section leader -- Kathy Dickson
Bass Section leader -- Shirley Flint
Board of Directors Music VP -- Janine Schindler




Rochester Rhapsody’s Director, Sue Melvin, developed a love of barbershop music at an early age as a member of a local children's barbershop chorus at age 8. She joined Rochester Chorus Sweet Adelines when she was 22 and is now a dual member of both Harmony Incorporated and Sweet Adelines International. In addition to directing Rochester Rhapsody since 2007, she has been the front-line director for Rochester Chorus of Sweet Adelines since 1996.

Sue is also an active chorus and quartet coach, and educator, in all three barbershop organizations. Sue has competed as a quartet singer in all 4 voice parts, and has been an International quartet qualifier in 3 different parts. Currently, she competes in 2 quartets:

● Baritone in Running with Scissors (Region 16 Sweet Adelines medalist and international qualifier)
● Bass in FUSION (3-time Harmony Inc. Area 3 champions and multi-time International medalists) www.fusionqt.com

In her 'other life' Sue’s proudest accomplishments are her 3 children: Troy, Diana and Danielle. Sue and her husband Greg (Lindamood) live in Rochester.


Alfred

Alfred Singer, Rochester Rhapsody's Retired Mascot


Alfred A. Singer became a member of Rochester Rhapsody in 2010 when he first heard the chorus singing, the now cult-favorite tune, "Alfred Alligator" about his adventures as a young hatchling. He has been an active participant since, taking part in many rehearsals, guest nights, shows, and even competitions, where he is always present to cheer us on.  Alfred grew up in the swamps of South Florida and transferred to Rochester to be closer to his Rhapsody family. 

Alfred leads a vagabond lifestyle by taking turns staying with various chorus members and traveling around the United States with them.  Alfred is an active sports enthusiast and prides himself at being an expert water-skier. He also enjoys watching professional sports and has been to a number of minor league stadiums. He most recently was spotted at the opening weekend festivities at Yankee Stadium. Alfred has even been on the field at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington , TX , having had his picture taken in a famous quarterback's locker.

Finally, Alfred is an avid runner, having completed two charity races this year and with more planned.Alfred's other interests include gambling (he loves local casinos and has also tried his luck in Vegas), pretty ladies, adult beverages and of course music. He's even been on stage with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, where he helped lead the Christmas Pops Concert. There are many pictures on Rochester Rhapsody's website of him enjoying himself thoroughly in these activities.

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