Great Lakes Harmony Region 17- Live WebcastRegion 17 is pleased to announce our third annual webcast for the 2018 Competition! Follow the buttons to view the webcast archives from the quartet and chorus competitions on May 18-19, 2018. The webcast is free and donations are gratefully accepted so we can continue to offer this to our community. 

On this page you will see links to all of our competitors and their stage times and information about this year's webcasters. 

Donations are accepted for this webcast by using our Pay Pay link -- found on this page. You do not need to be a member of Pay Pal to send us a donation. You can view the archive with the links below:


Quartet Contest Webcast


Chorus Contest Webcast


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Quartet Competition Times: Friday, May 18th

While we would love to have you stay for the whole contest, please allow yourself extra time before and after the listed on stage time of your favorite quartets and choruses so you don't miss them!

Emcee starts at 3:50pm EDT

Tenacious (mic testers) On Stage: 4:05pm
Party Favors On Stage: 4:16pm
Fast Forward On Stage: 4:27pm
3MP (open division) On Stage: 4:38pm
Red Blend (open division) On Stage: 4:52pm
Shimmertones On Stage: 5:06pm
Anything Goes (open division) On Stage: 5:17pm
Sticky Notes On Stage: 5:31pm
Savvy 4 (open division) On Stage: 5:42pm
Stand by Me On Stage: 5:56pm
Sidekicks (open division) On Stage: 6:07pm
Note to Self  On Stage: 7:00pm
Glimmer On Stage: 7:11pm
Sublime On Stage: 7:22pm
Sounds Familiar On Stage: 7:33pm
Wicked On Stage: 7:44pm
.CALM On Stage: 7:55pm
Intrinsic On Stage: 8:06pm
Resolution On Stage: 8:17pm
Fusion On Stage: 8:28pm
And So It Goes Withdrawn
TGIF On Stage: 8:39pm
Surefire On Stage: 8:50pm

The quartet competition will have a 30 minute Intermission from approximately 6:25-6:55pm and will have additional performances by the outgoing champions and the Encore Club after the last contestant has competed. The awards ceremony will follow after that.

Chorus Competition Times: Saturday, May 19th

Emcee starts at 11:50am

Greater Harmony (evalulation only) On Stage: 12:05pm
West Shore On Stage: 12:17pm
Coldwater Withdrawn
Indi-Anna On Stage: 12:29pm
Pride of Toledo On Stage: 12:41pm
City of Flags On Stage: 12:53pm
Lake Ridge Legacy On Stage: 1:05pm
Voices in Harmony On Stage: 1:17pm
Mid-Lakes On Stage: 1:29pm
Dogwood Blossoms On Stage: 1:41pm
Grand Rapids On Stage:  2:25pm
Sounds of Pittsburgh On Stage: 2:37pm
Battle Creek On Stage: 2:49pm
River Raisin On Stage: 3:01pm
Little River On Stage: 3:13pm
Flagship City (open division) On Stage: 3:25pm
Greater Cleveland (open division) On Stage: 3:40pm

The chorus contest will have a 30 minute intermission from approximately 1:50-2:20pm. After the last contestant, there will be a short stretch break followed by a performance from the outgoing champions and the announcement of the awards.

Our Webcasters

Quartet Webcast
Our quartet webcasters are well known to members of Region 17. 

Maria Christian

Maria ChristianMaria is entering her 16th year with Sweet Adelines International. She has held many positions at the chorus level including board member, section leader, costumer and PR chair. Maria is a certified front line director with Region 2’s Song of The Lakes Chorus. In addition to directing, she holds quartet championships and International appearances with 4-Shore, In Voice and Region 17’s Naturally. Maria’s current quartet Cantina Vocal Project recently took 4th place at the Region 25 competition. 

Maria enjoys coaching choruses and quartets and spreading the gospel of barbershop singing. Currently she serves on SAI’s Diversity and Inclusion task force. Her claim to fame is singing on the International stage with Shoreline Sound Chorus, Spirit of Detroit, Great Lakes Chorus and Scioto Valley Chorus. It is with the support of her husband Mark and son Szanto that she feels she is able to pursue her passion for music and singing. And with God all things are possible.

Please welcome, Maria Christian.

Dawn Livingstone

Dawn LivingstoneDawn found Sweet Adelines in September of 1994 or shall we say Sweet Adelines found her!  She has been a dedicated chorus member ever since, singing lead in the Greater Cleveland Chorus.  She is a past president and has been an active board member, section leader, marketing chair, choreographer, costume committee and currently serves as the performance coordinator. She also served on the Region 17 Board of Director’s and also many years on the regional convention committee. Dawn has also enjoyed singing lead in chapter quartets, Note-Ability, Dolce and Final Call. She also held dual membership with Flagship City chorus for a year.

Dawn has dedicated the past 19 summer vacations to volunteer with the Singing Buckeyes Harmony camp, serving youth from ages 13 to 19 and the past two years adding college age campers 19-25.  She has served as a member of the teaching quartet, camp counselor, women’s head counselor, quartet coach and college camp RA. She has also been the DJ for the camp dance night for the past 12 years. Her current endeavors include working with Ohio Harmony Explosion camp (OHX).

In her “real” life, Dawn lives with her father and their cat Shirley. Recently she worked in financial services. She owns her DJ company “For A Good Time Call…Entertainment” and is a Tupperware consultant. Her newest endeavor is an Uber driver!

Please welcome, Dawn Livingstone

Maria and Dawn will be joined by Jean Flinn, Master Director of the Greater Cleveland Chorus.

Jean FlinnJean Flinn grew up in a barbershop home, and she sang in her first barbershop quartet when she was in 2nd grade. She became a member of Sweet Adelines International in 1974 when she joined the Village Belle Chapter. She has also been a member of the City of Flags Chorus. She has been a board member, a section leader, an assistant director, and an associate director. She has directed the Chippewa Valley Chorus, the Cuyahoga Valley Chorus, and is currently the Master Director of the Greater Cleveland Chorus.

Jean is a Certified Music Arranger, and is currently the Arranger Education Specialist for Region 17. She is also the Music Arrangements Coordinator for Sweet Adelines International. She has taught arranging classes, music theory classes, and Finale (music software) Classes at the regional level and at International Education Symposiums. She has also coached many quartets and choruses.

Jean is a retired music educator. She and her husband, Doug, have three children: Melissa, Ryan, and Kelley, and two granddaughters: Eleanor and Margaret. Melissa is an active member of Sweet Adelines International in Region 9.

Please welcome, Jean Flinn.

Chorus Webcast
Our chorus webcasters are also familiar to Region 17. Most recently, they were half of Region 17's past champion quartet, Naturally Quartet.

Amy Ringley

Amy RingleyA Sweet Adeline for 25 years, Amy is an Associate Member of the Greater Cleveland Chorus/Region 17, and Dual Member with International medalists, Scioto Valley Chorus/Region 4.

Having achieved the status of “Approved Director” in the SA International Director Certification Program, Amy is currently serving as Co-Director for The Region 17 Encore Club.

At Harmony weekends, she enjoys meeting with members of the Region while conducting PVI’s (Private Vocal Instruction) and coaching new Quartets. She has represented Region 17 at Sweet Adeline International Conventions with Regional Quartet Champions Park Avenue, Sundance, B.L.A.K. Velvet, and Naturally.

In Her professional life, Amy serves as an Activity Director for older adults adapting to Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairments…she and husband “Timman” reside in Massillon, Ohio with 100lb. “Ellie”… their three year old Golden Lab.

Please welcome, Amy Ringley.

Kathy Fazekas

Kathy FazekasKathy Fazekas has been a Sweet Adeline since 1976 when she joined Cleveland East Suburban (CES) Chapter.  She has been a member of Friendship VII Chorus in Region 4, Maple Mountain Chorus, Region 17, and is a charter member of Greater Cleveland Chorus in Region 17 where she sings today.  She became a dual member of Scioto Valley Chorus (4th place International medalists) in Region 4, in 2010, and will be competing with them this fall at International contest in Las Vegas.   

Kathy has been involved in Sweet Adelines both musically and administratively.  She has held every chorus position EXCEPT treasurer and has served on Region 17’s Regional Management Team. She is a past Regional Team Coordinator and is currently the Team Secretary. Kathy has served as the quartet promotion coordinator for Region 17 and was a member of the regional education committee for many years. She serves as the vice- president of the Encore Club, Region 17’s regional quartet champ organization.  Kathy is a 10 time regional quartet champ having competed at the International level with Park Avenue, Sundance, BLAK Velvet, and Naturally quartets.  She can’t imagine her life without Sweet Adelines and all the wonderful friends she has made along the way.

Please welcome, Kathy Fazekas.

Amy and Kathy will be joined by Ruth Bates:

Ruth Bates found Sweet Adelines 7 years ago, and has not looked back!  Ruth is the President for Pride of Toledo Chorus,  She sings Lead in .Calm Quartet and is our the current Region 17’s Director of Membership in the Regional Governance Pilot Program.

Ruth serves on her chorus music  team as a Lead Section Leader. Watching her section grow and improve brings great joy!   Membership retention and growth is a passion for Ruth , since finding Sweet Adelines, and knowing what a difference it has made in her life – Sharing that with everyone she meets is her mission.  Ruth loves to travel and Sweet Adeline’s has provided multiple opportunities to see the world. 

Ruth works as a Dental Office Manager in Westlake Ohio.   She lives in Elyria with her music  teacher husband Jeff and son Ryan.  Daughter Nicole lives outside of Orlando where she works for Disney.

Ruth states she truly joined for the harmonies…but has stayed for the friendship….just can’t imagine a life without Sweet Adelines.

Please welcome, Ruth Bates.


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