About Golden Apple Chorus
The GOLDEN APPLE CHORUS of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus of women singers of all ages, from all walks of life. Our members live in Westchester and Putnam counties. The chorus performs exciting “a cappella” musical arrangements in four-part barbershop harmony.
Our musical director is Dr. Anastasio "Stash" Rossi, of Katonah, NY. Stash is formerly the Coordinator of Music for the Mount Pleasant School District in Thornwood, NY. He is also Associate Director and baritone for the Westchester Chordsmen of the Barbershop Harmony Society (formerly SPEBSQSA).
The GOLDEN APPLE CHORUS was founded in April 1969, and is committed to educational and artistic goals through musical entertainment. We are affiliated with the Westchester Arts Council.
Our purpose is to make an important contribution to the community and each other, while perpetuating the uniquely American art form of barbershop harmony. We perform an extensive and varied repertoire. Our music comes from Broadway shows, movies, the land of Jazz and blues, the Big Band era and popular modern tunes. The chorus is available to entertain at local events, including fundraisers, conventions, birthday parties, holiday gatherings, community events and more.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
CompetitionIn the spring of every year, our chorus participates in the Region 15 chorus competition in Albany, NY. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. Click here to learn more.
The GOLDEN APPLE CHORUS is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
September 17, 2014
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
Want to sing with a group of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs with great harmony? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
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What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.