The plunge into competition quartet territory is nothing to be taken lightly. It is totally different from performing in the chorus setting where many voices build upon each other to achieve a rich full sound. In a chorus, you are surrounded by artful singers all working together. In a quartet,...more
What a ride! Last October, AJoy had an amazing experience in Las Vegas, co-representing Region 13 on the International stage. That was my fourth International experience, second with AJoy, and while I knew intellectually we had plenty of room to grow and learn, it still felt pretty rock solid....more
I've been told that I cannot continue to call myself a newbie so I will champion my right to call myself one of the elders (age-wise) which can’t be disputed.
I have sung all my life in different types of settings but have never, ever been required to sing while doing choreography. The...more
In October, 2017, Ajoy "rocked" the stage at SAI's 2017 International Competition in Las Vegas. Our hard work paid off as Ajoy placed a very respectable 15th out of 33 competing choruses. We sang "In the Wee Small Hours" and "Rock This Town" during the Semi-Final Chorus Competition. Then took...more
A cappella Joy was thrilled to send 54 members to sunny Spokane last month for our annual Regional Competition. Each singer rocked the day in a purple glitter costume, with eye-popping make-up, and sporting a Victory Roll hairdo reminiscent of a 1940's telephone...more
Ajoy will take the stage at the 2017 International Competition in Las Vegas representing Region 13 as a Wild Card competitor!
Each year, the winning chorus in each region automatically qualifies to compete in the prestigious International Competition for...more
Mildred (third from the left), with chorus director Nikki (far left), and other guests attending an AJoy rehearsal--most are members now! Mildred joined the chorus in 2016 and will be attending her first Sweet Adelines regional convention this April! Here, she reflects on her experiences so...more
Four quartets from a cappella Joy spread out across the Puget Sound region and made phone calls to more distant locales, spreading Valentine cheer far and wide. The happy recipients enjoyed an unexpected song or two then went on with their day, perhaps with a catchy tune in their head and a...more
We had a wonderful time at the Greenlake Pathway of Lights. It was windy and cold. The song board was blown away in the middle of the performance. It was not actively raining, but the grass was wet from the rain, and there were big puddles hiding in the dark. But it was beautiful! Luminaries...more
AJoy had a great time singing on the Redmond Town Center stage during last weekend's Redmond Lights Festival. The audience, the festive mood and the touch of chill in the air were all just right. As a bonus, the announcer mentioned that it was his birthday, so of course we sang him the...more
On a cloudy October Tuesday, amidst nonstop construction noise from nearby backhoes and dump-trucks, singers from AJoy performed at the Anchor Flats groundbreaking ceremony for new low income housing in South Lake Union. Five of us performed the Sesame Street favorite, "Who Are the People in...more