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
We are so proud of Frenzy!!! They were crowned 2017 Queens of Harmony at last week's Sweet Adelines International Quartet Contest in Las Vegas.
Congratulations to Lead Nikki Blackmer (Ajoy's Master Director), Bass Judy Pozsgay (Ajoy member and coach), Baritone Anne Downton (Master...more
Ajoy gathered at Seatac Monday afternoon to give our Frenzy "Queens of Harmony" a royal welcome home! Judy Pozsgay and Nikki Blackmer were each greeted with their own special Welcome Song, lots of cheers, tears and hugs! (Some of us even got to try on Judy's crown!)
Thanks to all who...more
Surprise your sweetheart with a singing valentine from an AJoy quartet!
We will be delivering valentines Friday, February 12 from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday Feb. 14 from 10 am to 8 pm. You can send a serenade to work, home or a restaurant in the Seattle and greater Eastside area. Along...more
Saturday evening members of a cappella Joy huddled happily under a tent on a rainy evening and sang for people passing along the Redmond Lights Festival luminary walk. Many people stopped to enjoy a song or three of our holiday repertoire, and we were pleased that so many folks braved the wet...more
Congratulations to AJoy director, Nikki Blackmer, and the rest of Frenzy Quartet for placing SECOND in the WORLD at the SAI International Convention in Las Vegas on Friday, October 9, 2015 and for winning the MOST ENTERTAINING QUARTET TROPHY (to the surprise of absolutely no one!). Word from...more
In the world of Sweet Adelines, there are some things that just cannot be explained to those outside it. Like those few expectant moments before a performance, waiting for that curtain to go up and that thrill of sharing our gift with our fans. A cappella Joy got to...more