Valley Forge Chorus is truly proud to have three outstanding quartets associated with our chorus. Each are excellent singers and entertainers suitable for any occasion...
Mosaic Quartet of Sweet Adelines International
Mosaic Quartet is the 2017 3rd Place Sweet Adelines International Quartet in Region 19.
With over 100 years combined barbershop singing and performing experience, Mosaic Quartet is an award winning a cappella quartet associated with the Sweet Adeline’s International Organization. They enjoy the thrill of providing elegant and memorable entertainment and have performed for public and private events, assisted living communities, Christmas parties, and barbershop chorus chapter shows.
Shayna Atkinson (bass):
Shayna discovered barbershop in 1996 while working out at a local YMCA, where she stumbled upon a front row rehearsal. She has been a member of Hickory Tree Chorus ever since that time. Shayna is a member of the HTC Music and Performance Team and also makes learning tracks, primarily for the chorus director's (Carolyn Schmidt's) arrangements. She lives in Berkeley Heights, NJ with her husband Jim and two teenage daughters, Amanda and Jessica. Shayna has a Masters in Computer Science and has been a stay at home mom since 2002. She is involved in her church and is a little bit of a foodie and wine snob.
Stephanie Brictson (tenor):
Stephanie has been a Sweet Adeline for over 27 years. She is the Master Director of the Jersey Sound Chorus and the Musical Director of the Bucks County Country Gentlemen Chorus. Previous quartet experiences have awarded her 4 Regional Championships. She is a 2nd generation barbershopper and has been singing along with her father for over 50 years. Stephanie is most proud of her two sons, both gifted musicians and both 3rd generation barbershoppers. Stephanie lives in Quakertown, PA and works as a Research Administrator at Temple University. Outside of barbershop, Stephanie’s hobbies include...well? There is no life outside of barbershop, is there?
Jenn Fox (baritone):
Jenn is one of the three barber-brats of the quartet and has been singing in Sweet Adelines since 1995. Jenn lives in West Chester, PA and is quite the beer connoisseur. If you know anything about barbershop, you know that it cannot be sung without a baritone, although it’s been tried.
Debbie Kirsch (lead):
Debbie learned of barbershop harmony at about age 5 when her dad started singing barbershop in a small chorus on Guam. She has been a Sweet Adeline since 1986. Currently singing with the Valley Forge Chorus, Debbie is a member of the Marketing and Visual Teams. Debbie lives in Lansdale, PA with her high-school sweetheart husband, Steve, who is also an award winning barbershopper. They have two sons. The oldest attends Penn State University. She works for Johnson & Johnson as an Executive Assistant and loves to be outdoors.
Audacious Quartet is a registered quartet with Sweet Adelines International based in Region 19. When deciding on a name for the quartet, Katie, Dani, Ashlee, and Maria simply Googled "synonyms for sassy." All members of Valley Forge Chorus, the quartet formed in January 2014 and competed in their first regional contest in April of the same year, winning the Novice Quartet Award. Although they are fairly new to barbershop, Audacious Quartet is looking forward to seeing where the journey continues to lead.
As their journey continues they would love to perform for your event so please don't hesitate to contact Dani Japhet at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WATCH OUR AWARD WINNING PERFORMANCE HERE~~Valley Forge Chorus proudly received Atlantic Bay-Mountain Region 19's 2017 1st Place Chorus and 2017 1st Place Mid-Size Chorus medals! They will represent Region 19 ... more