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Sea Belles Announces Barbershopper of the Year at Board Installation Dinner




Jane Trites Left and Cindy Mayo Right holding Barbershopper of the Year award, March 2018

SAINT JOHN, NB – April 16, 2018 – Sea Belles of Harmony, Inc., Saint John’s ladies’ a cappella chorus, recently held a weekend music retreat with cerified Singing Judge Wendy McCoole. The highlight of the weekend was the presentation of the Barbershopper of the Year Award. This year the award was presented to “two women who stood out to the membership as women who went above and beyond , making sure our chorus was happy and thriving,” states Susan Ingraham, outgoing president and last year’s recipient of the award.

Presenting the award to eight year member Cindy Mayo, Ms. Ingraham had this to say, “This lovely lady is the total epitome of above and beyond being a Sea Belle. As Costume Chair Cindy ensures 50 women look fabulous for every performance and competition, always working her magic with a smile.”

Quispamsis resident Ms. Mayo quoted the Harmony Creed in her acceptance words, ‘Harmony from our hearts as well as voices, Affection for each other oft expressed, Radiant with our love of barbershop…. ‘, stating, “Being part of a group of almost 50 women who take these words to heart is reward in itself! To be voted as one of only two Barbershoppers of the Year by this group of women who exemplify this creed, is pretty special! My heart is full!”

The second recipient Jane Trites was recognised by Sea Belles’ president for her role as Performance Coordinator. “Jane took her job to a whole new level, keeping the chorus well informed of upcoming performance details. Additionally, her recommended Safety Protocol, more Ergonomic rehearsal space and initiative in arranging a beautiful painted wall mural by local artist, Abi Reinhart, created a better rehearsal space for the whole chorus.”

Ms. Trites reflected on the experience with these words, “This specifically engraved trophy reminds me that it’s not about singing only but more importantly, the community, friendships and shared experiences along the way.” Kingston resident and retired Kennebecasis Valley teacher Jane, is a 20 year member of Sea Belles Chorus. Here is Jane’s Full Thank You

Full Press Release, April 13, 2018

2018 Barbershopper of Year Sue Ingraham Announcement Sue 

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