Martini is extremely excited and proud to have been crowned the 2012 International Quartet Champions at the 65th annual Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition held October, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Martini is having a fantastic time getting to know people all around the world!
Martini’s members are scattered across North America. Lead Michelle Little is from Atlanta, Georgia, and sings here with Song of Atlanta Show Chorus. Baritone DeAnne Haugen is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tenor Corinna Garriock, along with Shannon Harris, bass, are both from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
All four singers are long-time members of Sweet Adelines International and active in their choruses, regions and in international programs. Among other things, Corinna is an Approved Candidate Judge in the Music category; Michelle followed her mother Portia’s footsteps, winning gold on the 40th anniversary of the Bron’s Tones quartet win; DeAnne is a multiple-gold medalist as a front row singer with the International Champion Chorus, Melodeers: and Shannon is a two-time Queen of Harmony, having won her first crown with Brava, the 2004 International Quartet Champions.
The women of Martini continually strive to be the very best at what they do, Their championship is based on hours of personal rehearsal, a perpetual willingness to grow as musicians and performers, and a deep love of barbershop. Martini is a “gentle democracy”, grounded in mutual respect and equal contribution by all. Uproarious laughter is a regular feature of Martini rehearsals and they wouldn’t have it any other way!
Martini performs and teaches at events throughout the year, including regional events, educational seminars and chapter shows around the world. Please visit www.martiniquartet.com for more information about upcoming appearances or to hire us for your own event. Be sure to keep your glass perfectly chilled and visit our site often to see what’s new and freshly shaken with Martini!
2012 Internationall Quartet Champions