History and milestones

1999

Quartet of Nations Region 31 established

2004

First time breaking the 600 score at regional convention – Lace City with 611, Eu4ia UK with 610

2005

First issue of the Harmony Rag published

2007

Alyson Chaney of Lace City receives the Ann Gooch Award at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Calgary; she also became a member of the International Faculty – the first person in the region to be qualified

2009

Valerie Taylor of Vocal Dimension became a qualified Sweet Adelines International judge in the sound category – the first person in the region as well as outside North America

2011

Anne Cargill of Aberdeen receives the Ann Gooch award at the Sweet Adelines International convention in Houston

Milltown Sound was the first small chorus from the region to qualify in the Harmony Classic contest in the Sweet Adelines International Convention – they placed 5th

2012

Finesse placed 10th in the quartet contest of the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Denver – first quartet from the Quartet of Nations Region 31 to finish in the top 10

Anne Cargill of Aberdeen was first appointed to the International Board of Directors – the first person in the region to become a member of the overall governing body of Sweet Adelines International

Finesse in Denver 2012

2013

Finesse finished 4th in the quartet contest of the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Hawaii – first quartet from the Quartet of Nations Region 31 to finish in the top 5

Elaine Hamilton of Chapter-at-Large receives the Ann Gooch Award at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Hawaii

Fortuity was awarded the International Novice Quartet in Hawaii

Finesse in Hawaii 2013
Elaine Hamilton with Ann Gooch

2014

Vocal Dimension placed 2nd in the Harmony Classic contest of the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Baltimore – the highest placement to date in the Harmony Classic contest; the chorus also won the Most Entertaining Chorus as selected by members of the audience

Finesse finished 3rd in the quartet contest of the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Baltimore – the highest placement to date in the International Quartet Competition

Vocal Dimension in Baltimore 2014 © Read Photography
Finesse in Baltimore 2014 © Read Photography

2015

DaleDiva placed 2nd in the Harmony Classic contest in the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Las Vegas – the highest placement to date in the Harmony Classic Division AA contest

2017

Forth Valley Chorus placed 11th in the chorus contest of the Sweet Adelines International Convention in Las Vegas – the highest placement to date in the International Chorus Competition

Jenny Lawson, founder of Surrey Harmony, receives the Ann Gooch Award at the Sweet Adelines International convention in Las Vegas

2018

Valerie Taylor, director of Vocal Dimension Chorus, receives the Ann Gooch Award at the Sweet Adelines International convention in St Louis

No Borders Show Chorus wins the Most Entertaining Chorus award in the Harmony Classic contest as selected by members of the audience

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