Brava!

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Brava! is Sweet Adelines International's 2004 International Quartet Champion.


Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Sandy Robinson
  • Lead: Lynn Gerard
  • Bari: Elaine Cotton
  • Bass: Shannon Harris


Contest Placement

Internationals

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
21st 9th 7th 4th 9th 15th 15th 16th 8th 2nd 2nd 1st

Regional

Recordings

Tickled Pink (2004)
All Aboard for Dixieland
Fly Me to the Moon/East of the Sun
I Will Love You 'Til the End of Time
You Don't Want Me Anymore
La Vie en Rose
How Do I Love Thee?
Without a Song
Toot, Toot, Tootsie
One More Contest
Sweet Adeline
I've Got You Under My Skin
And So It Goes
Brava! (2001)
Good Old A Cappella
Angry/Bill Bailey Medley
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Royal Garden Blues
Embraceable You
Namedroppings
Guess Who I Saw Today
A Tree in the Meadow
Alabamy Bound/Albama Jubilee Medley
Kiss Me One More Time
Since You've Been Gone
Toot, Toot, Tootsie
This is the Moment

Extended History

A spirited and fun Sweet Adelines quartet, Brava!, formed in 1989 in Vancouver, BC, almost immediately became the highest-ranking Canadian quartet ever, placing in the top 10 at International 6 times, grabbing Silver in Portland, Oregon in 2001, and finally winning the coveted Gold in Phoenix in September of 2003.

The first thing that Brava! did after being home for only 2 weeks from Phoenix was get back on a plane and fly to the U.K. where they spent 2 weeks touring Scotland, England & Wales, serving as Teaching Faculty & Coaches for the UK Sweet Adelines.

In 2004, their "reigning" year, they appeared on many shows, including Masters of Harmony in Southern California, Heralds of Harmony in Tampa, FL, The Buckeye Invitational in Columbus, OH, Coastline Show Chorus in Providence, RI, and Pride of Portland in Oregon, to name just a few.

They also represented Sweet Adelines International by appearing on the World Harmony Jamboree at the Barbershop Harmony Society International Convention in July of 2005 in Salt Lake City, where they saw their friends, Realtime, win the world championship!

The highlight of Brava's performance career, though, culminated with the SAI Cruise-In-A-Chord in February of 2006, which was a week-long Caribbean Cruise, sponsored by Sweet Adelines.


Individual Histories

Brava! consists of 4 Canadian girls who, between them, have over 70 years of singing experience, 4 husbands, 9 children, 2 step children, 5 cats, 1 dog, and many wonderful friends, family members and coaches who fully and enthusiastically supported their journey to becoming International Champions. Besides their obvious love of singing, these four women are great friends who share a personal bond, a beautiful musical blend, and laughter that can bring down the house.


External Sites


Sweet Adelines International - Queens of Harmony
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