Chicago Fire

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Chicago Fire is Sweet Adelines International's 1995 International Quartet Champion.


Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Amy Brinkman
  • Lead: Dani Avalos
  • Bari: Bon Pressley
  • Bass: Bonnie Fedyski

Original Tenor: Helen Giallombardo. Helen left prior to Regional Contest 1990 and was replaced by Amy Brinkman, youngest sister of Bass, Bonnie Fedyski. With the Wild Card position for International Contest 1990, Amy competed at International and won her crown without ever winning a Quartet Regional First place medal.

Original Baritone: Joan Melling (Lead of The Tiffanys). Joan left after Regional Contest 1990 and was replaced by Bonnie (Big Bon) Pressley 12 weeks before International. With the Wild Card position for International Contest 1990, Bon competed at International and also won her crown without ever winning a Quartet Regional medal of any kind.

Contest Placement

Internationals

1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
>20 11th 6th 4th 2nd 1st

Regional (R03)

  • 1989 1st - all four original members
  • 1990 2nd - with Amy Brinkman on Tenor

Regarding Regions: After the 1993 contest in Indianapolis and a second place finish, lead Dani Avalos left the Chicago area to return to her "home state" of California in Region 11 territory. The quartet rehearsed by getting in early or staying late after shows they had booked, or by bringing Dani to the Chicago area for an all-weekend rerhearsal.

Recordings

  • Chicago Fire, our self-titled first recording released on audio casette, later retitled A Lovely Way when released on CD.

Song Titles:

  • Christmas by The Fire, the cozy way to spend the holidays!

Song Titles:

External Sites


Sweet Adelines International - Queens of Harmony
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