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GQ is the 2012 Sweet Adelines International Rising Star Champion. They were the SAI Region 19 quartet champions in 2013, 2014 and 2016, when they scored a record-breaking 669/800.

Quartet Members

Winning Members:

  • Tenor: Amanda McNutt
  • Lead/Baritone: Ali Hauger
  • Baritone/Lead: Katie Gillis
  • Bass: Katie MacDonald

Contest Placement


2013 2014 2016 2017
17th 11th 7th 5th

Regional (R19)

2013 2014 2016
1st 1st 1st

Rising Star


In addition to their success in Sweet Adelines International, GQ have won numerous other awards, including two for Best Original Arrangement for their arrangement of Timshel (National Harmony Sweepstakes and Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes in 2012). They won two 2013 ACA Awards for Favourite Barbershop Group and Favourite Group without Vocal Percussion.

Their first album, GQ, won them a 2013 Barbershop Barbie Award and two 2013 CARA Awards (for Best Album and Best Barbershop Song for Ebb Tide).

In 2015 they won their second Barbershop Barbie award as 'Most Likely to Succeed'.


  • GQ (2013)
  • GQ II (2016)

They were also featured on the BOWA compilation album, the Voices Only III compilation album, the Sing 10 compilation album, and Instant Classic's albums Instant Classic and Start of Something Big.

External Links

Sweet Adelines International - Rising Star Champions
1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017