Lizzie Green's blog
Student- and graduating- singers are invited to keep their singing skills sharp this summer with Toast of Tampa Show Chorus! After just one visit you'll sing four-part acappella harmony, learn smart singing techniques, and have fun! Bring a friend, and make new ones! Come and enjoy an outstanding singing experience!
Congratulations to Gina Baker who was presented with our annual Sweet Adeline of the Year award last night! Gina is a member of our music staff, serving as a section leader, associate director, and a front row performer! Many know her as the Lead of regional champion Viva quartet, or as International Queen of Harmony from Touche quartet, but she also 'champions' Toast of Tampa Show Chorus every day, as a role model, motivator, educator, and cheerleader!
Toast of Tampa Show Chorus was awarded first place in the Coastal Harmony Region competition, held April 2018 in Daytona Beach, FL. The win qualifies the chorus to compete September 2019 in Sweet Adelines International's annual contest in New Orleans, LA. Currently, we are the reigning 4th place international finalist chorus.
We are pleased to announce the 2018 Standing Room Only annual show, for one performance only, Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 PM at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa FL featuring guest performers "Main Street" and "The Buzz" quartets on SRO 2018!
"Main Street" quartet is the 2017 Barbershop Harmony Society Champion Quartet, with Toast of Tampa Master 700 Director, Tony DeRosa. "The Buzz" quartet is the 2003 Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet, making one of their last appearances before retiring after an unprecedented 15 year reign as world-wide performers and educators.
We are gearing up for this year's Sweet Adelines regional chorus contest, Saturday, April 14th in Daytona Beach, FL. Our goal is to qualify for the opportunity to represent Coastal Harmony Region 9 at the 2019 Sweet Adelines International chorus contest at the 75th Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA. Several chorus members will represent Toast of Tampa in the quartet contest, Friday, April 13th. Tickets will be available at the door prior to each contest. Details about the times, venue and webcast information can be found at www.coastalharmony.org. Hope to see you there!
Time has flown since we returned from the Sweet Adelines International Convention and Contest in Las Vegas, NV in the fall of 2017. The road to this contest was an exciting journey and we are ever grateful to our leaders, coaches, families, and fans for their love and support! We left our hearts on the stage and met our number one goal which was to touch the audience with our music. We were delighted to be in the company of such powerful and artistic performances by winners North Metro Chorus, and finalists Lions Gate Chorus and The Melodeers Chorus. They continue to inspire us to pursue musical excellence.
It is with great pleasure that we congratulate our Musical Director Tony DeRosa and his quartet Main Street on their win of the Barbershop Harmony Society's 2017 International Quartet Contest! Main Street has been delighting audiences for the last seven years with dazzling performances that uniquely blend a mix of the very best of the barbershop sound, comedy, a little soft shoe and signature boater hats and taps. Main Street reinvents the sentimental history of barbershop with modern interpretation and style. And, these guys share a history as real life Disney Dapper Dans, with Tony still that group's musical director (in addition to the Disney Voices of Liberty, various Disney musical projects, and the a capella sensation, Voctave).
2017 Standing Room Only (SRO) will feature the wildly popular a cappella sensation, Voctave ! Toast of Tampa Show chorus is pleased to share the stage with this dynamic group of singers and is proud to claim three of these singers in our midst every week including Musical Director, Tony DeRosa. Voctave has become a YouTube sensation with sparkling renditions of Disney classics and other popular tunes. You will not want to miss this spectacular event. It is sure to sell out quickly so get your tickets today.