Alaska Adelines! Award-winning women’s chorus Alaska Sound Celebration seeking international fame

Updated: Oct. 25, 2023 at 4:59 PM AKDT
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Dave and The Allgood News visited Alaska Sound Celebration’s last practice here in Anchorage before they head down to the Lower 48 for an international competition. The state’s premier women's a cappella chorus heads to the 2023 Sweet Adelines International Competition in Louisville, Kentucky, later this month. With 16,000 members, Sweet Adelines is one of the world’s largest singing organizations for women. The Anchorage-based Alaska Sound Celebration chorus earned its spot on the international stage after taking first place overall in the Sweet Adelines North by Northwest Region 13 chorus competition last spring. A total of 42 local singers will travel to the international competition, which takes place October 30 through Nov. 4, where they will compete with 32 other choruses from across the globe. Under the direction of Peggy Benton, they will perform a two-song set in the semifinals on Nov. 2 with the hope of making the top 10 finals round on Nov. 4. "There are hundreds of choruses worldwide so just being able to perform at the international level makes us winners," Benton said. Alaska Sound Celebration is no stranger to the international competition, having won regionals and secured a spot in the contest a total of seven times. At the international competition, the chorus representing Alaska has placed as high as 13th in the world. For more on Alaska Sound Celebration : Facebook & Instagram. or/ Email Dave Allgood :