The Four Bettys are the 2008 Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet. With a combined 40+ years singing and numerous national and international awards, they share a passion for performing. The Bettys just love an audience, and have enjoyed a wide variety of performance situations including concerts, barbershop chapter shows, special events, serenades, or even drive-by singings. The Bettys have sung for audiences in Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Nevada, Kansas, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Florida, Canada, Maryland and can soon be seen in Oregon, California and Hawaii. Last May, the Bettys had the rare honor of headlining a show at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Members: Wendy Ahlgrim-Bellandi, Lynda Keever, Cori Albrecht, Heather Mears
Four Bettys: Betty Holidays
Bettys tenor Joan, lead Lynda, baritone Heather and bass Cori placed 7th at the 2004 Sweet Adelines Internationals in Indianapolis, 3rd in Detroit in 2005, 2nd in Las Vegas in 2006 and finally won Gold in 2007 in Alberta, Canada! "Betty Holidays" is a generous Christmas collection of 17 tunes, including three nice Hanukkah songs, "Eight Candles," "Hanukkah Medley" and "Chanukah, O Chanukah." There's a lot of favorite carols here, "Joy to the World," "Coventry Carol," "Carol of the Bells," "Carol Medley," "Pat-a-pan" and "Go Tell it on the Mountain." Pop favorites include "Winter Wonderland," "Do You Hear What I Hear," "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Peace on Earth/Drummer Boy Medley." The Bettys are all about sweet harmonies and great entertainment, and there's something on "Betty Holidays" for everyone - enjoy!
Four Bettys: Betty or Not, Here We Come
With a combined 80+ years singing, Four Bettys has paid their dues bigtime. In 2004 they placed 7th in the world at the Sweet Adelines International Competition in Indianapolis, and, like cream, rose steadily to the top: 3rd Place in 2005, 2nd Place in 2006 and not surprisingly, at the 2007 Calgary Convention they were named 2008 Queens of Harmony! "Betty or Not, Here We Come" is a "Best of" collection, so it's hard to pick favorites among these 13 cuts. The Motown standard "Get Ready," the traditional favorite "Danny Boy," the sweet, nostalgic "Pooh Corner," the a cappella chestnut "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," the pop hits "Here's That Rainy Day," "So Much in Love" and "Don't Rain on My Parade;" and Barbershop winners "I Told Them all about You/You Dear Medley" and "I Love You Truly;" and the Spiritual medley "Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone." Four Bettys is all about sweet harmonies, lovely leads, strong arrangements-in short, great entertainment!
Four Bettys: Four Bettys
Third in 2005, second in 2006 surely this fabulous quartet are the next heirs apparent to the Queens of Harmony crowns. And how worthy they are is clearly demonstrated on this fine recording as the ladies are in top form as they sing some classic barbershop songs along with some vintage jazz gems. Made up of members of the Melodeers and the Choral-Aires Sweet Adeline choruses the quartet members Lynda, Joan, Heather and Cori fine individual voices blend in great harmony with a spirit that shows why we love female barbershop singing so much. This recording should be in all fans collections.
Four Bettys: Good Queen Fun
Chicago-based Four Bettys' first step onto the Sweet Adelines International Stage in 2004 in Indianapolis turned quite a few heads when they placed 7th. In Detroit in 2005 they took 3rd, in Las Vegas in 2006 they won 2nd, and in Alberta, Canada in 2008 they were crowned SAI Champions! The 13 songs on "Good Queen Fun" show us why. The Bettys, with a passion for performing and a combined 40+ years singing, are a joy to listen to! Some favorites are "Wonderful Day/Zip a Dee Do Dah Medley," "Come Fly with Me," "Spreadin' Rhythm Around," "Dr. Jazz/Land of Jazz Medley," Chicago's "Saturday In The Park," "My Melancholy Baby," "Gospel Medley," "This Is Some Lucky Day" and "Who I Am." With their solid harmonies and leads, the Bettys are all about great entertainment, and we're sure you'll enjoy this strong collection from one of Sweet Adelines' elite groups!