Christine Smolcic, LEAD
Kirsten Evenden, TENOR
Shirley Nicholson, BARITONE
Rosanna Duffy, BASS
Representing Heart of the Island and Pacific Edge Choruses
What a journey it has been! Out of the Blue all started when Shirley (the baritone) and Rosanna (the bass) decided they wanted to try some quarteting some years ago. They roped in a lead and then through some acts of trickery, and refusing to take no for an answer, got Kirsten (the tenor) on board. We sang in this configuration for a year before our original lead had to step down... so in true Out of the Blue fashion we surprised Christine (our lead) into singing with us on a spur of the moment and we have been together ever since!
When it comes right down to it we are just four women who enjoy having a fun time together! Through laughter and song we support one another, and enjoy challenging each other to be the best versions of ourselves! We feel very bless to have the benefit of gleaning tips and tricks from the wonderful Pacific Edge Chorus, the support of our sisters in harmony at Heart of the Island chorus (which is where the four of us originally met!), and coaching from Audrey Hinksman (former Director of Heart of the Island Chorus), Lisa Hood (Barbershop Goddess and Bass of NOISE), and Alex McDonald, Director of The Tidesmen Chorus.
2019 was our first time on the contest stage and while nerves run high and the competition was steep, we were so very excited to be crossing the stage with so many amazing singers, sharing our love of harmony together!!! We are Sweet Adelines!