In addition to chorus participation, chorus members voluntarily form quartets to pursue another avenue of their hobby of singing barbershop harmony. Participation in a quartet provides a unique opportunity for four singers who share similar interests with respect to their goals and development as a musical, performing unit.

Quartetting is a great way to improve your vocal development, not to mention your self-confidence, and did you know you can even get paid?! 

Currently the Chorus has two auditioned quartets available for performances. 

L'Attitude



Tenor: Carolyn Duggan
Bass: Virginia Humphrey-Taylor
Lead: Toni Griffith
Baritone: Patrice Driver



L'Attitude Quartet are members of various Sweet Adeline Choruses situated throughout the country. Carolyn Duggan (Tenor) and Virginia Humphrey-Taylor (Bass) are both from Christchurch City Chorus, Patrice Driver (Baritone) is from Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus and Toni Griffin (Lead), lives in Gisborne and sings with Bella A Cappella Chorus in Keri Keri.

Getting together is a challenge when they live so far apart, but these woman have achieved success through their passion for singing, dedication to independent vocal work and monthly weekend rehearsals.
L'Attitude will represent New Zealand at the International Sweet Adeline Quartet Competition in Las Vegas in October 2017.


Results:
  • Region 35 New Zealand competition results:
  • 2017 – 1st place (613 points)

Aftershock!



Tenor: Jane Martin
Bass: Hazel Hay
Lead: Cat Hay
Baritone: Sue Davis



Formed in Christchurch in September 2010, in 2011 Aftershock! came second in the Region 35 competition. Later in the year the quartet represented New Zealand at the international semi-finals in Houston. They achieved a creditable 35th place out of the 50 regional winners eligible to participate. Their Lead, Catriona Hay, at age 16, is thought to be the youngest Lead to have sung in a quartet semifinal. Wildcard for International in Las Vegas 2016.

Results:
  • Region 35 New Zealand competition results:
  • 2017 – 2nd place (603 points)
  • 2016 – 2nd place (607 points)
  • 2015 – 2nd place (578 points) and Most Improved (increase of 62 points)
  • 2014 – 4th place (516 points)
  • 2013 – 4th place (566 points)
  • 2012 – 2nd place (590 points)
  • 2011 – 2nd place