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Penna-Fores

Penna-Fores

Lead: Shirleyann Quigg. Tenor: Linda Koval Showers. Baritone: Roberta "Bobbie" Comb. Bass: Betty Tracy Clipman.

The Penna-Fores, including sisters Shirleyann and Betty, had competed internationally nine times before winning and continued to entertain audiences until their retirement in 1985, capping a 15-year career. Betty explained their philosophy after the 1980 contest: "We love singing and do everything we can to improve our skills, but as long as we are making progress musically, the fun we have is worth the work. We have used competition as a learning experience, never allowing placement in contest to destroy the enjoyment of singing together." Betty has stuck by that philosophy throughout her Sweet Adeline career, which includes two terms as international president of the organization (1991-93). As former director of Vienna-Falls Chorus in Virginia, Betty is another of the seven Sweet Adelines to win gold medals as both a quartet member and chorus director. Betty also directed the Houston Horizon Chorus for many years and is currently leading The Woodlands Show Chorus in The Woodlands, TX.

1980 - Sweet Adelines Queens of Harmony