1997 Harmony Sweepstakes Bay Area Regional

Bay Area Champions


The SoVoSó repertoire consists of original compositions and other songs that present a global perspective, from Afro-Latin idioms to traditional jazz choral arrangements. Five SoVoSó members (Rhiannon, Joey Blake, Melanie Rath, Nicolas Bearde and David Worm) are alumni of Bobby McFerrin's a cappella choir, Voicestra, performing with him until 1993. Sunshine Garcia is the group's most recent addition, joining in 1995. As SoVoSó ("from the Soul to the Voice to the Song"), the ensemble has continued to pioneer new horizons in improvisational vocal performance. According to the San Jose Mercury News, "The extraordinary richness and brilliance of this virtuoso vocalism lifts you into a special realm."

1st Place: SoVoSo
2nd Place: +4db
3rd Place: Sweet Deliverance
Audience Favorite: +4dB
Best Original Arrangements -

Best Original song



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