Meet Chance Barbershop Quartet

Chance! enjoys the opportunity to sing anytime, anywhere (well almost anywhere)!  We have had our share of "unique" experiences and look forward to even more!

Four part barbershop and traditional harmony are what brings us together. Friendship and the love of singing keeps us inspired.

"Chance made us sisters, Hearts made us friends" unknown

Chance Barbershop Quartet

The members of Chance! are all members of Edmonton's multi-award winning “Alberta Heartland Chorus” of Sweet Adelines International.

Sandee Blackburn

  

Sandee Blackburn - Lead

Sandee is Chance's fabulous lead!  Joining Chance! in the summer of 2007, Sandee has "fit right in" and we LOVE her!
Sandee is a soloist at church and for weddings, sharing her beautiful voice and charming and bubbly personality.

     
tina

 

Tina Aseltine - Bass

Tina is Chance!'s incredible bass!  She jokes that she never gets any words but she is the foundation of Chance! and whether she is Doot Dooting or Bum Buming her rich warm voice is a pleasure.  Tina has been very supportive of the "barbershop world" in her 20 years with Sweet Adelines.  Tina is the Bass Section Leader, choreographer and member of the Chorus Vocal Production Team and Music Team.  She is also been active in the Sweet Adeline Region Management Team for Region 26 and was the Travel/Meeting Co-ordinator for 8 years.

     
lil

 

Lil Fedechko - Baritone

Lil has only been singing barbershop since the spring of 2003 but has been thoroughly bitten by the barbershop bug.  Lil is the section Leader for the Alberta Heartland Chorus baritone section and stepped up to the "mic" to replace sister-in-law Helen Alain as Chance's new baritone early Aug 2005.

     
carolyne

 

Carolyne Saumer - Tenor

Carolyne has sung barbershop for almost 25 years!  Her love of music and especially a capella harmony connected her with her farmer/musician/teacher hubby who formerly sang barbershop as well.  Carolyne has been very active in the choruses she has belonged to from administrative to choreography and as Assistant Director. Sharing music and performing are a passion and the joy of singing and the friendship with Tina, Lil and Sandee in Chance! is truly a wonderful part of quarteting.

     

Chance Barbershop Quartet Testimonials 

2008 Luminaria: 

"We were completely delighted by your group - and feedback has been wonderful. I think it was the perfect fit for the evening... I could hear you from most parts of the garden when you were singing, and when your group was on break there were spontaneous clusters of carollers around the firepits - I'm sure inspired by your group.

Thank you so much for being here!"

Kerry Mulholland, Devon Botanical Garden


Singing Valentines:

"It was quite a surprise to see you yesterday morning and a very pleasant surprise. We had no idea what your group were up to but it was great.  Our conceptions of 'barber-shop' singing were based on a very few occasions that we heard on radio many years ago and I must say they were quite pityful to listen to and so we avoided any further exposure to again hear this type of singing.

Your group's performance certainly changed our mind, it was great and everybody that was there were all very impressed. Your choice of selections and your presentation was right on, even today we again heard people talking about it. Thank you and the other 'Gals' from all of us here."

Yvette & Albert


"It was great, those ladies can really sing.  Elaine was teary eyed, and Elaine's Mom really enjoyed it.  I hear Alison spent the day on the phone to friends and relatives about it she was so excited. Mike is pleased because now he's "Golden" in Ali's books."

Wayne Kinsella - Sundance Builders


I just wanted to send a little thank-you out. Janet called and said your group was absolutely terrific! She really enjoyed her surprise, and the others in the office had a lot of fun with it as well.   I will definitely be recommending you to my friends and co-workers.  

Thanks again!

Jill

Chance Barbershop Quartet Photo Gallery

Here is a photo gallery of some of our most memorable performances: