A Cappella Journey
- Lead: Pat Keen
- Tenor: Diane Sengstacke
- Bass: Beth Rupert
- Baritone: Carol Klein
A Cappella Journey Quartet formed in Spring of 2017. We found ourselves often singing together in small groups with the Upper Chesapeake Chorus. One day we were warming up for one such performance and we all looked at each other and said, hey we should form a quartet, and so we did.
First order of business was to choose a name, no easy feat. First we had to make sure the name was not already registered with Sweet Adelines International. Who knew there were so many registered quartets? We researched our list of names, and miracle of miracles agreed on a top three. We knew ACJ was the right name because life is a journey and singing barbershop together is our A Cappella Journey.
Outside of the chorus the four of us have been, or still are business professionals. Pat is a semi-retired HR professional, Diane is part of Sengstacke and Evans Law Firm and also her own title Company, Home Title Inc. Beth is enjoying retirement and works part time for Diane. Carol is an IT professional, programmer/analyst for Data Processing Solutions.
One stipulation when we formed ACJ was that we would not be a competing quartet. That being said we still have high standards and have had several coaching sessions with our chorus director Vickie Dennis. We enjoy performing together and try to sing as often as possible.
Our performances have included: HDG Candlelight Christmas tour, National Anthem for charity golf events at Maryland Golf and Country Club, National Anthem for Aberdeen Ironbirds, Chesapeake Cancer Alliance kickoff event for Festival of Trees and of course performances with the Upper Chesapeake Chorus.
To book ACJQ for your event please contact: Diane Sengstacke email: [email protected]