Region 21’s ConTempo quartet has decided to retire.
Originally formed circa 1995, the group won two first-place medals in Region 21 and placed 11th, 10th, and 8th internationally during their heyday. They regrouped in the fall of 2012 after performing on a reunion show and decided to reform. They again won the Region 21 contest in 2013 and placed 2nd in 2014 with a score of 621.
They write – “And so it goes, and so it goes…… ConTempo is bidding a fond farewell. Dayle Ann and Margaret are ‘retiring’ from quartet life…for now. It’s a bittersweet decision to make, no matter how logical and appropriate it might be. Karen and Debbie, on the other hand, are quartet ‘shopping’ and will no doubt be back in the swing of things very soon!
It will take some time for each of us to adjust to life without ConTempo, but our many years together, the craziness of quartet life, and our long-time friendship will forever be with us.
To Region 21, our choruses, coaches, our families, and the many friends we have made through the years (on and off the stage!). Your love, support, and encouragement will always be priceless to us. Thank you for the memories!
Margaret ~ Dayle Ann ~ Debbie ~ Karen