Who's Who

Our Director

Kat Britt knew she wanted to sing barbershop when she saw The Buffalo Bills in the movie "The Music Man". She joined Sweet Adelines Intl in June 1996, singing in her first chorus AND her first quartet!

 

Now she sings with Harmony Celebration Chorus and directs Jersey Harmony Chorus, both in Sweet Adelines, and sings baritone in Champagne Alley Quartet in Harmony Incorporated and Sweet Adelines.

 

​In 2012, Kat won Region 15's Novice Director award.  In 2016 she led the chorus to a second place win in the Small Chorus division and became a Harmony 500 Director. At the 2017 competition, under Kat's direction, Jersey Harmony placed second again in the Small Chorus category, and also took home the Most Improved Chorus award.

 

Our Management Team

LEFT TO RIGHT:

Kat Britt, Chorus Director

Carole Auletta, Membership

Sandra Hoedemaker, Communications

Meridith Dudzinski, Performance

Diane Trampe, Finance

Alice Tempel, Team Coordinator

Sarah Ringer, Secretary (Absent)

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Our Chorus

LEAD                                  BARITONE                    BASS                            TENOR

 

Meridith Dudzinski          Carole Auletta             Anita Barry*               Diane Trampe*

Sandra Hoedemaker       Gail Bruno                   Melissa Forbes           Laura Transue

Judy Katz                           Sarah Ringer                Karen Kumpf             

Maina Shaevitz                 Gretchen Zimmer       Janet Long          
Sarita Shaevitz                

Alice Tempel*

                                                                                                                

 

* Baritone Section Leader  - Kat Britt, our Director

Our Quartets

Champagne Alley Quartet

Baritone - Kat Britt
Lead - Sharon Ehrisman
Bass - Shayna Atkinson
Tenor - Stephanie Brictson
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Harmonics Quartet

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Baritone - Georgette Crystal
Lead - Susan Schuman
Bass - Karen Kumpf
Tenor - Sarah Coffin

Yearly Accolades

Director's Choice Award

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Director's Choice Alice Tempel (Right)

Rookie of the Year and
Sweet Adeline of the Year

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Rookie of the Year Janet Long (Left)  and
Sweet Adeline of the Year Alice Temple (Right)

​​ MEMBER OF NOTE

Sarita Shaevitz -2020

As you look across the front row of Jersey Harmony’s risers, there are, of course, smiling faces.  You may pause when coming upon Sarita Shaevitz, always bright, energized, and exuding friendliness!  For Sarita, this is not just a “show” face.  Her warmth and positive attitude are constant and contagious and come from within.  As a member of Jersey Harmony’s lead section, she is diligent in being performance ready and participates in many events throughout the year.

 

Sarita lives in Princeton with her very musical family, husband Josh, teen daughter Maina (also a JHC member) and son Rishi.  The entire Shaevitz family often support Sarita and all the JHC members, sharing their musical talents in a variety of ways. 

Despite a demanding career, a frequent traveler, and very active family life, Sarita fills the roll of many JHC tasks.  Each week she prepares an informative and attractive “Hot Sheet”, our chorus newsletter.  She is quick to offer to host special chorus events at her lovely home and often gives technical assistance such as hosting Zoom meetings. 

We are grateful and privileged to have Sarita as part of the JHC family and so pleased to honor her as our 2020 Member of Note!

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