Touché is the 2013 Sweet Adelines International Champion Quartet.

Patty Cobb Baker, tenor,  is a professional voice teacher and vocal coach, embarking on the career in 1996 after a 14-year stint as a business analyst with NASA. She is a 31-year member of Sweet Adelines International (SAI), has earned regional championships singing both lead and tenor, and is the tenor of the 2013 SAI Championship Quartet, Touché. Patty is the Education Coordinator for the SAI Champion Harborlites Chorus, dances on their energetic front row, and was Chapter President when the chorus earned their first International championship. Patty currently serves on the Sweet Adelines International Board of Directors and is the International Treasurer. She also serves on the International Nominating Committee and the Editorial Review Board, and is a member of the International Faculty.

Gina Baker, lead, has been around barbershop music her whole life! Yep, she is what they call a Barbershop Brat! She became a member of Sweet Adelines in 1993 and is currently a member of the Toast of Tampa Show Chorus where she serves on the management team and dances in the front row! Gina also sang with Jan in Jackpot!, SAI three-time Silver Medalist Quartet. She is a member of the Region 9 Education Faculty and also coaches several regional quartets and choruses. Gina is married to Jeff, and they make their home in Tampa, Florida with their daughters Lauren and Lisa. She works as a registered nurse at Tampa’s St. Joseph's Hospital in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In her spare time, Gina loves to read, golf, and spend time with her family.

Kim Chadwick-McCormic, bass, has four children and five grandchildren. Her career is in the medical field, specializing in Compounding Pharmacy and Nutritional Education and Marketing. She sings with the Pride of Portland Chorus, the same group of women for the last 25 years! Kim has sung in several quartets that competed on the International level. They include Razzcals, ACT IV, and Out of Bounds. Her favorite past times are race walking events, cycling, coaching choruses and quartets and, most importantly, playing “domestic goddess” in her back yard with her family and friends.

Jan Anton, baritone, got her start in Sweet Adelines in 1979 as a member of the Melodeers Chorus. She won the International Chorus Championship in 1994 with the Melodeers in Reno. Not only did she win a gold medal, she also married Jerry (Gina's Dad) that very same day! Jan has a wealth of quartet experience, competing at the International level for 25 years. She was the Baritone of Jackpot!, SAI three-time Silver Medalist Quartet. Her husband, Jerry, is also a barbershopper and has always been Jan's biggest supporter. They recently moved back to Illinois where Jan has rejoined the Melodeers Chorus.

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The Melodeers Chorus
P.O. Box 2112
Northbrook, IL 60065

Phone: (708) 522-6600
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Rehearsal is each Wednesday, 7:30-10:30 pm, at Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Road, Northfield, IL 60093

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