Power Chords

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You might think the members of this fun-loving quartet couldn't possibly take themselves too seriously... and you'd be right!  But, with each of them having extensive singing and performing experience, they do take their harmonies seriously! 


Sue Melvin (Baritone) is a second-generation barbershopper and has competed in quartets at the international level in three different voice parts. She is Director of Rochester Chorus (Sweet Adelines) and Rochester Rhapsody Chorus (Harmony Inc.), and also sings bass in FUSION, 6-time Harmony Inc. international medalists. Sue has 3 children and lives in Rochester, NY.


Rosalie Mattison (Lead) is new to the barbershop scene, but is an experienced singer and performer.  She toured the world for 5 years with Young Americans, an international music outreach organization where she met her husband, Jake, and moved from Canada to Buffalo.  She met BGC’s director, Di Porsch, and the rest was history:  She’s hooked on barbershop!


Cindy Rivera (Bass) has come back into Sweet Adelines after an extended break, but she’s no stranger to quartet singing having been on the international competition stage in Daybreak quartet (with Molly) and also in Harmony Fever, Vocal Motion, Onyx and Rapture quartets.  She’s happy to be with Power Chords and to be back on the Buffalo Gateway Chorus risers.


Molly Rowland (Tenor) is former Master Director of Buffalo Gateway and honorary life-time member of the chorus. She has competed on the international stage many times with quartets (ModificationsRBQ ConnectionDaybreak, Diamond Jazz), twice placing in the top 10.  She has 3 children and 6 grandchildren, and lives in East Aurora, NY with her husband David.