“Once you’ve heard the ‘ring’ of a four-part barbershop chord, you’ll never forget the experience,” says San Diego Chorus Director Kathleen Hansen, a Sweet Adelines International member for more than two decades. “A cappella singing is an art form that helps musicians develop a complex skillset that often starts with enjoying the rich sound of vocal harmony.”
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International celebrates a 70+ year history that includes two international championship titles and a multitude of regional competition medals. At first glance, its 80+ singers reflect a broad demographic spectrum in terms of musical background, education and age. The deep bonds within the chorus are immediately evident, and a closer look reveals many compelling reasons that membership has been growing steadily in recent years.
Beyond the documented wellness benefits of choral singing, many musicians describe a cappella singing as a transformational art form and a lifelong journey.
The Top Twelve Reasons to Join the San Diego Chorus
1. We are connected!
Togetherness is everything for us: building friendships and sharing laughter, music, and experiences.
2. We are always changing!
Development is ongoing for personal musical growth, from the technical to the artistic.
3. We get creative!
Creativity is innate to our self-expression through innovative costuming, choreography, and scripts.
4. We all belong!
With everyone included, belonging and diversity are respected and encouraged.
5. We love the spotlight!
Performances and community outreach help us share our joy and music with all kinds of audiences.
6. We feel good!
The health benefits abound, with emotional and physical outlets that help lower stress and promote overall well-being.
7. We learn constantly!
Each rehearsal or personal practice is an exploration in education; our director, chorus, and regional and international organizations provide special workshops, vocal instruction, and educational events.
8. We are going places!
Adventures always await us, with annual activities, both local and with regional, national, and international travel.
9. We use “quartet” as a verb!
We sing four-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style, either individually or in a section, including opportunities to participate in quartets in regional and international competitions.
10. We span decades!
Not only is our chorus 70+ years old, we enjoy and benefit from a multigenerational influence among our members.
11. We lead the way!
Leadership opportunities - building confidence and skills - are available for every member, and the chorus enjoys bringing new ideas to the Sweet Adelines International organization.
12. We support each other!
Generous support at all stages of membership, from our Rookie Team to Emeritus status, is key, as well as our contributions as a non-profit organization benefitting musical education for young singers.
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San Diego, CA 92163
Region 21 Golden West
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On Site::6:45 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
TEMPORARY REHEARSAL SITE
2650 Melbourne Drive (rear lot)
San Diego, CA 92123