San Diego, CA, May 10, 2022 – The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is pleased to announce their 2022 annual show, ”A Wonderful Day.” The performance will take place live at the Patrick Henry PHAME Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 21st at 7 p.m. The show will feature a diverse collection of new music as well as old favorites from the chorus, single and double quartets, a silent auction, and memorabilia exhibits.
In 2021 the Chorus celebrated its 70th anniversary and was honored with a Proclamation from San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria. Although their official 70th anniversary event was postponed by the pandemic, the chorus is excited to celebrate the milestone now with their first live show in over two years.
“This show is the culmination of hours of virtual and in-person rehearsals,” says Master Director Kathleen Hansen. “It is a joyous celebration of musical milestones and memories that give us an opportunity to share our love of music through live performance.” said Hansen.
The repertoire of the San Diego Chorus is diverse and spans multiple decades. Show attendees will enjoy classic a cappella barbershop songs juxtaposed with more familiar, contemporary numbers including songs from The Greatest Show, the Beatles, Journey, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Juice Newton and more.
In addition to performances by the San Diego Chorus, several award-winning quartets will be featured throughout the evening. Included among them is Solo Voce, 4th place award-winners within Region 21 of Sweet Adelines International. The highly competitive region spans Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii.
“Even when we were unable to meet in person, our commitment to musical excellence remained alive and well,” says Kathleen Hansen. “Over the last two years we’ve expanded our musical repertoire and released a steady stream of singles and virtual shows. Our singers are delighted to debut these new numbers for a live audience.”
Doors to “A Wonderful Day,” will open at 6 PM, and guests are encouraged to arrive early and shop the silent auction. Winning bids support the San Diego Chorus in fulfilling their mission of musical education, leadership development, youth outreach, local performance and regional and international competitive presence. The auction will feature a broad selection of items and experiences to bid on.
Guests may also explore a special exhibit of Chorus memorabilia, medals and costumes collected over the organization’s 70 years of award-winning performances.
Tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased online.
ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO CHORUS
Founded in 1951, the San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a highly trained and talented group of women who sing four-part harmony arranged in the barbershop style. Twice named International Chorus Champion of Women’s Barbershop Harmony, the San Diego Chorus strives to entertain in many musical genres along with its signature vibrant choreography. Led by Master Director and Sweet Adelines International Faculty, Kathleen Hansen, the San Diego Chorus is dedicated to local entertainment and offering women and other marginalized genders opportunities for musical and personal growth. They welcome all singers regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression who share a love of music and dedication to musical growth. The Chorus meets weekly in Room 207 of the Casa del Prado in beautiful Balboa Park. Rehearsals are open and interested singers are always welcome. Additional information can be found online at SanDiegoChorus.org.
ABOUT SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL
Sweet Adelines International is a musical force in the United States and around the world. The organization is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma where it was founded in 1945. This nonprofit music education organization is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women, encompassing more than 25,000 members, 1,200 registered quartets, and 600 choruses in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Wales. More information is available on the International Web site by visiting SweetAdelines.com.
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus performing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.