SEPTEMBER 20, 2022 - The award-winning San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International wants your voice to be heard. The Chorus, a 4-part a cappella harmony group singing in the barbershop style, invites interested singers to join them on October 5, 2022 from 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. to learn more about the vocal assessment and audition process.
The San Diego Chorus is looking for women and non-binary singers of all ages and backgrounds who love to sing to experience the joy of performing and competing in 4-part a cappella harmony.
"Singing regularly has so many proven benefits to health and well-being, I encourage everyone to consider it,” says Master Director, Kathleen Hansen. “The San Diego Chorus welcomes singers of all experience levels. Our soft audition process is self-paced and very approachable, providing singers with customized support and resources every step of the way.”
Guests at the October 5th event receive a private vocal assessment and are paired with a chorus ‘buddy’ who sings the same voice part. Visitors are encouraged to participate immediately in the warmup and rehearsal process, which includes an educational breakout session about a cappella singing and how barbershop fits into the genre. Guests also receive details about the audition pathway, history about the San Diego Chorus and Sweet Adelines International, and more.
"San Diego Chorus membership provides growth and skill development as a musician, performer and competitor – we strive to continuously improve our contest program, review our existing catalog of music as well as learn new music in preparation for upcoming performances," said Kathleen.
The San Diego Chorus celebrated its 70th anniversary during the pandemic. Since it was founded, the organization has won more regional and international awards than any local sports team.
Marina Hayden, Membership Coordinator, Chorus and Solo Voce Quartet member says, “I believe there are many singers who long for the type of rich community that our chorus offers, but have been unable to find it in other outlets.”
Interested singers are invited to learn more, RSVP and connect with the San Diego Chorus New Member Team at https://www.sandiegochorus.org/open-house-rsvp.html.
ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO CHORUS
Founded in 1951, the San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International performs award-winning, four-part harmony in the barbershop style. Twice named International Chorus Champion of Women’s Barbershop Harmony, the nonprofit performing arts organization entertains 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 education, entertainment and competition. The Chorus welcomes women and other marginalized genders who share a love of music and dedication to personal and musical growth regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression. Rehearsals are held weekly on Wednesday evenings in Room 207 of the Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park. Additional information can be found on their website 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, http://www.sweetadelineintl.org.
San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
P.O. Box 33365, San Diego, CA 92163
619-796-5162 – www.sdchorus.org
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus performing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.