MAY 8th, 2023 - The award-winning San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will host open auditions on Wednesday, May 24th from 6:45 PM - 9:45 PM. The chorus performs 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.
The event, which will be hosted in Room #207 of the Casa Del Prado Building in Balboa Park, offers an overview of the vocal assessment and audition process. Women and non-binary treble singers of all musical backgrounds are welcome. Interested singers are encouraged to RSVP to reserve a spot.
Guests are encouraged to participate immediately in the Chorus warmup and rehearsal process. The evening also includes a private vocal assessment, a brief performance and an educational breakout session. Visitors receive details about the year-round soft audition process, membership, and history about the San Diego Chorus and Sweet Adelines International. Singers who successfully complete the audition process are paired with a chorus mentor and have the support of a year-long Rookie program designed to help singers build relationships and navigate their first year of membership.
"The San Diego Chorus provides musical education, coaching and skill development that helps singers grow as musicians, performers and competitors," says Musical Director Kathleen Hansen. "We continuously strive to improve our contest program and expand our repertoire in preparation for upcoming performances."
The organization is received a score of 674 in the Region 21 Contest. This score earned them 2nd place and merited a Wild Card Invitation from parent organization Sweet Adelines International. and accepted a Wild Card invitation to compete internationally in Kansas City in 2024. recently awarded a score of 674 in the Region 21 Golden West 2023 Contest, which took place in Albuquerque, NM. This noteworthy score earned them Second Place within the Region. The San Diego Chorus now awaits the outcome of Sweet Adeline's Regional competitions worldwide in hopes that this score will merit an invitation to compete internationally in the Spring of 2024,
"Right now is the ideal time to begin our audition and membership process," says Hansen. "Doing so ensures your involvement in our next cycle of vocal and performance coaching, shows and competition."
The San Diego Chorus recently celebrated it's 70th anniversary. The organization is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Membership is open to women and non-binary treble singers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community and people of varied religions.
Marina Hayden serves as Membership Chair for the Chorus. As a 29-year member of the San Diego Chorus and bass of SoloVoce, the 2023 Region 21 Quartet Champion, Hayden brings both history and heart to her role.
"Guests arrive so excited about singing and learning more about our unique musical genre - something that we love to see," says Hayden. "What often surprises them are the life-changing relationships that naturally evolve with Chorus membership. Our musical family is like no other! We go out of our way to help each other succeed ... musically and in life. People come for the singing and stay for the friendships."
If you would like to learn more about singing with the award-winning San Diego Chorus, RSVP for the May 24th Open House to learn more and begin your audition process.
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 non-binary treble singers 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.
The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is an award-winning chorus performing 4-part a cappella harmony in the barbershop style.