Contact: Andrea Chertkow
Business Development Coordinator
San Diego, CA, January 13, 2021: The award-winning San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International wants you to shine in 2021. The Chorus is hosting their Winter Open House, virtually on January 27, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PDT. The event, "New Year, New Start, New You" will be held via Zoom. Visitors may learn more and RSVP at SanDiegoChorus.org/SING.
The San Diego Chorus is looking for all women and other marginalized genders from all walks of life who get joy from singing and performing.
Master Director, Kathleen Hansen, says, "Although we are physically separated we continue to meet and rehearse virtually and develop our musical skills. We’ve adapted our auditioning process, developed alternative fundraising methods, and have created memorable virtual performances."
Last month, the San Diego Chorus debuted their first virtual concert “Wish You Were Here” which garnered praise from all over the globe.
Their performance of “Every Woman’s Song,” a collaboration gifted to the Chorus by renowned musicians and songwriters Janis Ian and Angela Aki has drawn a lot of media attention, including a spotlight television and online piece on CBS 8 feature The Zevely Zone in San Diego.
Marina Hayden, Membership Coordinator and Chorus Member says, "The beginning of the new year is the best time to give another chance to your neglected talents. Let yourself sing! Our chorus allows members to learn, grow, challenge themselves and be a part of a singing family."
The night will be structured much like the weekly "ViRehearsals" and will include an educational breakout session for guests including an explanation of what a cappella singing is, and how barbershop fits in the genre; information about Sweet Adelines International and competition; questions answered regarding voice parts, and more.
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 of all ages opportunities for musical and personal growth. They welcome all women and other marginalized genders, regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression, who share a love of music and dedication to musical growth. They meet virtually on Wednesday evenings until it's safe to return to the in-person rehearsals in the Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park. Additional information can be found on their website at www.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.
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San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International
P.O. Box 33365, San Diego, CA 92163
619-796-5162 – www.sandiegochorus.org