We are part of an independent, international non-profit organization for women of all ages interested in singing a cappella four-part barbershop harmony. International membership exceeds 30,000.
What do Sweet Adelines do?
We Sing! Each member belongs to a chapter and here in Lincoln County ours is the Oregon Coast Chorus. We rehearse once a week and produce one or two formal shows per year. We also participate in Regional Competitions which are held each year in the Spring.
As a service organization, we entertain at civic events, charitable functions and social events throughout the county. Musical education is a major function.
Here we are singing at the opening of Relay for Life in Newport, 2010.
What is Barbershop Harmony?
It is unaccompanied vocal harmony produced by four voices called lead, tenor, baritone, and bass. Our director, Paula Dahl, will help you find the right part for your voice.
What if I don't read music?
Our chorus incorporates many learning styles into the process of note learning: section rehearsals, audio tapes & CDs, and private sessions if desired. Many in our chorus do not read music but are able to learn the music by the above mentioned methods.
Can I afford to join?
There are dues involved since we are part of an international and regional educational network. Local dues are minimal and there is a one-time costume rental fee. Half-price youth memberships and scholarships are available.