Sweet Adelines International: sweetadelines.com Over 70 Years of Sisterhood. Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1945, Sweet Adelines started as a small group of women who loved to sing. Since then, it has evolved into an organization that spans the globe connecting nearly 21,000 singers around the world in song. We're dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing our passion for music and empowering our community in every area of their lives.
Today's Sweet Adelines sing exciting a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style. The music includes special arrangements of classic ballads, contemporary songs, popular show tunes and mainstream music. Members say that singing the powerfully balanced sounds of barbershop harmony provides a rich, rewarding experience.
Mission Statement Elevating women singers worldwide through education, performance, and competition in barbershop harmony and a cappella music.
Pacific Shores Region 12: sairegion12.org/ The Sweet Adelines choruses of Region 12 welcome you to come, visit and sing with us. Our choruses and quartets love to entertain by putting on musical events each year for the community, our friends, and families. They put on local shows and performances, send "singing telegrams" on holidays, and bring music to retirement homes, nursing homes and civic events all during the year. Sweet Adelines International Region 12 includes Northern California, Northern Nevada, Southern and Oregon and Hawaii.
There are over 20 choruses in Region 12 and an even larger number of quartets. These groups strive for singing and performing at the highest level possible, and to that end choruses and quartets compete annually at a Regional Convention, usually held in late April or early May in the Reno, Nevada area.