Grand Rapids Chorus - Sweet Adelines is a group of women singers, who meet regularly to rehearse, learn, perform, and have fun. We currently have over 60 members of all ages and all walks of life. This fantastic chorus has been singing for audiences in Michigan, and all over the world, since 1951.
The Grand Rapids Chorus a part of Sweet Adeline's International, This is a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances.
The chorus is also a part of Great Lakes Harmony Region 17, which covers southern Michigan, northeastern Indiana, northern Ohio, a small piece of northwestern Pennsylvania and a portion of the state of New York.
The Grand Rapids Chorus - Sweet Adelines loves to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at an annual competitions. We may be available to sing at your next function or event! If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Book Us section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. We also bring in outside "coaches" and have educational oppotunities from both our Region and International organization.
In the spring of every year, Grand Rapids Chorus - Sweet Adelines participates regional competitions. Region 17's competition is currently held in Cleveland, OH and provides a chance to compete against our sister choruses in the region. Click here to learn more.
Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. Click here to learn more.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Grand Rapids Sweet Adelines currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
Grand Rapids Sweet Adelines is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 26,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The organization features more than 1200 registered quartets and 600 choruses. Chartered chapters are located in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Wales and most of the 50 states in the United States. Sweet Adelines' headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Rehearsals - Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 7495 Cascade Road, Grand Rapids, MI
We rehearse on Monday nights from 7:00-9:30. Visitors are welcome, and we encourage you to drop by! See the home page for updated guidelines for in-person rehearsal.