Welcome to Sweet Adelines Australia

We are the Australian region of Sweet Adelines International: Region 34 – the Southern Cross Region.

Sweet Adelines International is an independent, non profit music education association and is one of the world’s largest singing organisations for women, boasting 23,000 members (in 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets) worldwide.

We are committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, competition and performance.

Our vision in Australia is to be the leading musical organisation for Australian women.

Education. Competition. Performance. Fun.

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Singing across Australia. Every week.

Experience the spirit of harmony

About 1400 women singers across Australia meet regularly in Sweet Adelines Choruses to learn, practice and enjoy being part of a thriving music community.

If you’ve ever considered joining a choir, then we invite you to join the fun, friendship and harmony of an a cappella chorus!

What is a cappella?
A Cappella means singing without instruments (so no piano accompaniment). We sing four part, unaccompanied, close harmony mostly in the barbershop style and mostly songs from 20th (and 21st!) century popular music.

A cappella music can be sung by a quartet, with each singer singing her own part, or by larger groups of anything up to 200 singers – still singing in four parts.
Barbershoppers do more than just sing…we entertain!

With colourful costumes and expressive choreography, we like nothing more than strutting our stuff for a wide range of audiences.

Visit the Join Us and Find Us tabs to discover how you can join or find a chorus near you.

Congratulations to our Australian Regional Contest Winners 2018

Every year in May, some of our choruses and quartets get together to compete in our annual convention. In 2018, the convention was held in Hobart.

  • 1st Place Quartet
Debacle Quartet
A Cappella West
  • 1st Place Chorus
A Cappella West Chorus
Brindabella Chorus
  • 1st Place Div AA (31–60 singers)
Brindabella Chorus
Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus
  • 1st place Div A (18-30 singers)
Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus

Congratulations to our International Contest 2018 representatives

Each October, the winning Chorus and Quartet at our Regional contest go on to represent us at the Sweet Adelines International Convention.

The 2018 contest will be held in St Louis, Missouri, USA from 15-20 Oct 2018.

Debacle Quartet
  • 1st Place Quartet in Region 34
Debacle Quartet

Our 2018 Regional Quartet Champions from Canberra, ACT.

Endeavour Harmony Chorus
  • 1st Place Chorus in Region 34
Endeavour Harmony Chorus

Our 2017 Regional Champions from Sydney, NSW.

Circular Keys Chorus
  • 1st Place Div A in Region 34
Circular Keys Chorus

Our 2017 Div A Regional Champions from Sydney, NSW.

Upcoming Events

In addition to our annual convention where choruses and quartets compete to be regional champions, we hold workshops and other performance and educational opportunities for the singers in our region.

Sweet Adelines International Convention St Louis 2018

Whether you’re in St Louis or sitting here at home, be part of the Region 34 Aussie Rah-Rah Party as it happens on Facebook Live.

Tue 16 Oct:

8.30am (ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC);
8.00am (SA);
7.30am (QLD);
5.30am (WA)

Click here to go to the Sweet Adelines Australia Facebook page right now!

St Louis 2018 International Convention

15-20 Oct 2018
The America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome
St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Visit www.sweetadswebcast.com  to catch all of the action from St. Louis

Hobart 2019
Regional Convention

16-19 May 2019

Directors’ School 2019

Thu 17 Jan – Sun 20 Jan 2019
at The St Joseph’s Centre, Baulkham Hills, NSW

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