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.

Recent News

We were proud to be represented at the 15th World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne in April 2017.

Sweet Adelines Australia presented our paper, "Health Benefits of Choral Singing – A Story of Women's Wellbeing and Connectedness" in the Storytelling Session at the 15th World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne, 5 April 2017. Co-authored by Dr Debbie Scott, Anna-Marie Shew, Sharon Cartwright and Bec Hewitt.

Geelong Harmony Chorus, under the direction of Alex Morris, performed "I May Wander" (composer: former Musical Director Lucy Jones; arr. Joey Minshall).

View videos in Facebook feed at the bottom of this page for this and the previous day's performance with the combined Victorian choruses represented by Geelong Harmony, Melbourne Chorus, East City Sound, Southern Sounds and Vocal Vibes, plus Northern Beaches from NSW.


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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 2016

Every year in May, some of our choruses and quartets get together to compete in our annual convention. In 2016, the convention was held in Wollongong.

Hi-Jinx Quartet
  • 1st Place Quartet
Perth Harmony Chorus
Perth Harmony Chorus
  • 1st Place Chorus
Perth Harmony Chorus
Brindabella Chorus
  • 1st Place Div AA (31–60 singers)
Brindabella Chorus
Murrumbidgee Magic
  • 1st place Div A (18-30 singers)
Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus

Congratulations to our International Contest 2016 representatives!

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

The 2016 contest was held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA and we were represented by:

Hi-Jinx
  • 19th place in the world.
Hi-Jinx Quartet

Our 2016 Quartet Champions from Perth, WA.

A Cappella West
  • 27th place in the world.
A Cappella West Chorus

Our 2015 Regional Champions from Perth, WA.

Melbourne Chorus
  • 30th place in the world.
The Melbourne Chorus

Region 34's first ever Wild Card with a score of 614 and 2nd place in the 2015 regional contest.

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.

Music Leaders
Program

Online
Course for music leaders
(open to all members).

Perth 2017
Regional
Convention

18-21 May 2017
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Las Vegas 2017 International Convention

9-14 Oct 2017.
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino,
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


IES 2017

2- 6 Aug 2017
University of Maryland,
College Park, USA

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