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 2017

Every year in May, some of our choruses and quartets get together to compete in our annual convention. In 2017, the convention was held in Perth.

  • 1st Place Quartet
Hi-Jinx Quartet
Endeavour Harmony
  • 1st Place Chorus
Melbourne Chorus
  • 1st Place Div AA (31–60 singers)
Melbourne Chorus
Circular Keys Chorus
  • 1st place Div A (18-30 singers)

Congratulations to our International Contest 2017 representatives

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

Special congratulations to Brindabella Chorus – Region 34’s first winners of the Harmony Classic AA division with a score of 1267 (equivalent to 633.5 at regional).

Click to watch videos of that event.

The 2017 contest was held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, USA from 9-14 Oct 2017.

Debacle Quartet
  • 32nd Place Quartet in the world
Debacle Quartet

Our 2017 Regional second place winners, Debacle from Canberra, ACT. (Our 2017 Quartet Champions, Hi-Jinx were unable to attend.)

Perth Harmony Chorus
  • 27th Place Chorus in the world
Perth Harmony Chorus

Our 2016 Regional Champions from Perth, WA.

Brindabella Chorus
  • 1st Place Div AA (31-60 singers)
Brindabella Chorus

Brindabella Chorus from Canberra, ACT – our 2016 Regional Div AA winners.

Finance Coordinator for Regional Resource Team

Want to be part of the new Regional Resource Team? Of course you do!

For a one-year term, starting 1 Jan 2018. More info in the members’ area.

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.

Overtone Effect Boot Camps

Starting 27 Jan 2018

Another series of classes (aka bootcamps) from our region’s favourite life coach

Open to all Region 34 members.

Quartet School Webinar

Saturday 17 March 2018

WA 9.00-11.00am 
SA 11.30am-1.30pm
NSW/VIC/TAS 12.00-2.00pm QLD 11.00am-1.00pm 

Six-time regional quartet champions, Lindsey Dyer and Jo Oosterhoff from Hi-Jinx, will coach two quartets live on Facebook or webpage.

Hobart 2018
Regional Convention

17-20 May 2018

August A Cappella 2018

August A Cappella 2018
Two Frenzied weekends
Educational Events in QLD and WA with Frenzy Quartet.

Perth 17–19 August
Brisbane 24–26 August

St Louis 2018 International Convention

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

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