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Sweet Adelines

July 22, 2008

After three weeks of attending rehearsals for the Jax Harmony chapter of Sweet Adelines International I auditioned… and made it in! Yeah!!!! I sung with S.A. briefly back in high school and have not forgotten about them. Glad I finally found a chapter to join and I’m even more glad that it’s Jax Harmony. It’s just a fabulous group of women and they have an incredible sound! This is the first group I have sung with in about 6 years, so I’m thrilled to have music back in my life!

I’m sure I’ll have plenty to post in the future about the group, but I guess for anyone who is not familiar with S.A. I will explain. It’s an all-female barbershop chorus that has hundreds of chapters throughout the world. The voice parts are different from what you may be familiar (the old SATB voice parts). In barbershop, the parts are:

Tenor – usually sings harmony above the lead
Lead – usually sings melody and “leads” the chorus
Baritone – sings harmony both above and below the lead
Bass – what you might expect… basses sing low full notes that are the anchor of the chorus

I sing baritone which is a very challenging and exciting part. My ear is used to singing the melody or above the melody, so that is where the biggest challenge is. But vocally it’s a comfortable place for me. I think it’s the most difficult part to sing but that makes it more fun.

If any ladies are interested in joining, please let me know. I’d love to have you come out and see what it’s all about. It is a TON of fun. I always feel so energized after rehearsal that it’s hard to go to sleep (like now). And all the ladies are so warm and welcoming. It’s a great experience! :)

2 Responses to “Sweet Adelines”

  1. Matt says:

    Congratulations BEBE! I always thought you sang really well but now I will hopefully get to see you perform!! I’m so proud of you!

  2. Stephanie Owens says:

    This is so awesome!!! I am so excited to see you on stage and more so to (wink wink) photograph the group! you had to know that was coming…. Many congrats! Keep us posted with details! We would love to come and support you! ~S.

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