Do you love to sing in the shower? Do you croon in your car?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to perform on stage?
you like more fun and excitement in your life? You are
about to find it!
come join us!
An ability to read music is not required.
At our Guest Night every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
at St. Thomas Lutheran Church,
8771 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan.
(1/2 mile East of Van Dyke Ave)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Sweet Adelines International?
Sweet Adelines International is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, socialize and have fun. Active members belong to a chorus, and some members create and sing in quartets. Sweet Adelines’ choruses and quartets perform in public and may compete at regional and international levels.
Why would I want to join?
Singing, friendship and good times are the reasons our members join and stay with the organization.
Sweet Adelines sing a combination of upbeat songs and ballads, a refreshing alternative to classical music. If you are, or have been, (or never have been) a member of a choir, Sweet Adelines will be a lively and energetic experience for you.
If you wish, you can get involved with performing and competitions, which add excitement and challenge to your musical experience. Many members find their own personal development a thrill, and their self-confidence grows as they learn singing and skills they may never have known before.
What kind of music do Sweet Adelines sing?
Sweet Adelines choruses and quartets perform four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. This style of music lends itself to songs from any era – today’s ballads, popular show tunes, even jazz. Sweet Adelines have performed their unique style of music in a number of popular venues from professional sports stadiums, Olympic ceremonies, with major symphonies, and even on several national television shows. A PBS special featuring Sweet Adelines International recently aired nationally to over 80 million households.
Where are Sweet Adelines International choruses
Sweet Adelines International is a musical force in the United States and throughout the world. The international membership of nearly 30,000 women, all singing in English, includes choruses in most of the fifty United States, as well as Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden and the Netherlands. There are prospective choruses in Denmark, Greece and United Arab Emirates. With more than 600 chapters in five continents, there is sure to be a chapter near you.
Barbershop music has a voice part suitable for any range. TENORS sing the highest harmony notes above the melody, with a range similar to the soprano range. The LEAD sings the melody and typically has a voice in range comparable to second soprano through alto. The BASS sings the lowest notes. Many women who find a home in Sweet Adelines as basses were often made to feel they 'couldn't sing' because they couldn't hit the notes the other girls do. BARITONE is what makes barbershop music's distinctive sound. The "bari" is a harmony part who's notes fill out the barbershop chord, sometimes above the lead notes and sometimes below.
Simple answer is "no"! Great Lakes
Chorus has members who's music training fills the entire
spectrum -- from college music majors to those who are lucky
to be able to tell if their notes are going up or down.
Where do your members come from?
Our members come from all walks of life and some drive great distances to sing with us.
We boast members from 47 communities in Southeast Michigan and even one from Ohio!
See if you can find your community and find a new friend!