Sweet Adelines International
Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.

 

The Sweet Adelines International organization is separated into regions which span the globe. These 35 regions are guided by Regional Management Teams and work diligently to welcome women of all languages, nationalities and backgrounds to join in the joy of barbershop harmony. The overall membership boasts incredible diversity and unique membership composition — from stay-at-home mothers to CEOs, and women who hail from all parts of the world, all types of women find their voices at Sweet Adelines International. It is this diversity that makes the harmonies so rich and so special.

 

Regional Management and Websites

For governance and competition purposes, organizational membership is divided into geographic regions, each lead by an elected management team who guides the smooth operation at the regional level.

 

Check out the websites listed below to find more specific information about each region.

 

Pitch Pipe Magazine

If you want to stay informed of the all the happenings of the female barbershop music scene, subscribe to Pitch Pipe, which is put out by Sweet Adelines Internation each quarter. It's full of news, reviews, and previews of coming events and competitions.

 

 

NOTE: from the Webmaster:  Some of the following links are no longer functioning,  We are in the process of attempting to find updated contact information.

 

International Organizations

Barbershop Harmony Society
The Barbershop Harmony Society brings men together in harmony and fellowship to enrich lives through singing.

BABS - British Association of Barbershop Singers
The British Association of Barbershop Singers is a registered charity, whose aim is to promote the education of people of any age in the enjoyment of Harmony Singing in the Barbershop Style.

LABBS - Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers
LABBS is the only British Ladies Barbershop Association in the UK.

AAMBS - Australian Association of Male Barbershop Singers
The Australian Barbershop community is vibrant collection of male singers from all over Australia, who gather together to sing tight, exciting four-part harmonies in quartets and in choruses.

NZABS - The New Zealand Association of Barbershoppers Inc.
All over New Zealand there are men enjoying singing in the barbershop style. They meet as quartets or as choruses and love to sing with each other and to entertain the public of new Zealand.

Harmony, Incorporated
A vibrant organization of women of all ages, recognized for world-class singing in the barbershop style and promoting bonds of friendship.

World Harmony Council
An organization of barbershop societies around the world.

Scotland's Harmony Junction
Once a year since 1997 the five Barbershop Choruses in Scotland have met to celebrate the hobby of Barbershop Harmony and they called it Scotland's Harmony Junction.

BinG! - Barbershop in Germany
Since BinG! was founded in 1991, many new barbershop choruses and quartets have come into being in Germany, creating their wonderful sounds on the stage with animated enjoyment.

DABS - Dutch Association of Barbershop Singers

FABS - Finnish Association of Barbershop Singers
FABS was founded in 2004 to promote and support barbershop in Finland. The aim is to increase interest in 4-part a cappella singing among juniors as well as seniors who have singing as their hobby.

Holland Harmony
The largest Dutch organization for female barbershoppers.

IABS - Irish Association of Barbershop Singers

SABS - Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers

SNOBS - Society of Nordic Barbershop Singers
SNOBS is an association aiming to spread, develop and preserve Barbershop style in choruses and quartets throughout the Nordic countries.

 
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Where to Find Us

The Altoona Chorus meets for rehearsal on Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the Jaggard First United Methodist Church, 1801 Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona (need directions?)

 

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

 

Join Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.

 

New Pix

Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures. 

 

What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

 

Support Your Chorus

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