Heart of the Blue Ridge Region 14
Region 14 is an organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun! We currently have over 20 choruses made up of singers of all ages from all walks of life.
The main purpose of the choruses in our region is to get out and sing for our community. We sing in annual shows, a number of community events, and at annual competitions. Many of our choruses have fun with Singing Telegrams around Valentines Day and Mother's Day. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out each chorus web page and contact them with specifics.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a capella singing. Our mission strives for musical excellence with high member involvement at chapter, regional, and international levels through education, understanding, and sharing of our love of barbershop harmony. The Education Coordinator's goal is to plan and provide top-notch vocal, administrative, and performance education that is applicable to every member, whether she is a new singer or has been attending educational events for many year.
In the spring of every year, our choruses and quartetsparticipate in the Region 14 competition. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2017, International Competition will be held in Las Vegas. Click here to learn more.
Many choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Our Region has many wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! Click here to see our quartet section to learn more about them.
All of the choruses in our region are affiliated withSweet Adelines International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide.
Sweet Adelines International Mission Statement:
Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide women’s singing organization committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through opportunities in education, performance and competition.
Sweet Adelines International Vision Statement:
Thriving choruses and quartets achieving musical excellence, empowered by inspirational leaders, building a community that harmonizes the world.
Sweet Adelines International Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
March 26, 2017
Join A Chorus!
Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Find A Chorus Page to find the chorus closest to you.
What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
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