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San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International


June 2019

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For Immediate Release

San Diego Chorus Journeys toward International Competition with Rousing Regional Performances

San Diego, CA, June 1, 2019 - The San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, an award-winning women’s a cappella chorus, facilitated and performed at the annual regional competition sponsored by the Golden West Region 21 of Sweet Adelines International April 4-7 in Phoenix, Ariz.  As the 2018 regional first-place chorus, the San Diego Chorus earned the opportunity to host the 2019 regional competition, a celebration of a cappella harmony in the American tradition of barbershop style music.

This year, 12 choruses and 19 quartets competed, filling the stage with joy against the backdrop of the beautiful historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Phoenix, featuring some of the best a cappella musicians the southwest region has to offer.

As outgoing champions, the San Diego Chorus hit the stage twice on Saturday afternoon to perform for a theatre full of eager spectators, first to deliver an emotionally charged contest package of songs that merited a standing ovation from the audience, addressing universal themes of humanity and peace, presented for evaluation as they head to Sweet Adelines International competition this September in New Orleans. Later the chorus rocked the stage with a championship acceptance package of songs about life’s journey, rooted in love, laughter and resilience. In addition, two quartets from the San Diego Chorus won prestigious awards and medals during the regional contest.

To catch a performance by this exciting group, get tickets to the San Diego Chorus annual show on August 24 at 7 p.m. at Lincoln High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at, or call (619) 796-5162.

The San Diego Chorus is excited to continue the journey to International competition in New Orleans this fall.

“I am so proud to represent our Region at the International competition in New Orleans,” says chorus Director Kathleen Hansen. “The singers have poured their hearts into preparing for this event, and I know the chorus will deliver an incredible performance.”

For more about the San Diego Chorus or for singers interested in how to join, visit any rehearsal on Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m. in Balboa Park at Casa del Prado in Room 207. The San Diego Chorus offers auditions for prospective members ages 14 and older, with voices in all vocal ranges.


Founded in 1951, the San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International is a highly trained and talented group of women who sing four-part harmony arranged in the barbershop style. Twice named International Chorus Champion of Women’s Barbershop Harmony, the San Diego Chorus strives to entertain in many musical genres along with its signature vibrant choreography. Led by Master Director and Sweet Adelines International Faculty, Kathleen Hansen, the San Diego Chorus is dedicated to local entertainment and offering women of all ages opportunities for musical and personal growth.  They welcome all women, regardless of age, race, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender expression, who share a love of music and dedication to musical growth. They meet on Wednesday evenings in Room 207 of the Casa del Prado building in Balboa Park. Additional information can be found on their website at  


Sweet Adelines International is a musical force in the United States and around the world. The organization is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma where it was founded in 1945. This nonprofit music education organization is one of the world's largest singing organizations for women, encompassing more than 25,000 members, 1,200 registered quartets, and 600 choruses in the United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Wales. More information is available on the International website by visiting

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San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International

P.O. Box 33365, San Diego, CA 92163
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Balboa Park, Casa Del Prado room #207

1650 El Prado

San Diego, CA 92101

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