Sweet Adelines choruses have been around from the beginning, but until 1973, only quartets competed at the international level. The first-ever Sweet Adelines International Chorus Competition was held at the 1973 Convention in Washington, D.C. (USA). Racine Chapter (Wisconsin, USA), directed by Jarmela Speta, became our first International Champion Chorus.
Since then, the popular chorus competition has inspired innovation, creativity, and magnificent performances that can only be accomplished by a group of dedicated singers working together on (and sometimes off, sometimes even above!) the risers.