The Family Chorus is made up of current Sweet Adelines members who registered with at least one female relative (mother, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, grandmother, aunt, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, cousin, etc.)
- Participating relatives do not need to be members of Sweet Adelines International.
- Limited to the first 250 registrants.
- Family Chorus Registration closes August 5, 2019.
Family barbershop chorus performance led by powerhouse mother/daughter duo Queen Debbie Cleveland and two-time Rising Star Champion Jenny Allen.
When and Where?
Performance: Saturday, September 21, 2019
- Performance immediately following the chorus finals on the International stage at the Smoothie King Center.
Rehearsals: Friday, September 20 and Saturday September 21 from 8–10 a.m.
- By registering for the Family Chorus, you have committed to learning the music in advance and attending two, two-hour rehearsals at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel.
Meet the Directors: Debbie Cleveland and Jenny Allen
Cleveland has been a public school choral director for 33 years and a youth barbershop clinician all over the U.S. She has won the NAfME Music Educator of the year award for both SA and BHS and is on the SA International Faculty. She is a two-time gold medalist lead (Showtime, 1994 and “the BUZZ”, 2005).
Allen started singing bass in the Toast of Tampa Chorus at age 11 and has won two Rising Star Quartet Championships (BarbieShop, 2003 and Royal Blush, 2010). She also has two Top 5 Chorus medals with Toast of Tampa Chorus and four Top 5 quartet medals as the bass of Windsor.
The directors are excited about sharing the stage in New Orleans and making memories with other singing families!
All participants must purchase a Single Event or an All Events Registration to gain entrance into the competition arena for the day of the performance.
- You will not be able to perform on stage if have not purchased a registration.
- Please register for the Sweet Adelines 2019 Convention & Competition in New Orleans by August 5, 2019.
- Registrants will receive an email with links to the sheet music and learning tracks along with further information on costume and other requirements.
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