Making sweet music with Sweet Adelines

The Brooklyn chapter of Sweet Adelines wowed the crowd at the Region 15 Contest in Philadelphia over the March 23 weekend.

Sweet Adelines is a non-profit international women’s barbershop chorus but the local faction provides honeyed harmonies and melodies to the citizens of Brooklyn. Group members practice and show off their talent at the Norwegian Christian Home in Dyker Heights, putting on a show for residents every month, in addition to other events.

“It was a wonderful experience. It really made us focus to want to achieve and really do our best. We worked really hard for many, many weeks,” noted Brooklyn Chorus director Dale Gherman.

Competing against hundreds of women from teams in New York and New Jersey was difficult but the chorus gave it their all, added Gherman.

“It was a thrill when we finally put on our gorgeous costumes. We knew we were being judged in many areas, including showmanship and expression. We knew that besides using excellent vocal techniques, we had to exude enthusiasm and conviction for the songs that we selected. We really wanted to express the interpretation of the piece through choreography and expression,” concluded Gherman.

All of the members’ hard work paid off because according to the judges, the Brooklyn Chorus ranked third out of five total singing groups in the small chorus category.

People interested in joining the chorus, which welcomes new additions, can log onto For any questions or to schedule an audition, contact Charlotte at 718-567-8190.

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