Performing for the public is one reason many of us joined Sweet Adelines. The chance to sing and
dance on a real stage, dressed in sparkly costumes is a dream come true for many women. To this end,
our chorus organizes an annual show. Because show production requires many months of planning and
committee work, all of us are involved. Not only is our annual show a primary fund-raiser for the year,
but it also is a major catalyst for friendships formed as we work together. Our last several shows have been held in the Pottstown Senior High School.
Show themes can be as varied as:
Come Sing with the Sweet Adelines. Each year we join a local high school Adult Evening School Program. These rehearsals are advertised in an Evening School brochure as an invitation to women who like to sing and perform for an audience and who wish to be prospective members. Past years were held at Owen J. Roberts and Perkiomen Valley Schools. Check with us for details.
Periodically, organizations may request that our chorus perform at their meeting or any special occasion. This provides us with the opportunity to reach out to our community and share the art of harmony.
Our holiday party is usually held on our rehearsal night in December. It is a time for food and fun and enjoyment of the season
Each spring our chorus participates in a regional convention. We sing two songs, an up tune and a ballad. Many of our rehearsals are devoted to preparing for this performance, thus honing our skills and presentation for all of our music.
As a part of our preparation for the annual competition and our annual show, our chorus schedules weekend retreats for coaching. We work hard on the risers Friday evening and all day Saturday. The skills we polish at the retreat help us move forward toward higher levels of performance. However, it is not all work; retreats are one more way we forge the friendships that help us to become a cohesive performing unit.
To honor our newly elected leaders and to recognize those who have been our leaders for the previous year, we host a special dinner event in May. At this dinner new Board of Directors and Officers are installed in a special ceremony.