Shades of Harmony is a women's a capella chorus whose
members share a love for singing and performing, while
committing to improving their vocal skills through personal
responsibility and education.
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About Shades of Harmony
started in 2001, right after 9/11. We needed something fun
to lift our spirits after the terrible tragedy. The group
quickly grew, started performing in the area, and chartered
with Sweet Adelines in 2005. We went to our first
competition in the spring of 2006 and have enjoyed the
opportunity of being evaluated each year as we strive to
improve our singing and performing skills. At present we
have members of all ages, from teen to "senior citizen."
Performing is what our hobby is all about and we have sung
for many audiences including the Williamstown Main Street
Festival and Christmas tree lightings, Haddonfield First
Fridays, Juniper Village, Pitman Manor, Friendly Village,
Camp Sun and Fun, the First Methodist Church of
Williamstown, The Gardens at Cross Keys, New Brooklyn
Church, Carino Park, and many more.
Our doors are
open to all - if you want to come to listen or if you think
you might enjoy singing our style of music. Please join us
About Sweet Adelines International
Adelines International is a worldwide organization of women
singers committed to advancing the musical art form of
barbershop harmony through education and performances. This
independent, nonprofit music education association is one of
the world's largest singing organizations for women.
"Harmonize the World" is the organization's motto. The
organization was founded in 1945 when a group of women got
together to sing. The women wanted to
participate in Ė the "chord-ringing, fun-filled harmony"
that their husbands, members of the menís Society for the
Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing
in America (SPEBSQSA), were singing.
membership of nearly 25,000 women, all singing in English,
includes choruses in most of the fifty United States as well
as in Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Ireland,
Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, Wales and the
Netherlands. The organization encompasses more than 1,200
registered quartets and 600 choruses.
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