The main purpose of Cranberry Shores Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at the annual Sweet Adelines Region One competition. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience, hire us.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. Several times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
In the spring of every year, Cranberry Shores Chorus participates in the Region 1 chorus competition in Springfield, MA. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. In 2009, International Competition will be held in Nashville
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Cranberry Shores Chorus currently is home to two wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them!
Cranberry Shores Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.