I joined the Prospective Emerald City Chorus in 2007 after my first husband had passed away. Church choir had been our lifetime passion and it was being replaced by Praise Teams. We had vocal music education degrees, had taughin schools and privately since 1967 and had enjoyed singing duets together in quartets and in small ensembles for most of those years.
I have really loved singing in Emerald City Chorus. The harmonies are absolutely indescribable, thrilling to be exact. I've learned more about singing, breathing properly, breath suport and taking care of my voice during Sweet Adelines education than in college or continuing education and they call what teachers must do in the summer time to renew teacher certification.
There is work involved with learning the music and choreography and in the organization itself. It can take a great deal of time if you want it to, but there are many confidence building advantages also.
I would heartily recommend it to any woman who loves to sing and enjoys the American art for of barbershop harmony.
- Mary Ann Severance
On behalf of Designing Women of Mark Arts, I would like to express our appreciation to you and the members of Emerald City Chorus for the beautiful vocal performance at the Mother-Daughter Tea last Sunday. Everyone enjoyed the lovely music and we heard so much positive feedback! Thank you again and happy holidays. Kate Foza, Co-chair Mother-Daughter Tea
- Designing Women of Mark Arts
I first heard about Sweet Adelines about 12 years ago, when I was working for an advertising company after moving back to Wichita from California. A member of Emerald City Chorus had called for pricing and in the course of our conversation asked me if I liked to sing. I told her I did - but just for me! She said "That's what we're looking for" and invited me to a chorus membership party at her home.
I went to that party and met the most wonderful ladies, I remember feeling like I had known so many of them my whole life! They were so welcoming and easy to talk to, I could tell they really enjoyed being together. I listened to them perform and fell in love with them and Sweet Adelines on the spot. I signed up that night, starting on one of the most rewarding journeys of my life. Being a Sweet Adeline and a member of Emerald City Chorus has touched me in so many ways,
I can't imagine my life without them! I would highly encourage any ladies who like to sing - even if it's just for yourself - to join us. Finding personal fulfillment, meeting lifelong friends and making some of the best memories of your life, it's all waiting for you!
- Susan Wolcott
You, too, can join this amazing group of women. Don't let your lack of musical knowledge hold you back! If you have the desire to sing and perform - Emerald City Chorus will help you attain that goal. I came into the group with a limited musical background. I just sang in the car with the radio! Now I'm on the front row - singing and dancing with the best women around! In joining Emerald City Chorus - I have found life-long friendships and grown as a singer/performer. Come join us!!! You know you want to!
- Patti Neeley
At first when a co-worker asked me to come to a rehearsal of Sweet Adelines, I literary thought it was a bunch of old ladies. When I came, I fell in love with the style of singing that I ended up staying and that has been almost 16 yrs. I even got my sister involved and our Mother got to hear us sing before she passed away 15 yrs ago. I have been in several quarters and I am now singing baritone with Perfect Storm! I am a charter member of the chorus and have served on several position in the chorus and currently Events Manager, If I had known about Sweet Adelines out of high school I would have joined a lot sooner. If you enjoy singing as much as I do, it's for every age group 13-99 years old.
- Carla Elkins
Do you feel that your singing voice is an extension of yourself, that music is a whole other dimension of your personality? I have felt like that since childhood and have always sought ways to be musical, from exchanging songs with my best friend on her swing-set as a child, to singing in college groups, church groups, community theatre, and Sweet Adelines. Emerald City Chorus of Sweet Adelines International satisfies that musical muse I carry around inside me.
- Jan Hopkins
Dear Ms. Alterman: I wish to extend my thanks for the lovely time I had at the Bingo on Saturday. I was surprised and delighted when I won the Kitchen Basket. You have a great team and the evening went off flawlessly. Thanks again for my lovely gift!
- Deb Harkness
Emerald City Chorus is my lifeline! As a charter member of this chorus I've enjoyed helping it grow and become an exciting and vibrant source of the all American art form of Barbershop music here in Wichita. I have made lifetime friends and learned so much. I can also say that I have achieved much more confidence as a singer and as a leader in the chorus administration over the years. It helps keeps me young and I recommend it to any singer seeking an outlet for their talent. Rachel Klein, bass