Our chorus was chartered May 27, 1959 with a beginning of 21 names on the charter. Currently we are a group of women who gather each Monday evening at 6:45 pm at the Masonic Center, corner of Michigan and Hamblin, in Battle Creek MI. (NOTE; We are temporarily across the street at the First United Methodist Church, 111 E. Michigan Avenue, while the Center renovates). Gathering to sing, sharing the harmony of friendship and song, barbershop style. During the day we are mothers, teachers, nurses, secretaries, cashiers and professionals of all walks of life, but on Mondays we are singers having a great time learning and preparing for shows, competitions and performances. The Battle Creek Chorus is part of Sweet Adelines International, the world's largest singing and music education organization for women. We are part of Greater Harmony Region 17, which includes Southwest Michigan, Ohio, Western New York, and Pennsylvania.
Participation in annual regional competition determines who will represent our region at the international level contest. This is a wonderful experience, and all the preparation that goes into our competition package helps us to improve our vocal and performing skills. Our repertoire includes a wide variety of contemporary songs. We are an award-winning chorus, placing in our annual competition, for many years. We have many singers who do not read music and this is NOT a requirement to join our Chorus family. You need to match pitch and carry a tune. Call if you like to sing, and consider becoming a part of something extraordinary. Please contact Julie Zehnder, Membership Chair, 269-372-2742 or email [email protected]
2016: Region 17 2nd Place Small Chorus Division
2015: Region 17 2nd Place Small Chorus Award
2014: Region 17 3rd Place Small Chorus Award
2013: Region 3 1st Place Small Chorus Award. 4th place Overall