May 11, 2024


Battle Creek, MI – May 11, 2024 …  The Battle Creek Chorus - Sweet Adelines (BCC), under the direction of Certified Director Mary Su, recently returned from the Great Lakes Harmony Region 17 Competition May 10-12 in Cleveland, Ohio and was awarded 2024 – Third  Place, Division A. Fifteen Choruses competed on stage at the Rennaisance Cleveland Hotel. 


BCC is an award-winning a cappella chorus, earning many accolades including:

2023 Region 17 2nd Place Small Chorus Division

2022 Region 17 3rd Place Small Chorus Division & MOST IMPROVED CHORUS

2019 Region 17  3rd Place Small Chorus Division

2018: Region 17  1st Place Small Chorus Division

2017:  Region 17 1st Place Small Chorus Division


Great Lakes Harmony Region 17 is comprised of parts of Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania and has over 700 members in 20 choruses and over 30 registered quartets. 


BCC practices regularly Mondays from 6:30 PM – 9:15 PM at Woodland Church in Battle Creek and encourages prospective members to attend a rehearsal to learn a unique form of a cappella singing in the barbershop style. For more information regarding their upcoming performances or to visit the Chorus as a guest, please contact: Judy Burgess, Team Coordinator at (248) 830-9534 or Patty Kanaga Membership Coordinator (336) 207-2398 … or visit their website at 

BCC is celebrating their 65th Anniversary as a member of Sweet Adelines International (SAI). Founded in Tulsa, Okla., in 1945, SAI is a nonprofit musical education association, starting as a small group of women who loved to sing. Since then, it has evolved into an organization that spans the globe.  With more than 500 Sweet Adelines chapters located throughout the U.S. and 14 other nation … SAI connects thousands of singers around the world in song. They’re dedicated to preserving the unique sound of a cappella barbershop harmony, sharing their passion for music and empowering our communities. Performances and competitions allow members to grow in their confidence on and off stage, and for decades the organization has proudly perpetuated barbershop music — one of a few forms of music native to the United States.