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Sweet Adelines

Sweet Adelines is an independent, non-profit music education association, founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1945 and is one of the world's largest singing organisations for women, boasting 23,000 members, in 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets over 24 Regions, across five continents.


To advance the musical art form of barbershop a cappella harmony through education, competition and performance.

Experience the spirit of harmony

A Cappella means singing without instruments (so no piano accompaniment). We sing four-part, unaccompanied, close harmony mostly in the barbershop style, ranging from barbershop classics and popular show tunes, to current ballads and other mainstream music. Barbershoppers do more than just sing…we entertain!  With colourful costumes and expressive showmanship, we like nothing more than strutting our stuff for a wide range of audiences.

Your voice has a place in Hobart Harmony Chorus

Hobart Harmony is Tasmania’s only Sweet Adelines Chorus and is made up of over 40 singers ranging from Students to Grandmothers. We are a chartered member of the Southern Cross Region (boasting 1,400 singers, in 32 choruses and 41 quartets). Prospective members are always welcome!

Hobart Harmony Website and contact details:

Sweet Adelines Australia (Region #34) website and Facebook:

Sweet Adelines International website and Facebook: