About Baton Rouge Chorus

We are an a cappella chorus that loves to sing and perform. Our style is Barbershop, which means four parts in tight harmony, some glitz, and a true sisterhood. We welcome singers of all levels of experience, age, walks of life, and from all parts of the Baton Rouge area.

 
Inclusion
 
As our nation is challenged to look honestly at itself and its history of racism, we stand firmly with our parent organization in acknowledging our past racist history.  Barbershop’s origins come from the African American community and we are grateful for the beauty and harmony that music brings to our lives. We deeply regret the past discrimination practiced by our organization.
Our chorus has gone through its music and discarded songs that included racist lyrics and sentiments.  We assure all that our door is open to any woman who wishes to lift her voice in song with us.   
It takes four parts lifted in close harmony to make our music ring. Similarly, we are enhanced when we share our art with women of varying ethnicity, backgrounds, and experience.

Performance 

We typically do an annual show, and we participate in community events. We also take part in an annual competition. We 'd love to sing at your next function or event. So, if you're looking for a unique musical experience please check out our Hire Us section.


Education

Vocal instruction is included in each rehearsal and helps us grow as singers and performers.  We also get coaching from visiting masters in the art of barbershop who share insights into the finer points of the craft. And our parent organization offers live video coaching sessions.


Competition

Each spring we participate in the Region 10 chorus competition in Houston, Texas. Competition is a special time for quartets and choruses to come together to sing for one another; and to get constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to participate in International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected by the International Board.

Quartets

Often members of a chorus come together to form a quartet. They practice and sing together in addition to singing with the chorus. It's a fun way to build musical skills and sisterhood.  

 
Affiliation

Our 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.