Sooner Sensations Show Chorus is a local chapter of Sweet Adlines International. Sweet Adlines is an International 501(c) non-profit educational organization for women singers of all ages to learn, and spread the art of barberhop harmony singing. We meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. After celebrating 25 years since we chartered, we are currently in a rebuilding stage and actively looking for women of all ages to join us as we embark on the next leg of our journey through harmony!
The purpose of Sooner Sensations Show Chorus is to do private and public performances and share the joy of barbershop, while also supporting our community. We perform in shows, community events, and at our annual regional competition which spreads out over portions of 8 states. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing in barbershop style. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience. We are currently looking for a permanent director but have musical leadership that has a combined 100+ years of barberhop harmony singing and/or musical education experience. We also enjoy bringing in additional coaches to keep us up on the latest trends and vocal techniques. There are also various regional and international education meetings available throughout the year.
In the spring of every year, Sooner Sensations Show Chorus participates in the Region 25 Chorus Competition held within our physical region. The upcoming competitions will be in Tulsa, OK (2016) and Little Rock, AR (2017-2019). Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in different cities each year. In the next few years, International Competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV (2016-2017), St. Louis, MO (2018), New Orleans, LA (2019), and Louisville, KY (2020).
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus.
Sooner Sensations Show 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.