Sweet Adelines International’s Convention & Competition Begins Today

sweet adelines competition

The four parts of barbershop harmony are tenor, lead, baritone, and bass. Hear how they blend Nov. 5-9 at the Hawaii Convention Center!

“With a cappella groups, every voice is like one string on a guitar, one note on the piano, or one cymbal, and you don’t have the luxury of falling back on anything.” ~ Ben Folds

More than 5,000 a cappella vocalists from around the world have convened at the Hawai`i Convention Center for the 67th annual Sweet Adelines International Convention & Competition.  Members are women who are committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony.

All competition sessions and shopping at the Harmony Bazaar in the exhibit hall are open to the public.  Tickets may be purchased at the Hawaii Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3.  For more information, call 800-992-7464 or 918-622-1444 or visit http://sweetadelineintl.org

Tuesday, Nov. 5:  Small and mid-size choruses will compete in the Harmony Classic Contest beginning at 6:00pm.

Wednesday, Nov. 6:  Quartet competition opens at 10:00am.

Thursday, Nov. 7:  Chorus semifinal competition opens at 10:45am.

Friday, Nov. 8:  The top 10 quartets from Wednesday return for the finals, beginning at noon.

Saturday, Nov. 9:  The top 10 choruses from Thursday return for the finals, beginning at noon.

sweet adelines international harmony bazaar

Love to shop? Sweet Adelines International is hosting over 40 vendors at the Hawaii Convention Center from Nov 4-9. Visit for jewelry, makeup, purses, and lots of specialty items!