Sweet Adelines International’s Convention & Competition Begins Today

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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!


Enjoy Family-Friendly Concerts Featuring the World’s Best Female Barbershop Singers

international champion chorus north metro

2013 International Champion Chorus, North Metro, will hand over the title to the 2014 champion during the Honolulu convention.

Sweet Adelines International is an organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.  More than 5,000 a cappella vocalists will be in Honolulu Nov. 5-9 to sing for you at the Hawai`i Convention Center!

Neyla Pekarek, cellist/vocalist for the Grammy-nominated band The Lumineers, started out in a winning Sweet Adelines International quartet!  Vogue quartet was the 2010 Rising Star International Champion.  See their winning performance and come to the LIVE performances to see the next big stars!

Ms. Pekarek will be in attendance the entire week doing public performances with top quartets, visiting a Honolulu high school, meeting and greeting, and participating as a celebrity judge.

All competition sessions and the Harmony Bazaar exhibition are open to the public.  In addition, there will be sporadic performances at venues like Kahala Mall, Waikiki Beach Walk Stage, and Ala Moana Center.  Tickets can be purchased from the Sweet Adelines International ticket office at the Hawai`i Convention Center Exhibit Hall 3 starting Monday, Nov. 4 at 2:00 pm.  For information, please call 800-992-7464, 918-622-1444, or visit the Sweet Adelines Honolulu 2013 website.