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Membership

The Clustered Spires Chorus is an organization of women who perform quality music in the barbershop style. It offers women of all ages the opportunity for personal fulfillment through music education and performance at the local, regional, and international levels. Our current chorus is made up of women, from students to retirees, with a variety of musical backgrounds. We are always happy to welcome new members.

Mission

Our chorus is committed to musical excellence, top-notch entertainment and individual growth. While we are about quality singing in barbershop harmony, we are also about fun, friendship and sharing our talents and time with our Frederick community.

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Specifics

We are a chapter of the Sweet Adelines International and have been chartered in Frederick since 1996. We are under the direction of Robin Blythe, a certified director with 30 years experience. Rehearsals are every Monday at 7 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church, 703 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD. Enter through the back of the church, then enter the multipurpose room.

Venues

We sing throughout the community with performances for businesses, service organizations, churches, senior communities and homes, seasonal celebrations, FCC, the Weinberg Center, First Saturdays, the Pangea Festival, Center for the Performing Arts and the Frederick Keys.

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Christmas

We feature a Christmas Chorus just for the holidays. We carol for the Downtown Frederick Partnership, the Candlelight House Tour, and many local groups and libraries. We are especially proud to sing for United Airlines Fantasy Flight for terminally ill children and their families. Student service hours may also be obtained for singing with the chorus in the community.

Sweet Adelines

Sweet Adelines International is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performances. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world’s largest singing organizations for women.
Sweet Adelines was founded in 1945 and its international membership includes over 27,000 women with over 500 choruses and 1,200 registered quartets in 5 continents.
The organization gained national public recognition as Maxx Factor, a quartet from our own Region 19, successfully competed on the TV a capella competition “The Sing Off” which aired December 2009. Musical coaching and education is available through Sweet Adelines.
For more information about Sweet Adelines International, check out their website at SweetAdelineIntl.org

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