Song of Atlanta Chorus has a wonderful history. Some of our performers are even beginning to make membership a family tradition, by also recruiting their daughters! We've come a long way along our journey with many interesting highlights and we look forward to our bright future.
The "Atlanta Chapter" was chartered in 1957 as a chapter chorus of Sweet Adelines International. This original chapter, consisting of about 20 women, met weekly for the purpose of becoming educated while singing and performing the barbershop style of harmony. In 1970, two small chapters (The "Atlanta Chapter" and "Song of the South Chapter") decided to merge and became the "Song of Atlanta Chorus" and voila, an amazing chorus was born! To learn more about the history of Sweet Adelines International, click here.
We were exceedingly proud when our director, Becki Hine, became the very first director in our region to be awarded the revered title of "Master Director". We feel certain that her constant vigor to achieve new goals and musical excellence will gain us even greater achievements in the future.
We currently have members ranging from age 15 to senior status. Some of the things we share is our deep love for the close harmonies we sing, lasting friendships and the amazing achievements we make together. We are truly a family of sisters and are thrilled to have 3 mother/daughter teams among us making SOA a real family event!
Song of Atlanta is extremely proud to be 14-time Regional Chorus Champions of Region 23, having won the competitions in 2011, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1988, 1986 and 1983. We are also proud to now be members of Region 14 starting May 1, 2013. We are thrilled to be 5-time International medalists having most recently placed 5th in Denver in 2012, 4th in Seattle in 2010, 6th in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2008, 8th in Nashville, Tennessee in 2002 and 10th in Orlando, Florida in 2000.