You are invited to attend a Virtual Open House with Olympia chorus! This will be a great way to check out our chorus, sing with us, and meet our new director, Kim Kraut!
Due to COVID-19, the Olympia Chorus has suspended in-person rehearsals until further notice. Please stay safe and we’ll update when we know when we can sing together again.
Please join us for a dive through a 1920’s speakeasy, with some ritz, some glitz, and a touch of time travel. See you there…and then!
When: November 2, 2019 @ 2:00pm and 6:00pm
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
1515 Harrison Ave NW
Olympia, WA 98502
Cost: $15 General, $12 Children 12 and under
You can purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or in-person from an Olympia Chorus member.
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Come enjoy a pancake breakfast while being serenaded by members of the Olympia Chorus!
When: September 7, 2019, 8:30am-10:30am
Where: Applebee’s Bar & Grill, 2500 Capital Mall Dr SW, Olympia, WA 98502
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from any Olympia Chorus member. They will also be sold at the door. 50% of all proceeds go directly to the chorus. Buy your ticket today!
COVID-19 UPDATE: Olympia Chorus will meet on Tuesday nights 6:30pm-8:30pm online via Zoom until further notice. Please contact us if you would like to attend an online Zoom rehearsal as a guest.
We rehearse every Tuesday evening from 6:30pm-9:30pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia, WA. All rehearsals are open to visitors—whether you want to sit and watch, or participate! Please arrive a few minutes early so we can meet you and give you more information.
*Note: Although we rehearse in a church, Olympia Chorus is not a religious organization.
Guests, on the first night, are invited to sing with us or they can sit and watch us. A member of our music staff might ask you to meet with her for just a few minutes to determine which part you and your voice would be most comfortable singing. You may also be paired with a “riser buddy” who sings the same part as you to help you with the music throughout the night. We usually have copies of sheet music available for all of our songs as well.
*Note: Because of some members’ allergies, please refrain from wearing perfumes or strongly-scented toiletries.
What to Expect
A typical rehearsal starts with about 30 minutes for warm-ups, both physical and vocal. After everyone is warmed up, we work on music that will eventually be performed at shows or competitions. At some point during the night, there is usually a brief period dedicated to sectionals, where the chorus splits up into groups based on voice parts. After rehearsal, we make announcements about upcoming performances, educational opportunities, fundraising projects, and other things. We always end the night by joining hands in a circle and singing one final song.
Every Spring, the Sweet Adelines choruses and quartets of North by Northwest Region 13 come together for a regional competition. The winners move on to the Sweet Adelines International competition the following Fall.
2020 Regional Competition
When: April 23-25, 2020
Where: Spokane, WA
More details coming soon!
Each year the Olympia Chorus hosts a guest night for people who want to check us out for the purpose of singing holiday songs with us and participating in holiday performances — NO STRINGS ATTACHED! No need to join, pay membership fees, purchase a costume, or attend past the 2017 holiday season. (We hope you will continue to come, of course!)
Please join us Monday, November 6, 2017 for our holiday open house/guest night to get a folder of our holiday music and step onto the risers with us for a couple months!
If you’re not able to make this rehearsal, please let us know and we will make accommodations for you. Every rehearsal is open to guests!
We hope to see you there!
6:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Tickets are now on sale for “Chordially Yours: A Barbershop Extravaganza.” This show will feature the Olympia Sweet Adelines Chorus, as well as several fabulous quartets, including: Mirage, Capital Blend, SoundWave, and Wink!
See you November 4 at the Olympia Senior Center for what is sure to be a fun-filled event for all ages.
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As of August 2017 we have a new frontline director, Ted Chamberlain! Ted brings a wealth of knowledge related to music theory, tuning, barbershop, and vocal development. He also directs the men’s Seattle Seachordsmen chorus, coaches quartets and small groups, and offers personal voice lessons.
We are very pleased to have Ted join us, and we look forward to the years ahead!
Please note the Olympia Chorus is now meeting at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia. You can find us there, 1515 Harrison Ave., Olympia, WA 98501.
Please note the Olympia Chorus will be meeting at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia on March 7, 2017. We will be back at the South Bay Grange for rehearsal on March 14, 2017!