We rehearse every Monday 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.
The chorus will NOT be rehearsing on the following Mondays:
January 1, 2019
May 6, 2019
May 13, 2019
September 2, 2019
*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
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.