Retreat 2023

Olympia Sweet Adelines Retreat March 2023


Retreat 2023 infused our chorus with positivity, unity, and confidence. We may have had a rocky start, (car accidents, deer collisions, clogged toilets, rogue herding dogs, and more) but the dedication and resilience of our members triumphed over all the presented challenges.

We were so lucky to have Charlene O’Connor as our coach. Her knowledge and experience truly pulled out the best in us. She packed so much great information into the time we had with her, such as the importance of alignment, preparing to sing with an open mouth when the pitch is blown, and letting our emotions guide our movement while singing. We witnessed in awe as she voice-placed us within our sections, the chorus as a whole, and then strategically placed us on the risers. We’re still not quite sure what sort of wizardry she worked, but we all recall the absolute magic that took place the first time we sang in our new riser placements. 

Our chorus got the chance to soar at grand new heights during this retreat; and will continue to use this inspiration and motivation to blaze a path right to Region 13 Convention in May.