Piney Hills Harmony Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, the largest organization in the world for women who sing, with over 21,000 members worldwide in 12 countries. They all meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize and have fun. We currently have around 30 singers of all ages, from all walks of life and from all parts of North Louisiana, from Shreveport to Rayville!
Along with preserving a distinctive American art form, the main purpose of Piney Hills Harmony Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at our annual show, at conferences, at a number of community events and at our annual regional competition. We are available to sing at your next function. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella singing in the barbershop style. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals and a very important component of the chorus experience. A couple of times a year, we get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade. And each June, we gain a wealth of knowledge from some of the world's best a cappella instructors at regional Summer Music Camp.
In the spring of every year, Piney Hills Harmony Chorus participates in its regional competition, which has recently been moved from Dallas to Houston, Texas. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year. Below is our most recent regional competition photo, snapped on stage immediately after we finished performing.