Song of Atlanta has a wonderful history of sharing the love of barbershop with the community. We look forward to a bright future for this exceptional chorus.
The "Atlanta Chapter" was chartered in 1957 as a chapter chorus of Sweet Adelines International. This original group of about 20 women met weekly for the purpose of becoming educated in the art form, while singing and performing in 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 thus this amazing chorus was born!
We were extremely proud when our director, Becki Hine, became the very first director in our region to be awarded the revered title of "Master Director". Her constant desire to achieve new goals in musical excellence continues to lead us towards even greater achievements in the future.
We currently have members ranging in age from 13 to senior status. We share a deep love for the close harmonies we sing, the lasting friendships we make and the amazing achievements we reach together. We are truly a family of sisters and are thrilled to have several mother/daughter teams among us, making SOA a real family experience!
Song of Atlanta is extremely proud to have been a 14-time Regional Chorus Champion in Region 23 and to be continuing as Chorus Champion 2015 in our new Region 14. We are thrilled to be 6-time International medalists, having placed 7th in Las Vegas in 2016, 5th in Denver in 2012, 4th in Seattle in 2010, 6th in Honolulu in 2008, 8th in Nashville in 2002 and 10th in Orlando in 2000.
Our committment to the education of a younger generation of barbershop singers led us in 2008 to present an annual Diva Day, where high school girls spend a day being taught barbershop basics by an experienced clinician in a fun-filled environment. This event has been a such a success that we are now joining with Atlanta Vocal Project to including teaching for boys as well.