March 16 , 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
First Chritian CHurch, Fort Myers
Spirit of the Gulf Chorus is a very active and visible local chapter of Sweet Adelines International. We are a 100+ member a cappella women’s chorus, based in Fort Myers, performing both original and popular music in the unique and exciting genre of Barbershop singing! Spirit performs throughout Southwest Florida and competes in regular regional and international competitions, consistently winning 1st Place in the Coastal Harmony Region each time and placing among the top 10 international finalists.
SWEET ADELINES INTERNATIONAL is a highly respected worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education, performance and competition. This independent, nonprofit music education association is one of the world’s largest singing organizations for women, boasting nearly 22,000 members performing in over 500 choruses in 24 regions around the world!
We are active community supporters through our free performances at Veteran’s and Memorial Day services, senior and elder care facilities and tree lighting ceremonies. We also support our local sports teams by singing the National Anthem at games along with other sporting events and fundraisers.
Spirit is active in promoting a cappella harmony and music education to middle and high school students in the schools. We host a scholarship program for young women to attend a vocal education convention in the summer. Also, each year, we invite local female singers to perform with us on our shows where they receive excellent vocal coaching and education. We also support activities benefiting young singers through Sweet Adelines’ official charity, the Young Singers Foundation.
We’ve learned (and research has proven) that singing makes you feel good! It’s been proven to increase circulation, improve muscle tone, reduce stress, ease pain, boost immune systems, improve memory, and reduce anxiety, anger and depression. Singing and performing also improves balance and increases confidence. It truly is the miracle it claims to be, and we invite all women to come share that miracle with us!
Spirit of the Gulf Chorus is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. We are self-supporting through local performances and sponsorships that help with rent, music purchases, coaching, costumes, and transportation. While donations to the chorus are tax deductible, we encourage you to consult your tax advisor.