The Northumberland Chorus - Sweet Adelines International

The Sweet Adelines

The Northumberland Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines International is an 'extra'-ordinary women's choral group who sing 4-Part barbershop harmony.

2017 Christmas Chorus

Christmas Chorus for Women!



Registration opens Sept. 1st, 2017
Click on the Register tab for Registration instructions

The annual CHRISTMAS CHORUS for Women is being hosted by
NORTHUMBERLAND CHORUS of Sweet Adelines International.

Women of all ages are invited to join the chorus for our six week
CHRISTMAS CHORUS Program on Monday evenings in the
DePalma Hall at the Columbus Community Centre (West doors),
232 Spencer Street East, Cobourg, ON.
Rehearsals will be Monday evenings 6:30-8pm during the weeks of Oct. 16th – Nov. 20th.

During the CHRISTMAS CHORUS Program you will learn four Christmas Carols sung in 4-Part a-cappella (without accompaniment) harmony barbershop style. The Program culminates with a community performance at our “Journey to Bethlehem” Tea & Show Fundraiser in the evening on Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2017
at the Grace Christian Church, in Cobourg.

This is a great opportunity
and to see what The Northumberland Chorus is all about.

Come Join the


Registration Deadline Oct. 10th, 2017


2017 Christmas Chorus Registration Instructions

Deadline is October 12th, 2017


  1. Register for the workshop. Participants must register ahead of time in order to receive music and learning tracks, as well as reserve their place in the Christmas Chorus Workshop.  All your sheet music and learning tracks will be provided for you in advance – so that you can start to learn the songs at home and come ready to put it all together at rehearsal!
    • a. Register
      • Download the "Registration Form" and fill in required information
      • Ensure there is a Parent/Guardian signature in the consent section if you are under 18 years old
      • Complete Cogeco Section
      • Scan the completed registration form and email it to
    • b. Payment
      • Send a registration fee by one of the following methods:
        • E-transfer to
        • Paypal donation to

        • Cheque made out to ‘Northumberland Chorus’
          ** must be received prior to deadline of Oct. 12th, 2017
          Send to:
          Northumberland Chorus
          589 South Burns Rd.
          Baltimore ON
          K0K 1C0
  2. Links: Once your registration and payment are received, you will be sent the links for the “Pick Your Part” Instructions, sheet music to print and learning tracks to download.
  3. Pick Your Part: Using the “Pick Your Part” instructions and Sound Track, choose which part you would like to sing.
  4. Download & Print: Download the learning tracks for your part + the 'Four Part' track for all songs and print the music for each song to practice with.
  5. Start to Learn: Familiarize yourself with the words and music for your part for at least the first song which is ‘Ding Dong Merrily’


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I've never sung in a chorus before, can I join?
A: Yes!  This is a great time to try singing in a chorus for a short time.  You don't need to have any particular singing experience!  If you're really new to singing, we will help you identify someone else singing your part that is more experienced, and have you stand close to her. Hearing another singer really helps.

Q: Can I bring a friend?
: Yes! In fact we'd love that. In fact, bring lots of friends...the more the merrier. 

Q: Do I have to be able to read music?
A: No. Every participant receives links to Learning Tracks, and Sheet Music.  - all you have to do is listen to the Learning Tracks to learn them and come ready to learn some more!

Q: Is there an age limit?
A: All women from the age of 9 years old to 65+ are welcome.

QWhat is included in the Fee?
A:  Your registration will include access to the Learning Tracks, Sheet Music, 6 weeks of rehearsals, and the opportunity to perform at least twice in the community.


Q: Is there a costume?
A: Yes! This year’s show called “Journey to Bethlehem” will be a religious or non-secular theme. We are asking each Christmas Chorus member to be dressed as a shepherd, townsmen or an angel. For the other community performance, we would like everyone to wear black shoes, black pants or black skirt topped with a red top of some type. Some accessories will be loaned to all participants for the performances. The idea is to present a unified look for our performances.
It is important that some makeup be used for the performance because of the lighting. We recommend the same amount that you would use as if preparing for a special evening out. If you are inexperienced with makeup application, there are many volunteers willing to help.”

Q: What songs will we sing?
A: We're still finalizing the repertoire list. However, we will be singing a mix of Christmas Carols designed to ring in the Christmas season. Something for everyone.

 Additional Questions?: If you have any further questions, please email