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.


2018 A-Cappella Workshop



Registration opens March 1st, 2018
Click on the Register tab for Registration instructions

The A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP is being hosted by NORTHUMBERLAND CHORUS of Sweet Adelines International.

Women of all ages are invited to join the chorus for our 7 week A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP 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 6:30-8:30 pm during the weeks of Apr. 9th – May 28th

During the A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP you will learn four songs in 4-Part a-cappella (without accompaniment) harmony barbershop style. The A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP includes two community performances on May 14th and May 29th.

This is a great opportunity TO TRY SOMETHING NEW JUST FOR YOU, and to see what The Northumberland Chorus is all about.


Registration Deadline April 4, 2018


A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP Registration Instructions

Registration Deadline is April 4th, 2018


  1. Register for the A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP. Participants must register ahead of time to receive music and learning tracks, as well as reserve their place in the A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP.  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 TVCogeco 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 April 4th, 2018
          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’


A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP Frequently Asked Questons

QI'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. 

QDo 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.

Q:  What is included in the Fee?
A:  Your registration will include access to the Learning Tracks, Sheet Music, 7 weeks of rehearsals, and the opportunity to perform at least twice in the community.


A-CAPPELLA BOOT CAMP Frequently Asked Questons

Q: Is there a costume?
 Yes! We will coordinate our performance outfits to present an unified look at our community performances.  We will ask everyone to wear black shoes, black pants or black skirt and the tops will be finalized closer to after the first rehearsal.  We also recommend that everyone wear some makeup for the community performances 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 fun mix songs and ask everyone to memorize one song.

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