About Our Chorus

Founded in September 1972, the Mid-Lakes Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have about 20 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all parts of southwest Michigan.

Sturgis COAThe main purpose of
the Mid-Lakes Chorus is to get out and sing for our community. We sing at annual shows, a number of community events, and at an annual competition. We also perform Singing Telegrams around Valentines Day and Mother's Day. We are available to sing at your next function or event. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.


Performance Education

In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a capella singing. 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 will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade. We also have educational opportunities provided by our region, usually twice a year. These "Harmony Weekends" can be one day or all weekend long with various topics of learning, and are a great way to meet other singers in the region and learn from other choruses. 

CompetitionIn the spring of every year, the Mid-Lakes Chorus participates chorus competition. 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. In 2016, International Competition will be held in Las Vegas, NV. . Click here to learn more


Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus.The Mid-Lakes chorus currently is home to a number of wonderful quartets, and we are very proud of them! 



Our chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 25,000 members in choruses and 600 quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We are also a member of   Great Lakes Harmony Region 17

We'd like to teach the world to sing....


July 16, 2018

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!


Join Us!

Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.


 What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.


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