Join Us

Do You Love to Sing?  Join Us! 

We would be delighted to have you join us in four-part harmony, barbershop style! We all share a love of music and the joy of friendship.

What is the Cape Shore Chorus?

We are a women’s barbershop chorus and the local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, an international non-profit organization devoted to the advancement and education of barbershop harmony. Our members are amateur singers from all walks of life, and reside in Cape May, Atlantic, Camden and Cumberland Counties.

Where do you rehearse?

We currently rehearse at the Upper Township Community Center at 1790 Route 50 Tuckahoe, NJ.

How much time is involved?

The chorus meets every Thursday night from 7:15 pm to 9:30 pm (April-October) and 7:45 pm to 9:45 pm (November-March). You’ll probably need to spend another hour or so each week at home, learning your part. The chorus also competes once a year at regional competition and performs at various fairs and festivals throughout the year.

Do I need to be able to read music? 

No, although the ability to read music is helpful, it is not required. In fact quite a few of our members don’t read music and learn their parts “by ear” from CDs we provide.

Suppose I can’t sing the high or low notes? 

Barbershop harmony requires four different voices – bass, baritone, tenor and lead. Most women find that their natural voice range allows them to sing at least one of these four parts. You’ll fit in somewhere.

I’ve never had any formal music training – does that matter? 

Not at all. If you like to sing and can carry a tune, we’ll teach you the rest. Some of our members never sang before joining us.

I’m interested and want to know more. What do I do? 

Call Betsy at (609) 425-4648 for more information. You’re also welcome to attend any of our rehearsals as our guest, so that you can see and hear for yourself what it’s all about! We’ll be expecting you – Come and Visit Us Next Thursday Night but do call first as the chorus sometimes rearranges rehearsals in order to perform in the community.