The Carillon Belles chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have 13 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and all different parts of Norfolk and Haldimand Counties.
The main purpose of the Carillon Belles 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 at special times throughout the year e.g. Valentine'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,
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. Over the year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.
CompetitionIn the spring of every year, the Carillon Belles chorus participates in the Region 2 chorus competition in Dearborn, Michigan. 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.
Our Carillon Belles chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, a non-profit organization of approximately 30,000 members in choruses and quartets, worldwide. The Headquarters is in Tulsa, Oklahoma.