Visit a Rehearsal
Come to a place where more than 100 women can’t wait to sing in harmony with you! We welcome you to get on the risers and “Bust a Chord” with Pride!
We’d love to Meet You
We are always looking talented women to sing with us! Auditions are held year round.
As a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, we are part of a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through education and performance.
Our members have a wide variety of music backgrounds. Some of us have musical training or degrees. Most of us just have musical backgrounds from school choruses, glee clubs, community choirs, church choirs, and even singing in the shower.
All of us share the desire to reach our highest musical potential.
At Pride of Baltimore, we welcome guests every rehearsal night. We rehearse Monday evenings from 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm.
Atonement Lutheran Church
9121 Old Harford Rd
Parkville, MD 21234
Contact our Membership Chair for more information about joining or visiting.
What happens when I visit?
At your first rehearsal, you will be greeted by a member of the membership committee. You have the choice to either watch us or sing on the risers with us. If you want to sing, a member our music team will take you aside and listen to your voice. She will then assign you to one of the 4 vocal parts that characterize barbershop music — tenor, lead, baritone, or bass. In general, tenors sing the highest harmony notes, leads sing the melody, basses sing the lowest notes, and baritones harmonize by singing the remaining notes in the barbershop chord.
Can I just observe?
Absolutely! Guests – both men and women – are always welcome to visit and watch our rehearsals. We often have people who come just to enjoy the singing.
Is there an age limit?
We welcome all qualified women to join Pride of Baltimore. Our members range in age from the late teens up to 80's. We do require that women under 18 years old be accompanied at all times by an responsible adult such as a mother, aunt or other relative. This includes rehearsals, chorus retreats, performances, and competitions. Also, please be aware that our rehearsals are physically strenuous. We typically stand for 3 hours on the risers and many of our fast-paced songs (aka up-tunes) have choreography.
We audition year round
We hold auditions for the chorus year round and are always looking for singers! To find out what it is like to sing with us, we encourage you to visit the chorus several times and sing with us on the risers before making the decision to audition. Once you have decided to audition, we will be happy to get you started with the process.