Sunday, November 1, 2009
Largest Singing Lesson-world record set by
Sweet Adelines International
Nashville, Tenn., USA -- During the 63rd Sweet
Adelines International Convention held at the Sommet
Center, 6,651 singers from around the world set the new world
record for the Largest
Photos taken by Lilley Photography (enlarge
Eager for the opportunity to make history,
Sweet Adelines members lined up to participate.
"The enthusiasm of Sweet
Adelines International members and fans was instrumental
in achieving this record," said Kelly Kirchhoff, Director
of Communications for Sweet Adelines International. "Instructing
thousands of participants simultaneously is an extremely impressive
Music professional and past Sweet
Adelines International Quartet Champion Peggy Gram
led the lesson by demonstrating inspiring techniques for integrating
the voice into the art form.
Photo: Jennifer Perry-Edwards and Peggy
Gram called the experience of teaching
Singing lesson exhilarating. "It was inspiring to
demonstrate our unique style of music to thousands of singers
from around the globe. While obtaining the world record is
terrific, what's even more important is that it allowed us
the opportunity to show how rewarding it is to sing barbershop
harmony," said Gram after accepting the certificate for World's
Largest Singing lesson.
Sweet Adelines members are women
who excel in singing the unique musical art form of barbershop
The chorus includes women from ages 16 to the
mid-70s, representing nurses, teachers, attorneys, students,
retirees and others.
Adelines International is a musical force in the United
States and throughout the world. This nonprofit music education
association is headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., where it was
founded in 1945.
It is one of the world's largest singing organizations
for women, committed to advancing the musical art form of
barbershop harmony through education and performance.
The membership encompasses nearly 25,000
singers, 1,200 registered quartets and 600 choruses in most
of the fifty United States, Australia, Canada, England, Finland,
Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, The
Netherlands and Wales.
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Sunday, November 1, 2009