Meet The Greater Auckland Chorus
Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the Greater Auckland Chorus is an award winning, dynamic female performing group who specialise in 4 part harmony a cappella singing.
Looking for pulse-pounding tempos or soulful ballads? You've come to the right place. Our repertoire spans all musical genres, from barbershop standards to jazz and Broadway musical standards through to Pop and Rock music from the likes of Queen, Michael Jackson and The Eurythmics.
Whether you're looking for a place to sing with others, or searching for a dynamic chorus or quartet to perform at your next show or corporate event, GAC are the group for you.
We are made up of around 60 women from all over Auckland, from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and occupations who come together to share a love of singing and performing. While singing at night, by day we have doctors, lawyers, real estate agents, a clinical psychologist, teachers, mums and more who all use their involvement with Greater Auckland Chorus as a crucial creative outlet. As members of GAC we have all gone through an audition process to earn our place as a full member. We practice diligently, meeting for a three hour rehearsal each Tuesday night to work on our common goal of achieving beautifully blended harmonies and an exciting, energetic performance.
As a chorus we have won the New Zealand national title for women's barbershop singing six times since we were formed in 1983. This has allowed us to travel overseas to places such as Las Vegas, Hawaii, Seattle, Calgary and Phoenix to represent New Zealand at the international competition.
Our chorus is a member of Sweet Adelines International - one of the world's largest singing organizations for women, boasting members from 5 continents. Sweet Adelines strives to educate women musically across the globe and offer unforgettable life experiences, support and sisterhood.
There are currently 700 New Zealand members, including the 60 singers from the Greater Auckland Chorus.
The Greater Auckland Chorus is always looking for new members. Whether it's the joy of singing, the music education, the time to do something for you, or the life-long friendships formed, Sweet Adelines is an extraordinary outlet for women. If you are a woman who loves to sing, we'd love to meet you.