Become a GAC member
- sing with people from all walks of life, ages and interests;
- perform at a variety of venues;
- enroll as a member of Sweet Adelines International
- enjoyable, fun, interesting and challenging opportunities;
- travel nationally and internationally;
- compete at regional and international levels,
- challenge yourself to achieve your personal vocal best;
- escape life's stresses for a few hours per week, doing what you love doing: singing in harmony!
Our chorus is put together from people of all ages and walks of life and offers a supportive environment to enjoy and extend your singing and performance talents.
We sing four part harmony, a cappella (without accomopaniment) and we have a varied repertoire with both modern and traditional Barbershop songs. The four parts from high to low are Tenor, Lead, Baritone and Bass. The Tenors range from Eb above middle C to C 2 octaves above middle C. The Bass part ranges from Bb above middle C to Db below middle C (some can go lower, but our music rarely visits there).
When you arrive, we will voice place you, and you will join us on the risers from Day 1, or you can sit out and watch to see if this tickles your fance. We are an auditioned chorus, and you will be given several weeks, and plenty of coaching and support to get through the audition, which is done in small group formation in private.
To help cover costs from music and venue hire through to costumes and coaches, subs are payable. We will discuss the best way for you to pay based on what is comfortable for you - whether it be fortnightly, monthly or annually.
Members are invited to help boost funds by taking part in a variety of fundraising efforts. All members are at liberty to choose which projects they will get involved in, depending on their time, circumstances and interests.
We rehearse Tuesdays, from 7:30-10:00 pm and guests are welcome at all rehearsals. Most of the chorus arrive around 7pm to catch up with each other and talk about your own week.
Come and visit us! Just drop by or send an email to our Membership Coordinator, and let us know you'd like to attend a rehearsal.
Feel free to ask any other questions you may have, too.
Please note, we are currently operating as a vaccinated chorus and masks are required to be worn at rehearsals.
Our rehearsal venue is located at:
University of Auckland Epsom Campus
College of Education - Music Building, Building B
Gate 3, 74 Epsom Avenue,
Need some help finding us? Click here for a map.
We have members from right across the wider Auckland area, let us know if you need a ride to get to us - car-pooling could be arranged.
We look forward to meeting you.