Aug 022012

Aberdeen’s very own award winning Chorus of Sweet Adelines is having another busy year preparing for a series of events in the North East of Scotland.  With thanks to Linda Allan.

Usually at this time of year, this extremely accomplished medal winning Chorus is preparing to take to the stage at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe but this year, due to problems with a venue, Chorus Director Gwen Topp decided that it was time to tour in the local area and bring a summer show to their loyal fans in the North East.

Interviewed recently about the Chorus, Gwen said:

“We work hard every year preparing for our annual competition, making sure that our vocal and performance skills are at a very high level and, as many time medal winners over the years, this dedication has paid off extremely well.”

“But the ladies also enjoy putting on shows and staging concerts, particularly if that involves dressing up, or props!  This kind of performance also allows us to choose a repertoire which suits different audiences and different events and lets us include a few comedy moments which the ladies and the audience usually enjoy very much. “After these summer shows, our schedule continues with a Charity musical event in the Music Hall on Sunday 7th October as invited artists supporting such causes as the Maggie’s Foundation.

“Later in the year, as we prepare for our own Christmas Shows in Aberdeen, we will be looking forward to singing in the magnificent Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow as guests of the Phoenix Choir in their Christmas Concert on 14th December.  The Chorus relishes the chance to perform at all kinds of venues and for all kinds of audience and seeing the happy smiling faces in the audience always adds to our enjoyment of the event.”

This talented group of enthusiastic singers will be delighting the folks of Fraserburgh with a harmonious evening of light-hearted entertainment and exciting a cappella singing on Saturday 25th August at 7.45pm in The United Reformed Church on Mid Street. For tickets for this event, contact the Church, or Baird’s Pharmacy. The group also has a show in Newtonhill on Saturday 1st September at 7.45pm in the Bettridge Centre.  For tickets for this event, contact the Bettridge Centre or, visit the website at