Sweet Harmony is a chorus of female singers who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun during the Months of November through March. We currently have over 20 mature singers from all walks of life and all parts of the United States.
In 1993 at the Gulf State Park Beth Pasuello put up a note asking if any women would like t0 form a quartet or a group to sing in the barbershop style. Thirteen women responded to the call. Their original director was a man from the men's barbershop group. Their first performance was at the Gulf State Park.
In 2001 the chorus of 25 was directed by Candy Bradley.
Snowbird migration was disrupted be Hurrican Ivan in 2004. The group didn't reform until 2006 with only 7 members returning. They met in the hallway just outside of the tennis lockerroom doors in a building near the Bodenheimer Building. The next two years they met at the activity building at the Island Retreat RV Park. They then returned to their original location at the Gulf State Park Activity Building. Betty Greeley was director from 2009 through 2013 when Betty Glasscock stepped up to the position. The group moved to the choir room at the Gulf Shore United Methodist Church in 2014. The current director is our favorite North Dakota Snowbird, Pamula K. Rustan.
The main purpose of Sweet Harmony Chorus is to get out and sing in our winter home community. We are available to sing at your next function or event that's held in February or March. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire Us section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of acapella singing. Vocal instruction is a regular part of chorus rehearsals, and a very important component of the chorus experience.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus. Sweet Harmony Chorus is looking forward to the possiblity of forming a quartet or two.