Note-Ably North Texas Women’s Barbershop Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Sweet Adelines International is a worldwide organization of female singers specializing in the art of barbershop music. The Allen chapter was established in 2001 and became chartered members of Sweet Adelines International in 2002. Members meet weekly to practice, socialize, and increase their knowledge of the barbershop artform. Based in Allen, Texas, Note-Ably North Texas Chorus is comprised of women from the North Dallas and Collin County areas.
The Note-Ably North Texas Chorus performs at civic and social events throughout the year. At Christmas time and on Valentine’s Day, the chorus visits retirement centers to entertain the residents and their families. The following is a sample list of past performances:
- National Peace Officers memorial Day in Plano, Texas
- National Anthem at the Allen American Hockey Games and Rough Riders Baseball Games
- Multiple Sclerosis Walk
- Retirement Centers at Christmastime
- McKinney Dickens of a Christmas
- Heard Museum Trail of Lights
- Allen Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Every rehearsal incorporates instruction on vocal production. In June of each year, the members attend the Summer Music Camp at Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas for two days of intense instruction on various aspects of barbershop singing. Sweet Adelines throughout the region gather to learn the finer points of barbershop harmony, renew friendships, and make new friends.