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North Point Government Center

7701 Wise Ave, Baltimore, MD 21222

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©2018 by Dundalk Sweet Adelines Star Spangled Chorus

About The Chorus

The Dundalk Chorus is a membership organization of female singers, who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun. We currently have about 40 singers of all ages, all walks of life, and from all parts of the Maryland area.

OUR MISSION 

It is our mission to provide a welcoming, loving and supportive atmosphere for women of all ages who want to sing four part harmony-barbershop style.  We share our fellowship and harmony by performing our music for the community at large, celebrating our diversity and accepting and developing each member's skills and  gifts so that we might excel musically.

EDUCATION

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. A couple of times a year, we will get coaching from a visiting master in the art of barbershop, where we learn many fabulous tricks of the trade.

COMPETITION

In the spring of every year, the Dundalk Chorus participates in the Region 19 chorus competition in Hershey, PA. Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our region to come together to sing for each other, and get some constructive feedback from a panel of judges. The winners of the regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories get to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a select city each year.

MEET OUR CHORUS LEADERS

Jennifer Williams

Director

The Dundalk Star Spangled Chorus is thrilled to introduce our Director, Jennifer Williams! Jen began singing at the age of 16, and has been a part of the Sweet Adelines International organization ever since. She has been a member of 8 registered quartets and 5 choruses in 3 different regions. She is currently a member of Harbor City Music Company, holding a 6th Place International Medal and 1st Place Regional Medal. In 1999, Jen set her sights on directing and was certified as a director in Sweet Adelines International. She then became a Front-Line Director of Harmony Shores Chorus of Region 9 (formerly Region 23).


Her outstanding efforts were soon recognized, as she was awarded the title of “Novice Director” in 2001. Then, in 2009, Jen led Harmony Shores Chorus to their title of Most Improved Chorus in 2009 and 2nd Place Small Chorus in 2010. After taking some time off from directing, Jen applied for her position with the Dundalk Sweet Adelines, and was named Director of the Star Spangled Chorus in May 2016!

Beverly Bruening

Associate Director & President

Bev Bruening joined the Dundalk Star Spangled Chorus in the fall of 2003. She is a retired music teacher who taught 39 years in the Dundalk area, working with the many award winning choruses from Patapsco High and Center for the Arts. Ms. Bruening has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from West Chester University in Pennsylvania, and received her Masters from Loyola in counseling. 

Bev is now a certified director with the Sweet Adelines International & enjoys coaching several Young Women in

Harmony youth quartets. While her musical involvement keeps her busy, she still has found time to become a “foster mom” for rescued schnauzers (in addition to the 4 she owns!).


Bev’s talents have proved to be a major asset to the chorus. Through her connections at Patapsco High School, she has helped recruit a number of young voices into the chorus! In addition to her roles as Associate Director & Chorus President, she also serves as a Bass Section Leader on the Music Team.

Music Team

Sheila
Calvert

Tenor Section Leader

Jessica
Tyree

Tenor Section Leader

Kay
O'Hara

Lead Section Leader

Laurie
Ports

Baritone Section Leader

Marian Garven

Baritone Section Leader

Machell
Smith

Baritone Section Leader

Bev
Bruening

Bass Section Leader

Jamie
White

Bass Section Leader

The Board

Bev
Bruening

President

Marian
Garven

Vice President

Pam
Allenbaugh

Recording Secretary

Sheila
Calvert

Board Member

Marge
Grossman

Board Member

Jamie
White

Board Member