The Toast of Tampa Show Chorus is one of the over 700 choruses of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide, non-profit, educational organization supporting four-part a cappella, barbershop-style harmony singing. We are so excited to be the 2014 Third Place International Champions!
Toast of Tampa takes seriously the title of Show Chorus! We produce shows, sing at a number of community events, and participate in annual competitions with other choruses. We also perform Singing Telegrams for special occasions including Valentines Day and Mother's Day. If you're looking for a unique musical experience to liven up your event, please check out our Hire section.
In addition to sharing our music with others, another great passion of ours is learning more about the art of a cappella 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.
Competitions are a special time for quartets and choruses from our Region to come together to sing for each other, and receive constructive feedback from a panel of qualified judges. The winners of the Regional competition in both quartet and chorus categories are invited to travel to International Competition, which is held in the fall in a city selected each year.
Most choruses have a number of members who form their own vocal quartets in addition to singing with the chorus.